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Wing Commander Subhash Chandra Mittal

Service No & Branch 8377 F(P)
Date of Birth: 23 Nov 1944 Commissioned: 18 Apr 1964 Course: 87 Course
Service End: Died in Service 23 Apr 1986 (42 Years age)
Qualifications Held :
Remarks : Died of Health issues
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 14 May 1983
Training and Other Courses Attended
34 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 25 Nov 1978
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Oct 1980 - Wg CdrFlying Training SchoolBangalore Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrSubhash Chandra Mittal8377 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1983
Details :

Wing Commander Subhash Chandra Mittal has been on the posted strength of Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment as Officer Commanding Flight Test Squadron since October 1980. He is a qualified Experimental Test Pilot, having graduated from the French Test Pilots' School in 1973-74. His present posting to ASTE is his second tenure with this unit, his first one having lasted from Jul 74 to Dec 77. Wing Commander Mittal is not only a very experienced test pilot of high caliber, competent to test most fixed wing aircraft of the Air Force, but also an operational pilot of considerable experience and merit with over 3000 hours of flying to his credit. He was amongst the first batch of pilots selected to undergo training on Jaguar aircraft in the UK and later served with credit as Flight Commander in the first Jaguar Squadron of the Indian Air Force. Besides maintaining an accident­free record, he achieved the highest instrument rating of Master Green and has been a Command Examiner on Supersonic Fighter aircraft.

His efficient handling of a special Missile project and the results of the tests carried out at ASTE have drawn very favorable comments from all agencies associated with this Project.

For his exceptional individual flying skill, unflinching devotion to duty and consistently outstanding performance as a test pilot, the President is pleased to award VAYU SEVA MEDAL to Wing Commander Subhash Chandra Mittal.

Unit : ASTE
Reference : Gazette of India dated 2nd February 1985 - No.5-Pres/85 dated 26th January 1983
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