Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Squadron Leader Ramesh Chandra Ghildiyal

Service No & Branch 9031 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: 04 Sep 1944 Commissioned: 24 Dec 1964 Course: 91 Course
Service End: Died in Service 28 Sep 1976 (32 Years age) Aircraft Accident Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 25 Dec 1965
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Shaurya Chakra
Flt LtRamesh Chandra Ghildiyal9031 F(P)Award Date 28 Sep 1976Announced 26 Jan 1978
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Ramesh Chandra Ghildiyal was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in 1964 and served as the Squadron Pilot. As a Flight Commander in an operational helicopter unit where he flew over 1650 hours while carrying out casualty evacuations, relief operations, and logistics support missions and flight of dignitary over hazardous terrain with great efficiency. He volunteered for the Flight Inspectors course in 1971-72 and on the basis of his performance and aptitude, he was selected for the Experimental Test Pilot's Course in France in 1974 which he completed with a high merit. He was posted to Air craft and Systems Testing Establishment in 1975. He took great interest in development and testing of fixed wing aircraft and regularly assisted in their flight testing. On 28th September, 1976 while assisting Sqn. Ldr Deepak Yadav in the conduct of a flight trial, the aircraft suffered structural failure leading to complete loss of control. Flight Lieutenant Ramesh Chandra Ghildiyal was killed in the ensuing crash thereby sacrificing his life in the cause of test flying.

Flight Lieutenant Ramesh Chandra Ghildiyal has thus displayed courage, determination and devotion to duty.

Unit : ASTE
Reference : Gazette of India , 8th April 1978 - No.14 - Pres/78 dated 26th January 1978

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
28 Sep 1976Kiran HJT-16U-777Sqn Ldr Deepak Yadav +
Sqn Ldr Ramesh Chandra Ghildiyal +
ASTEnew manufactured air
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