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Air Vice Marshal Subhash Chandra Rastogi

Service No & Branch 8999 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: 31 Mar 1945 Commissioned: 25 Dec 1964 Course: 91 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Mar 2003 Superannuated Died on 14 Apr 2004 (59 Years age)
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985Gp Capt : 01 Dec 1987Air Cmde : 30 Aug 1993Acting AVM : 27 Mar 1998
AVM : 27 Mar 1998
Training and Other Courses Attended
25 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 196334 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 25 Nov 197837 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1997
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

15 Mar 1988 - 28 Apr 1991Gp Capt501 Signal UnitBarnala Station Commander
11 Jul 1993 - 01 Jan 1996Air CmdeAircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore Commandant
08 Jan 1996 - 30 Dec 1996Air Cmde16 WingHashimara Air Officer Commanding
01 Jul 1998 - 31 Dec 1999AVMDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Chief Instructor (Air)
03 Jan 2000 - 15 Sep 2002AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Plans
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptSubhash Chandra Rastogi8999 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1991Announced 26 Jan 1991
Details :

Gp Capt Subhash Chandra Rastogi was commissioned in the IAF on 25 Dec 64. In Mar 88, he took over command of an opera tional and highly sensitive Air Defence unit equipped with a sophisticated modern radar. His total involvement in the operational functioning of the unit was responsible for his unit being declared the best Signal Unit in Western Air Command for two consecutive years.

Gp Capt Rastogi has willingly accepted all additional tasks assigned to his unit irrespective of their nature and performed them in a commendable manner. During his tenure, the co-operation between Fighter Pilots and Fighter Controllers reached new high due to his personal efforts to enhance the output of the Air Defence System. Gp Capt Rastogi carried out a review of the maintenance practices in the unit and has improved the reliability of the radar to a great extent.

For his result-oriented initiative and sustained efforts to upgrade the operational efficiency of his unit, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Gp Capt SC Rastogi.

Unit : 501 SU
Reference : GoI19910126
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMSubhash Chandra Rastogi8999 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2001Announced 26 Jan 2001
Details :

Air Vice Marshal Subhash Chandra Rastogi VSM (8999) F (P) was commissioned as a fighter pilot in the IAF on 25 Dec 1964. During his career, he has held numerous key Command and Staff appointments, performing with distinction in every assignment. He was awarded the VSM in 1990 while serving at ADDC, Barnala. He has undergone the Experimental Test Pilots Course in the UK and is alumnus of DSSC and NDC.

As Commandant ASTE, he pioneered the installation of a telemetry system, which fulfilled a long outstanding need for an advanced flight test support system in the IAF. As AOC of an Air Base in the Eastern Sector, he resurrected the Base for fighter operations within one month of completion of runway repairs. It was primarily due to his tireless efforts and exemplary ability to marshal available resources that the entire operational support infrastructure of navigation aids, PAR, runway barriers and lighting were made functional in record time. While attending the national security course at the NDC in 1997, the officer was awarded the gold medal for his thesis on the subject of 'Defence Expenditure in India'.

As ACAS (Plans) at Air Headquarters he has worked to progress various projects and programmes of modernizing the IAF in the post Kargil period. In the Plans branch, he has revivified the entire planning process with constant focus on optimum utilization of the capital budget. His budget planning for new acquisition for 2000-2001 has been done after detailed interactions with the user directorates as well as the MOD, so as to make the whole process more scientific and precise. His commendable efforts have already resulted in materialization of five contracts worth Rs. 1045 crores in the first quarter of financial year 2000-2001. His considerable conceptual and analytical ability, as also his deep study of the acquisition process, came to the fore during his presentation to the Standing Committee of Parliament, the Arun Singh Task Force for the Management of Defence and the VCOAS Committee on Defence Procurement.

His personal grit, determination and dedication to work show up in sharp relief by the way he combated and overcame the crippling injuries he sustained in a flying accident many years ago, to be counted among the best in the IAF.

Air Vice Marshal Subhash Chandra Rastogi VSM has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI20010126

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
09 Feb 1980AjeetE-1961Sqn Ldr Subhash Chandra Rastogi
Cr during PFL
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