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Air Commodore Mangatil Karakad Chandrasekhar

Service No & Branch 4720 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Transport
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 17 Jul 1954 Course: 63 Course
Service End: Retired on 25 Dec 1986 Voluntary Retirement Nick Name :
Qualifications Held : Instructor Rating: A1
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 17 Jul 1955Flt Lt : 17 Jul 1959Sqn Ldr : 17 Jul 1965Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1974
Acting Gp Capt : 20 Jun 1977Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1978Acting Air Cmde : 05 Jan 1981Air Cmde : 01 Jun 1982
Training and Other Courses Attended
6 LDMC (Wg Cdr) - 30 Jun 197622 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1982
Badges Qualified
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Air Cmde
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 Dec 1970Sqn LdrNo.43 SquadronJorhat Flight Commander
- Sqn LdrNo.1 Target Tug Unit Commanding Officer
31 Jul 1966 - 21 Aug 1968Sqn LdrAir Force Training Team, NDAKhadakvasla Officer in Charge
02 Mar 1972 - 22 Nov 1973Wg Cdr21 WingLeh Station Commander
04 Dec 1973 - 02 Jan 1975Wg CdrTransport Training WingYelahanka Chief Instructor (Flying)
01 Jun 1977 - 01 Jan 1981Gp CaptAircrew Examination BoardHindon Commanding Officer
09 Jan 1984 - 26 Mar 1985Air CmdeAFS TambaramChennai Air Officer Commanding
01 Apr 1985 - 18 Jan 1987Air Cmde10 WingJorhat Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vishist Seva Medal
Flt LtMangatil Karakad Chandrasekhar4720 GD(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1964Announced 26 Jan 1964
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Mangatil Karakad Chandrasekhar is qualified flying instructor employed at one of the Transport Training Wings for the past three years. This young officer has a brilliant record of flying hours in short service career and holds the highest transport category and instrument rating.

During the emergency this officer undertook the additional training commitment and displayed sense of dedication, responsibility and preserved for long hours to achieve outstanding results. In addition, he flew on many missions to ALGs airlifting urgently required troops and material both by day and night to forward area.

Throughout this period, Flt. Lt. Chandrasekhar unmindful of his personal safety and physical strain, rendered valuable service which was in keeping with the best traditions of the Air Force.

Unit : TTW
Reference : GoI19640126No15
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrMangatil Karakad Chandrasekhar4720 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1970
Details :

Squadron Leader Mangatil Karakad Chandrasekhar joined a transport squadron about a year ago. During this period, he has carried out over 800 hours of operational flying, totally unmindful of operational fatigue. He has also contributed substantially to the buildup of operational pilots in the Squadron and the training of the newly posted officers. He holds the highest instrument rating and is an A-2 instructor. In all his assignments, he has always displayed initiative of the highest order.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Mangatil Karakad Chandrasekhar displayed courage, initiative and professional skill.

Unit : 43 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 25th April 1970 - No.16 - Pres/70 dated 26th January 1970
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