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Air Commodore Ramesh Chander Gosain

Service No & Branch 9447 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 16 May 1965 Course: 92 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Dec 1996 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held : Instructor Rating: A2
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 16 May 1966Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985Gp Capt : 02 Jul 1988Air Cmde : 01 Sep 1994
Training and Other Courses Attended
16 FCL (Sqn Ldr) - 01 Dec 1979
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

01 Aug 1971 - 01 Mar 1972Flt LtNo.122 (Ad-Hoc) SquadronJaisalmer Squadron Pilot
01 Jan 1975 - 01 Dec 1975Flt LtFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
10 May 1982 - Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi DDPO-1
20 Nov 1986 - 23 Sep 1987Wg CdrNo.51 SquadronSrinagar Commanding Officer
24 Sep 1987 - 17 Jun 1989Gp Capt1 WingSrinagar Chief Operations Officer
23 Dec 1991 - 05 Jun 1994Gp Capt503 Signal UnitArjangarh Station Commander
04 Feb 1995 - 11 Dec 1995Air Cmde32 WingJodhpur Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vir Chakra
Flt LtRamesh Chander Gosain9447 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, as a pilot of a FighterBomber Squadron, was detailed to attack a massive enemy thrust at Longewala on the 5th and 6th December, 1971. Despite heavy and concentrated enemy ground fire, he successfully destroyed five enemy tanks as well as several gun positions and vehicles.

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

Unit : 122 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrRamesh Chander Gosain9447 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1985Announced 26 Jan 1985
Details :

Wing Commander Ramesh Chander Gosain was commissioned into the Air Force in May 1965. A fighter pilot of proven merit, he was awarded Vir Chakra for his gallant acts during the Indo-PakWar of 1971. He is a Fighter Combat Leader, and QFI with A2 Category. As Flight Commander in a frontline fighter squadron, he distinguished himself creditably leaving his mark of ingenuity, resourcefulness, professional competence and administrative skill of a very high order. All his qualities when coupled with his capacity to work hard under stress, acquired entirely new dimensions.

Since 10 May 1982, Wg Cdr RC Gosain has been holding the appointment of DDPO-I at Air Headquarters. His responsibilities entail posting of all officers upto the rank of Wg Cdr, acting promotions upto the rank of Sqn. Ldr., courses for all officers, temporary duty and attachment to and from Air Headquarters and Inter-Command attachment/ temporary duties, study leave, furlough and leave pending retirement, encashment of leave and regularisation of excess leave.

His tenure as DDPO-I has had to be a constant battle with increasing shortages of officers in all branches compounded by new inductions and new raisings, all to be manned effectively from existing resources. By sheer ingenuity, hard work, single-minded application and constant devotion to duty at great personal sacrifice, he has been mainly responsible for ensuring the viable manning state of all Air Force units in the rank structure of Wing Commanders and below, balanced manning at this rank level being most essential for the optimum achievement of the role/task, by the units.

For his diligence, sincerity, devotion to duty, integrity of the highest order and output beyond the call of duty, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Wing Commander Ramesh Chander Gosain.

Unit : AHQ
Reference : GoI19850126
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