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Group Captain Ram Krishna Batra

Service No & Branch 4715 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: 23 Aug 1932 Commissioned: 17 Jul 1954 Course: 63 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Aug 1984 Superannuated Died on 03 Aug 1988 (56 Years age) Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 17 Jul 1955Flt Lt : 17 Jul 1959Sqn Ldr : 17 Jul 1965Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1973
Acting Gp Capt : 05 May 1980Gp Capt : 04 Nov 1980
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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

- Sqn Ldr16 WingHashimara Officer in Charge Flying
30 Nov 1970 - 13 Jan 1972Wg CdrNo.26 SquadronAdampur Commanding Officer
07 May 1973 - 13 Apr 1975Wg CdrNo.32 SquadronHindon Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg CdrRam Krishna Batra4715 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1976
Details : Wing Commander Ram Krishen Batra has been the Commanding 0fficer of a fighter Squadron with effect from 7th May 1973. Under his command, the Squadron made tremendous progress in all spheres of Squadron activities and now stands as one of the finest fighting Squadrons in the Service. This Squadron won the Mukherjee Trophy durins the Weapons Meet of 1974-75. Wing Commander Batra has flown nearly 4000 hours on Single engine and has participated in operations during Indo-Pak Conflict, 1971. He has also served as a qualified flying instructor. His Competence in man-management and other fields of administration is commendable. Wing Commander Ram Krishen Batra has throughout displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.
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Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd January 1977 - No.5- Pres/77 dated 26th January 1976

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
17 Apr 1970Sukhoi-7UU-869Sqn Ldr Ram Krishna Batra
Fg Offr Velayudhan Gopa Kumar
26 SqnUndershot during PFL
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