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Wing Commander Keshev Chandra Aggarwal

Service No & Branch 4434 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 17 Jan 1953 Course: 59 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Apr 1979 Superannuated
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Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1970
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

03 Nov 1970 - 01 Feb 1974Wg CdrNo.10 SquadronPune/ Jodhpur Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Wg CdrKeshev Chandra Aggarwal4434 F(P)Award Date 09 Dec 1971Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During hostilities with Pakistan in December, 1971, Wing Commander Keshev Chandra Aggarwal was in command of an operational Fighter Squadron. He led a number of operational missions against enemy armour and troops concentrations in support of our ground forces. Though faced with heavy ground fire and air opposition, he pressed home his attacks and destroyed numerous vehicles and a petrol dump. On the 4th December, 1971, and again on 8th December, 1971, he undertook reconnaissance sorties in Chor-Doronara areas and successfully located two trains carrying ammunition and destroyed them. On the 6th December, 1971, he led a formation and destroyed a railway engine and fifteen wagons containing ammunition in Chor-DoronaraHasiar area. Again on the 9th December, 1971, he destroyed fifteen wagons and damaged approximately forty wagons at Mir-Purkhas, which deprived the enemy of vital supplies.

Throughout the operations, Wing Commander Keshev Chandra Aggarwal displayed gallantry, leadership and flying skill of a high order.

Unit : 10 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 17th June 1972 - No.75 - Pres/72 dated 1st June 1972
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