Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Squadron Leader Krishnaswamy Chandra Shekhar

Service No & Branch 5670 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 07 Feb 1959 Course: 74 Course
Service End: Retired on 03 Aug 1973 Voluntary Retirement
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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 1970Sqn LdrNo.29 SquadronGuwahati Flight Commander
01 Jan 1967 - 01 Jan 1968Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrKrishnaswamy Chandra Shekhar5670 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Squadron Leader Krishnaswamy Chandra Shekhar was the Flight Commander of a Fighter Squadron. By sound planning, he ensured that all the Pilots of his Squadron were fully operational by day as well as by night. He carried out a number of Photographic missions deep into the enemy territory in unarmed aircraft and in heavily defended areas.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Krishnaswamy Chandra Shekhar displayed courage, leadership and devotion to duty.

Unit : 29 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
17 May 1961OuraganIC-870Fg Offr Krishnaswamy Chandra Shekhar
2 SqnEj in flat spin over
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