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Wing Commander Kalyan Brata Bagchi

Service No & Branch 9987 ADM (Orig: A&SD)
Date of Birth: Commissioned: 26 Dec 1965 Course: 36 GDOC Course
Service End: Retired on 17 Feb 1993 Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks : GCI Boyra Battle
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 26 Dec 1967Wg Cdr : 10 Mar 1987
Training and Other Courses Attended
38 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 20 Nov 1982
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Flt LtKalyan Brata Bagchi9987 ADMAward Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Kalyan Brata Bagchi was serving as an Interception Director in the Eastern Sector. On the 22nd November, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Bagchi observed on his radar scope one single blot close to Jessore heading towards our border. He scrambled four Gnats from Dum Dum within half a minute. He positioned his fighters with precision and achieved such a tactical advantage that the moment the Pakistani Air Force intruders entered the Indian territory at Boyra, our fighters were ready to engage them. Flight Lieutenant Bagchi continued to give direction to pilots and this resulted in shooting down of three Pakistani Air Force Sabre Jets and capture of two pilots. In this action, Flight Lieutenant Kalyan Brata Bagchi displayed professional skill and devotion to duty.

Unit : 20 SU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972
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