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Air Marshal Govind Chandra Singh Rajwar

Service No & Branch 8103 F(N) (Orig: GD(N))
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 31 Dec 1963 Course: 26 NAV Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Dec 2003 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 31 Dec 1964Wg Cdr : 01 Nov 1982Gp Capt : 30 Jun 1986Acting Air Cmde : 13 May 1991
Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1991AVM : 01 Oct 1996Acting Air Marshal : 28 Jan 2002Air Marshal : 01 Dec 2000
Training and Other Courses Attended
34 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1994
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

01 Mar 1977 - 01 Mar 1978Sqn LdrRoyal Air Force Staff CollegeAndover, UK Staff Course
01 Dec 1985 - 30 Sep 1986Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi DD Works (P&C)
14 Oct 1986 - 11 Sep 1987Gp Capt6 WingBarrackpore Station Commander
01 Apr 1988 - 31 Dec 1990Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi JDPO B
07 Jan 1991 - 02 Jan 1994Air CmdeAir Force Records OfficeNew Delhi Air Officer Commanding
01 Jan 1995 - 30 Jun 1996Air CmdeSouthern Air CommandTrivandrum Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
01 Jul 1996 - 17 Aug 1998AVMWestern Air CommandDelhi Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
18 Aug 1998 - 30 Nov 1999AVMHQ NCCDelhi Additional Director General (A)
01 Dec 1999 - 31 Dec 2000AVMSouth Western Air CommandGandhinagar Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
01 Jan 2002 - 31 Dec 2003Air MarshalIntegrated Defence StaffNew Delhi DCIDS (Doctrine, Org, Trg
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vishist Seva Medal
Flt LtGovind Chandra Singh Rajwar8103 F(N)Award Date 26 Jan 1971Announced 26 Jan 1971
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Govind Chandra Singh Rajwar (8103) General Duties (Navigator) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in December 1963. For his accuracy and precision work, he was selected to join an important operational unit of the Air Force which carried out very special tasks.

During his stay at the unit, he has undertaken a number operational sorties both by day and night over inhospitable terrain at high altitudes which require a high degree of navigational skill and presence of mind. In all these flights he contributed significantly to the accomplishment of the tasks were assigned to the unit.

Flight Lieutenant Rajwar's devoted services and high professional skill has been a source of inspiration to other officers in the unit.

Unit : 106 Sqn
Reference : GoI19710126
Vir Chakra
Flt LtGovind Chandra Singh Rajwar8103 F(N)Award Date Announced 17 Dec 1971
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Govind Chandra Singh Rajwar, he undertook a large number of hazardous missions and completed them successfully. The information obtained on these missions contributed to a large extent towards our planning and successful execution of operations.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Govind Chandra Singh Rajwar displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 106 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeGovind Chandra Singh Rajwar8103 F(N)Award Date 26 Jan 1993Announced 26 Jan 1993
Details :

Air Commodore Govind Chandra Singh Rajwar was commissioned in the Indian Air Force on the 31st Dec., 1963. During his service career of more than 29 years, he has acquitted himself in an exemplary manner. He has held the appointments of Air Force Examiner at aircrew Examining Board, Nav Leader Air HQs Communication Squadron, Station Commander of a Wing and JDPO at Air HQ. He is a graduate of the RAF Staff College, Bracknell, U.K.

Air Commodore Rajwar took over the Air Force Record Office in January 1991. The task of Air Force Record Office (AFRO) is enormous being responsible for the cadre management of a large number of airmen. It deals with their postings, placements, promotions, career planning and record maintenance and continuous updating of data. Despite numerous constraints such as streamwise utilisation, shortages of manpower, trained status, resource crunch and related problems associated with human endeavour, Air Commodore Rajwar ensured that the operational need of the field units are fully met. He has initiated a number of organisational and procedural changes within the Air Force Record Office to enhance its effectiveness to match the requirements of service and the needs of the personnel.

From December, 1991 onwards for almost eight months, Air Commodore Rajwar has also officiated as Director Personnel Administration at Air HQ in addition to his job of AOC AFRO. Inspite of the fact that both these appointments are very high pressure and full time assignments, he has performed exceptionally well and worked relentlessly for prolonged hours with total involvement and dedication.

Air Commodore Govind Chandra Singh Rajwar, VrC, VSM has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19930126

Articles from Main Site

The War at Kalaikunda by Air Marshal G C S Rajwar -
Flying with the Legend - Air Commodore R S Benegal by Air Marshal G C S Rajwar (Retd) -

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