|Service No & Branch||8426 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: 13 Jun 1943||Commissioned: 18 Apr 1964||Course: 88 Course||Entry Mode : NDA|
|Service End:||Died in Service 21 Jan 1997 (54 Years age) Aircraft Loss MiG-29 at Lohegaon. AOC Lohegaon AFB Cr during Emergency landing|
|Qualifications Held :|
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|05 Jan 1981 - 01 May 1983||Wg Cdr||No.24 Squadron||Bareilly/ Ambala||Commanding Officer|
|01 Jan 1985 - 25 Feb 1986||Wg Cdr||Flying Instructors School||Tambaram||Flying Instructor|
|26 Feb 1986 - 31 Aug 1986||Wg Cdr||Flying Instructors School||Tambaram||Chief Flying Instructor|
|25 Mar 1987 - 03 Jan 1990||Gp Capt||27 Wing||Bhuj||Station Commander|
|- 08 May 1995||Air Cmde||South Western Air Command||Jodhpur||Air-I|
|09 May 1995 - 21 Jan 1997||Air Cmde||2 Wing||Lohegaon (Pune)||Air Officer Commanding|
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|Mention in Despatches|
|Flt Lt||Chittatoor Doraiswami Chandrasekhar||8426 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 23 Jun 1972|
|Details :||Citation / Details Not Available|
|Unit : 28 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972|
|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Sqn Ldr||Chittatoor Doraiswami Chandrasekhar||8426 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1976|
|Details :||Squadron Leader Chittatoor Doraiswamy Chandrasekhar was commissioned in the flying branch of the Indian Air Force on 18th April, 1964 and has been with an operational fighter squadron, since July, 1973. He has flown a total of over 2950 hours on fighter/trainer aircraft. His flying experience on supersonic aircraft amounts to approximately XXX hours. By his enthusiasm, keenness and methodical approach, He has contributed significantly in attaining and maintaining high standards of training in the Squadron. Squadron Leader Chittatoor Doraiswami Chandrasekhar has throughout displayed professional skill, determination and devotion to duty of a high order.|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd January 1977 - No.5- Pres/77 dated 26th January 1976|
|Ati Vishist Seva Medal|
|Gp Capt||Chittatoor Doraiswami Chandrasekhar||8426 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1990||Announced 26 Jan 1990|
|Details :|| |
Group Captain Chittatoor Doraiswamy Chandrasekhar was commissioned in the Indian Air Force as a Fighter Pilot in April, 1964. He has been posted as Station Commander of an operational station w.e.f. the 25th March, 1987. It was through his guidance and support that the fighter Squadron at his base achieved a high operational status and was given the highest grading amongst all the fighter Sqns. The Pechora Sqn at the Base was adjudged the best maintained Sqn in the IAF in 1987-88 and subsequently, was awarded the best Combat Crew Trophy for the year 1988-89.
He ensured that the administrative and maintenance support provided to the lodger units was oriented towards achieving a high degree of operational preparedness. Serviceability of the fighter Sqn had been the highest in the Type-75 fleet, providing 70% serviceability over the last two years. The mechanical transport state has been maintained at around 90% inspite of the limited resources and inadequate availability of spares in the local market.
Group Captain Chandrasekhar, through dedicated hardwork and untiring efforts ensured that the frontÃ‚Âline Base and its lodger units under his command were kept at peak operational preparedness with well maintained machines and highly trained and motivated manÃ‚Âpower.
Group Captain Chittatoor Doraiswamy Chandrasekhar, VM has thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.
|Reference : GoI19900126|
|Date||Aircraft Type||Tail No||Pilot/Crew||Unit||Remarks|
|21 Jan 1997||MiG-29||KB-738||Air Cmde Chittalore Doraiswami Chandrasekhar +||28 Sqn||AOC Lohegaon AFB Cr|