Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Group Captain Bipinchandra Shantaram Raje

Service No & Branch 5182 F(P)
Date of Birth: 17 Oct 1935 Commissioned: 25 Aug 1956 Course: 69 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Oct 1987 Superannuated Died on 20 Aug 2007 (72 Years age)
Qualifications Held :
Remarks : 1Sqn(65) 222Sqn(71)
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 25 Aug 1961Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1977Acting Gp Capt : 15 Sep 1980Gp Capt : 05 Nov 1980
Badges Qualified
Google the Bharat Rakshak Website for : "B S Raje"
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

15 Sep 1977 - 09 Dec 1979Wg CdrNo.222 SquadronAmbala Commanding Officer
01 Aug 1982 - 31 Mar 1983Gp Capt32 WingJodhpur Chief Operations Officer
01 Apr 1983 - 14 Oct 1985Gp Capt27 WingBhuj Station Commander
01 Jan 1986 - Gp CaptNCC Bombay BMumbai Group Commander
Incomplete Information? Additions? Corrections? Please download Template File and follow instructions.

Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrBipinchandra Shantaram Raje5182 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1973
Details :

Squadron Leader Bipinchandra Shantaram Raje has been serving as a Flight Commander in a fighter squadron. He was assigned responsibilities for the Squadron Daily Serviceability State and flying training. By his hard work, initiative and drive he raised the operational efficiency of his Squadron to a very high standard. During the Operations in December, 1971, he volunteered to fly some of the most arduous and dangerous missions deep into enemy territory. On his very first mission his section was attacked by enemy aircraft and his No. 2 was shot down. Despite this he continued to lead missions with great success. In the interdiction and close support roles, he did exceptionally well, revealing in uncanny ability to detect well concealed targets.

His personal ability in flying, capable leadership, operational successes, and his contribution to the Squadron, both in operations and otherwise, are of special significance to the Indian Air Force.

Unit : 222 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 23rd March 1974 - No.34 - Pres/74 dated 26th January 1973
The data in the header section of this page comes from the Gazette of India - Click here to see the source
Note: All the data available here is publicly available in the Gazette of India, published by the Indian Government, or from public domain sources, press releases about Awards and Right-To-Information (RTI) Requests. Additionally data shared by veterans is added to the page with permission. No data with respect to serving officers below the rank of AVM is displayed. Information in Gazette of India and Award citations and photographs as released by the Indian Air Force are the only details displayed.