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Wing Commander Dinesh Chander Nayyar

Service No & Branch 8995 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 25 Dec 1964 Course: 91 Course
Service End: Retired on 21 May 1986 Released to Air India Flying Hours : 3362 Nick Name : Danny
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Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985
Training and Other Courses Attended
25 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 19639 AFC (USAF) (Fg Offr) - 30 Jun 196654 APFIC (Flt Lt) - 01 May 19726 FCL (Sqn Ldr) - 28 Feb 1976
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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 Jan 1964 - 31 Mar 1964Flt CdtPilot Training EstablishmentAllahabad Flt Cdt
01 May 1964 - 31 Aug 1964Flt CdtAir Force Flying CollegeJodhpur Flt Cdt
01 Sep 1964 - 25 Dec 1964Flt CdtJet Training WingHakimpet Flt Cdt
25 Dec 1964 - 31 Aug 1965Plt OffrNo.24 SquadronKalaikunda Squadron Pilot
01 Jul 1966 - 28 Feb 1968Fg OffrNo.31 SquadronPathankot Squadron Pilot
01 Mar 1968 - 30 Jun 1970Fg OffrNo.26 SquadronAdampur Squadron Pilot
01 Jun 1970 - 30 Jun 1971Flt LtNo.221 SquadronBareilly Squadron Pilot
01 May 1972 - 31 Dec 1973Flt LtElementary Flying SchoolBidar Flying Instructor
01 Jan 1974 - 31 Dec 1974Flt LtFighter Training WingHakimpet Flying Instructor
- 30 Sep 1981Sqn LdrNo.21 SquadronPune Flight Commander
01 Jan 1975 - 30 Jun 1979Sqn LdrNo.10 SquadronJodhpur Squadron Pilot
01 Jul 1975 - 31 Jul 1975Sqn LdrIraq AFIraq Flying Instructor
16 Nov 1981 - 01 Feb 1982Wg CdrNo.21 SquadronPune Commanding Officer
01 Feb 1982 - 06 Feb 1983Wg Cdr32 WingJodhpur SFSIO
07 Feb 1983 - 21 May 1985Wg CdrNo.4 SquadronPune Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Flt LtDinesh Chander Nayyar8995 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Dinesh Chander Nayyar was serving with a FighterBomber Squadron in the Eastern Sector. He flew 11 missions during the conflict. On his first counter air mission over Dacca Air Field he was shot at by enemy Ack Ack. Regardless of personal safety and in the face of heavy ground fire he continued with his attacks; which resulted in the silencing of the guns on the airfield as also the loss of a Sabre aircraft on the ground. In one of his subsequent missions, he was responsible for spending considerable time over the enemy area in locating a well-camouflaged P.O.L dump and in destroying it.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Dinesh Chander Nayyar displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 221 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972
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