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Air Vice Marshal Chandra Kant Krishnatri

Service No & Branch 7697 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 28 Oct 1963 Course: 85 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Aug 2000 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 28 Oct 1964Flt Lt : 28 Oct 1968Wg Cdr : 21 Jun 1982Gp Capt : 19 May 1986
Acting Air Cmde : 17 Sep 1991Air Cmde : 17 Sep 1991AVM : 17 Jul 1996
Training and Other Courses Attended
6 AFC (USAF) (Plt Offr) - 14 Apr 196523 PAI (Flt Lt) - 03 Oct 196832 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 27 Nov 1976
Badges Qualified
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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

28 Oct 1963 - 28 Jul 1964Plt OffrNo.24 SquadronChabua Squadron Pilot
14 Jun 1965 - 17 Oct 1965Fg OffrNo.3 SquadronPathankot Squadron Pilot
17 Oct 1965 - 30 Dec 1965Flt LtNo.18 SquadronAmbala Squadron Pilot
20 Jan 1966 - 28 Feb 1967Flt LtNo.9 SquadronHalwara Squadron Pilot
30 May 1967 - 27 Feb 1968Flt LtNo.29 SquadronAdampur Squadron Pilot
13 Oct 1968 - 27 Oct 1969Flt LtNo.47 SquadronChandigarh Squadron Pilot
01 Nov 1969 - 14 Mar 1972Flt LtNo.30 SquadronTezpur Squadron Pilot
15 Mar 1972 - 19 Jan 1974Flt LtNo.3 SquadronHindan Squadron Pilot
21 Jan 1974 - 13 Feb 1975Sqn LdrNo.18 SquadronAmbala Flight Commander
17 Feb 1975 - 10 Jan 1976Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi AD (Ops)
06 Dec 1976 - 23 Jan 1978Sqn LdrNo.47 SquadronHalwara Flight Commander
23 Jan 1978 - 15 Nov 1978Sqn LdrNo.23 SquadronHalwara Flight Commander
15 Nov 1978 - 16 Jan 1981Sqn LdrIraq AFIraq Flying Instructor
- Wg CdrCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Directing Staff
14 Feb 1981 - 25 May 1982Wg CdrDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Directing Staff
05 Jun 1982 - 01 Jul 1984Wg CdrNo.35 SquadronBareilly Commanding Officer
02 Jul 1984 - 06 Apr 1985Wg CdrCollege of CombatMHOW Higher Command Course
07 Apr 1985 - 04 May 1987Gp CaptCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad DS & CI OAS Wg
05 May 1987 - 18 Sep 1988Gp Capt7 WingAmbala Chief Operations Officer
19 Sep 1988 - 27 May 1990Gp CaptNo.6 SquadronPune Commanding Officer
11 Jun 1990 - 16 Jun 1991Gp CaptAir War CollegeUSA Staff Training
17 Jun 1991 - 03 Jul 1991Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Operations ,Information & Electronic Warfare)
04 Jul 1991 - 05 Apr 1992Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Operations ,Information & Electronic Warfare)
06 Apr 1992 - 15 Jan 1994Air Cmde15 WingBareilly Air Officer Commanding
17 Jan 1994 - 10 Apr 1996Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi JDPO A
11 Apr 1996 - 30 Sep 1996AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Additional Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Operations
01 May 1997 - 16 Aug 1998AVMSouthern Air CommandTrivandrum Senior Air Staff Officer
17 Aug 1998 - 09 Feb 1999AVMEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
11 Feb 1999 - 31 Aug 2000AVMMaritime Air OperationsBombay Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Gp CaptChandra Kant Krishnatri7697 F(P)Award Date 30 Oct 1987Announced 26 Jan 1991
Details :

Gp Capt Chandra Kant Krishnatri took over the command of a Squadron with effect from 09 Sep 88. He had the challenging task of managing two flights operating different types of aircraft, viz. Canberra and Jaguar, in different roles. He also faced the arduous task of making the Jaguar flight operational on maritime offensive role which was a new assignment to the aircraft.

During the period of his Command, the Squadron made tremendous strides in its operational capabilities. Excellent rapport and professional understanding were reached between the operational elements of Air Force and Navy over effective management of offensive maritime operations. Following these, Standard Operating Procedures were evolved on maritime tactics for both the services.

Under Gp Capt Krishnatri's able Command the flight won the best over all trophy in 1989 Gunnery meet and team events in level bombing, front guns and cine.

He flew both Jaguar and Canberra aircraft operationally. Under his leadership Canberra aircraft undertook Target Towing commitments for all three services. The Squadron as a whole achieved 100% instrument flying rating and aircrew categorization.

For display of leadership and professional skill of exceptional order and for his contribution towards the operational efficiency of a Squadron, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Gp Capt Chandra Kant Krishnatri.

Unit : 6 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 24th August 1991 - No.3-Pres/91 dated 26th January 1991
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