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Wing Commander Kizhanatham Ramabadra Rajagopalan

Service No & Branch 4875 ADM (Orig: F(P))

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Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 16 Apr 1955 Course: 65 Course
Service End: Retired on 01 Jul 1976 Voluntary Retirement
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtKizhanatham Ramabadra Rajagopalan4875 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1966
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Flight Lieutenant Kizhanatham Ramabadran Rajagopalan has been serving with a Transport Squadron operating in Jammu and Kashmir since 1961. He had earlier been on operational tour of the Naga Hills and NEFA area. During his short service career, Flight Lieutenant Rajagopalan has completed a total of about 4000 hours of flying including 1300 hours in operational areas. His operational experience has been a great asset to the Squadron and on many occasions, when weather conditions were most unfavourable, he voluntarily undertook hazardous supply dropping missions to the most isolated and remote forward posts in Ladakh. In his flights in operational areas he has shown commendable professional skill and his performance has been a source of inspiration to other members of the Squadron in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force.

Unit : 43 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th February 1966 - No.14-Pres/66 dated 1st January 1966
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