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Air Marshal Chandra Kant Viswanath Gole

Service No & Branch 3652 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 03 Sep 1949 Course: 49/50 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Oct 1984 Superannuated Nick Name : Chandu
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 03 Sep 1954Sqn Ldr : 03 Sep 1960Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1966Acting Gp Capt : 01 May 1969
Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1971Acting Air Cmde : 01 Mar 1973Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1975Acting AVM : 25 May 1978
AVM : 01 Aug 1978Acting Air Marshal : 18 Apr 1980Air Marshal : 10 Oct 1980C-in-C : 18 Apr 1980
Training and Other Courses Attended
16 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 21 Mar 196312 NDC (Gp Capt) - 01 Dec 1972
Badges Qualified
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Aug 1955 - Flt LtNo.10 SquadronPalam Squadron Pilot
- 01 Dec 1958Sqn LdrEmpire Test Pilots School, UKFarnborough Test Pilot Course 17th Course
10 Mar 1959 - 10 Nov 1959Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
01 May 1959 - Sqn LdrHALBangalore Test Pilot
01 Nov 1959 - Sqn Ldr1 Base Repair DepotKanpur 
- 01 Mar 1967Wg Cdr15 WingBareilly Officer in Charge Flying
03 Jan 1966 - 28 Apr 1969Wg CdrNo.15 SquadronAmbala Commanding Officer
01 May 1969 - 03 Mar 1972Gp Capt9 WingHalwara Station Commander
01 Dec 1972 - 01 Feb 1973Gp CaptAircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore Commandant
01 Mar 1973 - 01 Aug 1974Air CmdeAircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore Commandant
22 Jul 1974 - 24 May 1978Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Air Staff Requirements)
25 May 1978 - 03 Sep 1978AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Plans
22 Sep 1978 - 17 Apr 1980AVMEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Air Staff Officer
18 Apr 1980 - 13 Jan 1981Air MarshalMaintenance CommandNagpur Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
15 Jan 1981 - 30 Jun 1983Air MarshalPSO: Planning, Air HQDelhi Deputy Chief of Air Staff
01 Jul 1983 - 31 Oct 1984Air MarshalSouth Western Air CommandJodhpur Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptChandra Kant Viswanath Gole3652 GD(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1971Announced 26 Jan 1971
Details :

Group Captain Chandra Kant Vishwanath Gole was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in September 1949. He has held several staff and command appointments with distinction. He attended the Elementary Flying Training School Course in 1948, the Conversion Training Course in 1949, Basic Fighter Controller Course in 1952, Junior Commander Course in 1953, Armament Training Course at Armament Training Wing in 1955, the 17th Course at Empire Test Pilots School, U.K. in 1958 and Defence Services' Staff College Course in 1962-63. He has done significant work in a Fighter Squadron of the Indian Air Force and the Aircraft and Armament Testing Unit. Since May 1969, he has been in command of a flying station and has rendered creditable service.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19710126
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptChandra Kant Viswanath Gole3652 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details : GROUP CAPTAIN CHANDRA KANT VISWANATH GOLE, AVSM, (3652) F (P): In the conflict with Pakistan, Group Captain Gole was the Station Commander of a forward base [Halwara]. With complete disregard to personal safety and with unflagging zeal, he successfully directed the air defence operations in the Punjab Sector. His base was subjected to repeated enemy air raids. On one occasion, he narrowly escaped death when a time bomb exploded very close to him, killing two. Unmindful of the incident, and even though he suffered a temporary deafness, as a result of this, he exhibited great leadership and zeal, which enabled him to meet fully the entire needs of the operational squadrons based at his station. In the discharge of his functions as a Commander, he inspired his men by his outstanding courage, selfless devotion to duty and quaJities-of fine leadership. The high morale, with which he imbued the aircrew and the ground personnel of his station, was a major contribution to the success of air operations. As a leader of men and an administrator and organiser of high ability, Group Captain Gole rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.
Unit : AFS Halwara
Reference : GoI19720126
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