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Air Commodore Rajendra Narain Pande

Service No & Branch 7676 F(P)
Date of Birth: 07 May 1942 Commissioned: 28 Oct 1963 Course: 85 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 May 1996 Superannuated
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 06 Mar 1984Gp Capt : 01 Nov 1987Acting Air Cmde : 19 Apr 1993
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Aug 1974 - 31 Jul 1977Sqn LdrNo.141 SSS FlightJamnagar Commanding Officer
01 Apr 1982 - 08 Jul 1984Wg CdrNo.110 Helicopter Unit Commanding Officer
01 Apr 1993 - 31 May 1996Air CmdeCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Deputy Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Shaurya Chakra
Flt LtRajendra Narain Pande7676 GD(P)Award Date 03 Mar 1966Announced 26 Jan 1968
Details :

On 3rd March 1966, Aijal, the headquarters of Mizo District, was surrounded by hostiles and it became essential to rush reinforcements there. Despite the fact that the hostiles had taken up positions very close to Aijal helipad and all bridges had been destroyed, Flight Lieutenant Rajendra Narayan Pandeya led a force of helicopters to land troops knowing fully well that It would be an easy target for the hostiles' guns. On reaching Aijal, one of the helicopters was hit by hostile fire whereupon they were recalled to base. On the next day, he again took off and landed troops at Aijal which turned the tide of operations against the hostiles. Since then, he had been engaged in active flying in the sector airlifting troops and equipment and evacuating casualties and civilians.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Rajendra Narayan Pandeya displayed courage and determination.

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Reference : Gazette of India , 6th April 1968 - No.28 - Pres/68 dated 26th January 1968
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