Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Group Captain Dara Phiroze Chinoy

Service No & Branch 7199 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 09 Mar 1963 Course: 83 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jan 1990 Voluntary Retirement Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 09 Mar 1964Flt Lt : 09 Mar 1968Gp Capt : 19 Jul 1985
Training and Other Courses Attended
38 DSSC (Wg Cdr) - 20 Nov 1982
Badges Qualified
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Flt Lt
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 Jan 1973 - 01 Jan 1976Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
02 Oct 1979 - 30 Mar 1980Wg CdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Chief Flying Instructor
15 Jun 1983 - 21 Aug 1984Wg CdrNo.30 SquadronTezpur Commanding Officer
- Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Joint Director (Offensive Operations)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Fg OffrDara Phiroze Chinoy7199 GD(P)Award Date 01 Jan 1966Announced 01 Jan 1966
Details :

Flying Officer Dara Phiroze Chinoy was pilot in an operational squadron in the Punjab when the hostilities against Pakistan broke out. On 10th September, 1965, while on a low level strike mission against heavily defended targets in the Lahore sector, his aircraft was shot down and after ejecting from the aircraft, he landed in the area held by the enemy. Then started a long chase by the enemy for capturing him. Fg Offr Chinoy walked, crawled and, when required, ran for over five hours to evade capture until he safely crossed the front line and arrived amidst our own friendly forces. The very high sense of duty shown by the officer in successfully evading capture for such a prolonged period against very heavy odds, speaks of the sense of determination and devotion to duty of this officer.

Through this tortuous and dangerous course of action, Fg Offr Chinoy not only successfully foiled the attempts of hordes of Pakistani soldiers and civilians to capture him, but also rejoined his squadron to carry out further operational missions against the enemy.

The officer has completed 10 operational sorties on low level strike missions and armed patrols during the current hostilities and has contributed a large extent towards the achievements of his squadron.

Unit : 32 Sqn
Reference : GoI19660101No17

Accidents and Incidents: 2

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
06 Jan 1964OuraganFg Offr Dara Phiroze Chinoy
29 SqnDNE Ejected after el
10 Sep 1965Mystere IVaFg Offr Dara Phiroze Chinoy
32 SqnAA Fire ejected in e

Additional Notes

Remarks: NDTV Note added: 2015-08-31
Remarks: NDTV Note added: 2015-08-31

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