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Air Commodore Ajit Kumar Manohar Raje

Service No & Branch 9050 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 25 Dec 1964 Course: 91 Course Entry Mode : NDA
Service End: Retired on 28 Feb 1998
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1988
Training and Other Courses Attended
25 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1963
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Offr Cdt

Air Cmde
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

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Jan 1974 - 01 Jan 1975Flt LtFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
29 Feb 1984 - 13 Apr 1986Wg CdrNo.224 SquadronAdampur Commanding Officer
27 Mar 1990 - 07 Dec 1992Gp CaptFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Commanding Officer
03 Jan 1994 - 05 Feb 1995Air Cmde40 WingMaharajpur (Gwalior) Air Officer Commanding
01 Jan 1995 - 01 Jan 1998Air CmdeEmbassy of India, FranceParis Air Attache
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtAjit Kumar Manohar Raje9050 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Ajit Kumar Manohar Raje is serving with an Operational Squadron. On the night of the 11th January, 1971, he was detailed to carry out a practice interception flight. Towards the end of the flight, he suddenly experienced a total failure of all his pressure instruments and as such no information about his altitude, air speed and rate of climb or descent was available. He then found that his artificial horizon and radio altimeter were also not working. At this critical moment, he was faced with the choice of either abandoning the aircraft or carrying out a landing. Inspite of the failure of vital instruments, he chose the latter course in order to save the aircraft. With consummate skill he succeeded in making a safe landing.

Unit : 29 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th May 1973 - No.28 - Pres/73 dated 26th January 1972
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