Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Group Captain Dinesh Chandra Bhandari

Service No & Branch 5219 F(N)
Date of Birth: 04 Jan 1934 Commissioned: 25 Aug 1956 Course: 11 NAV Course Entry Mode : Airmen
Service End: Retired on 31 Jan 1986 Superannuated Died on 20 Jan 2021 (87 Years age)
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 25 Aug 1961Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1977Acting Gp Capt : 29 Apr 1979Gp Capt : 01 May 1980
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- 01 Dec 1971Flt LtNo.5 Squadron Squadron Navigator
- Gp Capt4 Air Force Selection BoardVaranasi President
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrDinesh Chandra Bhandari5219 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Squadron leader Dinesh Chandra Bhandary was serving with a Bomber Squadron. As a senior Navigator, he was responsible for leading and planning the raids against various difficult targets. He flew nine missions against deep centred enemy targets, which were well defended with air cover and ground ack-ack. Some of the missions were flown in broad daylight involving great risks. His determination and cool courage in hitting the enemy targets were an ideal example to the junior Navigators. His guidance and advice were mainly responsible for the success of other missions also.

Throughout, Squadron leader Dinesh Chandra Bhandary displayed gallantry, professional skill and leadership of a high order.

Unit : 5 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972
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