Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Group Captain Gangadhar Ranganath Railkar

Service No & Branch 5928 F(N)
Date of Birth: 09 Aug 1938 Commissioned: 28 May 1960 Course: 17 NAV Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Aug 1988 Superannuated Died on 30 Dec 2000 (62 Years age)
Qualifications Held :
Remarks : nstructor at Nav School in Begumpet and did a course with RAF in UK in 1967. He went on to serve in 6 Sqn, 35 Sqn
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 28 May 1965Wg Cdr : 08 Nov 1980Gp Capt : 19 Jul 1985
Training and Other Courses Attended
29 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 01 Dec 1973
Badges Qualified
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Sqn Ldr
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

21 Feb 1983 - 02 Dec 1984Wg CdrAir Force Intelligence School Commanding Officer
- 31 Aug 1988Gp CaptTraining CommandBangalore Senior Personnel Staff Officer
03 Dec 1984 - 06 Feb 1986Gp CaptAir Force Intelligence School Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Flt LtGangadhar Ranganath Railkar5928 GD(N)Award Date 22 Sep 1965Announced 15 Aug 1966
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Gangadhar Rangnath Railkar has been a navigator in a Photo Reconnaissance Squadron since 1962. During the September 1965, operations, he undertook several missions and obtained vital information about the enemy dispositions. He always volunteered for the most difficult sorties and flew several operational missions. The valuable information, which he brought by making reconnaissance flights contributed to a large extent towards our planning and successful execution of operations.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Gangadhar Rangnath Railkar displayed exemplary courage and professional skill of a high order.

Unit : 106 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 8th October 1966 - No.72 - Pres/66 dated 30th September 1966
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