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Group Captain Chandra Krishna Kumar Menon

Service No & Branch 5699 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 29 May 1959 Course: 75 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Jun 1988 Superannuated Nick Name : Mini
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 29 May 1960Wg Cdr : 01 Nov 1978Acting Gp Capt : 27 Jul 1981Gp Capt : 02 Jun 1982
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Flt Lt
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- 30 Apr 1967Flt Lt28 WingHindan (Ghaziabad) SFSO
10 May 1967 - 30 Mar 1969Flt LtNo.10 SquadronJamnagar Squadron Pilot
01 Apr 1969 - Flt LtNo.220 Squadron Squadron Pilot
23 Aug 1972 - 31 Jan 1973Sqn LdrAircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore Chief Test Pilot
08 Jan 1977 - 11 Dec 1979Wg CdrNo.10 SquadronJodhpur Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Flt LtChandra Krishna Kumar Menon5699 GD(P)Award Date 08 Sep 1965Announced 01 Jan 1966
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Chandra Krishna Kumar Menon joined a Hunter Squadron at Halwara on 7th September 1965, to take part in operations against Pakistan. By the time the cease-fire came into force he had carried out eight operational sorties of which seven were in close support of the army.

On 8th September, 1965, he was detailed to lead a four aircraft formation to engage targets in the Kasur-Lahore sector. His formation destroyed a supply train at Raiwind railway Station. The train was carrying ammunition badly needed by the enemy forces in the Kasur region. The denial of this vital supply of ammunition was a major factor in causing the withdrawal of the enemy armour with heavy losses. During the same mission, a large number of tanks and gun emplacements were also successfully engaged and destroyed or damaged. At least six enemy tanks were destroyed on this occasion.

In these sorties, Flight Lieutenant Chandra Krishna Kumar Menon displayed professional skill and utter disregard for his personal safety in the best traditions of the Air Force.

Unit : 20 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 12th February 1966 - No.15 - Pres/66 dated 1st January 1966
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