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Wing Commander Gajanan Damodar Shintre

Service No & Branch 10089 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 13 Mar 1966 Course: 95 Course
Service End: Retired on 17 Jul 1986 Nick Name :
Qualifications Held : Instructor Rating: A1
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 13 Mar 1967Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985
Training and Other Courses Attended
36 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 22 Nov 1980
Badges Qualified
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Sqn Ldr

Wg Cdr
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jan 1974 - 01 Jan 1976Flt LtFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
13 Jan 1983 - 18 Mar 1984Wg CdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Chief Flying Instructor
16 Jan 1984 - 25 Nov 1985Wg CdrDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Directing Staff
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Shaurya Chakra
Wg CdrGajanan Damodar Shintre10089 F(P)Award Date 29 Feb 1984Announced 26 Jan 1985
Details :

On the 29th February 1984, Wing Commander Gajanan Damodar Shintre was detailed for general handling sortie with Flt. Lt. PV Choudhari. On being informed that the aircraft had developed some serious trouble, Wg Cdr Shintre promptly took over the controls as the Captain of the aircraft. Assessing the situation he noticed that he was at a height of 3700 ft. He was left with two options to abandon the aircraft or to attempt a force landing. He gallantly elected to force land rather than abandon the aircraft, even though his decision might have led to grave injuries to himself and his crew. Thereafter he executed a perfect forced landing mustering all his experience and skill at a very critical juncture and causing minimum damage to the aircraft. Wing Commander Gajanan Damodar Shintre thus displayed conspicuous courage, professional skill and devotion to duty of high order.

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Reference : Gazette of India , 16th March 1985 - No.?? - Pres/85 dated 26th January 1985
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