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Squadron Leader Ramesh Chander Sachdeva

Service No & Branch 5306 F(P)
Date of Birth: Commissioned: 23 Mar 1957 Course: 71 Course Entry Mode : NDA
Service End: Died in Service 10 Dec 1971 Aircraft Loss Hunter F56 at . SD Naraya
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Training and Other Courses Attended
11 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 19559 PAI (Fg Offr) - 01 Feb 1962
Badges Qualified
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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

- 01 Dec 1971Sqn LdrNo.14 Squadron Squadron Pilot
01 Jan 1967 - 01 Jan 1968Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrRamesh Chander Sachdeva5306 F(P)Award Date 10 Dec 1971Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the conflict with Pakistan in December, 1971, Squadron Leader Ramesh Chander Sachdeva served with a FighterBomber Squadron. On 4th December 1971, he carried out attacks with determination and tenacity against very heavy ack-ack defended targets at Chittagong and later destroyed seven trains, carrying vital supplies to the Pakistani forward positions, at Laksham. He flew 15 operational sorties in 6 days of the operations and destroyed a number of ships, tanks, Gun positions, bunkers, trains and fuel tanks in the face of heavy ground fire. He landed back with serious bullet holes in the aircraft on two occasions. On 10th December 1971, while carrying out a sortie, his engine flamed out after an attack on an enemy boat and his aircraft crashed as a result of which he died.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Ramesh Chander Sachdeva displayed gallantry, leadership, determination and flying skill of a high order.

Unit : 14 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 17th June 1972 - No.79 - Pres/72 dated 1st June 1972

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
10 Dec 1971Hunter F56BA-275Sqn Ldr Ramesh Chander Sachdeva +
14 SqnSD Narayanganj Eject
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