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Wing Commander Aspari Raghunath

Service No & Branch 9122 F(N)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 25 Dec 1964 Course: 29/30 NAV Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Sep 1986
Qualifications Held :
Remarks : Served in No.42, 5, AFA, NSS, HAL, JBCU, 16, 35, 6, ASTE and 18 Wing. Operated on IL-14, Canberra, DC-3, HS-748 and AN-32.
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 25 Dec 1965Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985
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Sqn Ldr
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vir Chakra
Flt LtAspari Raghunath9122 F(N)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Aspari Raghunath (9122) was serving with a bomber Squadron. He volunteered for every sortie and mission. By virtue of his keenness and ability, he was also earmarked for a special task, which was completed successfully despite enemy ack ack and air defence.

In this action, Flight Lieutenant Aspari Raghunath displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 16 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972
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