|Service No & Branch||10604 F(P)|
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|Date of Birth: -- --- ----||Commissioned: 29 Oct 1966||Course: 96 Course||Entry Mode : NDA|
|Service End:||Retired on 31 Aug 1989|
|Qualifications Held :|
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|- 31 Mar 1971||Fg Offr||No.14 Squadron||Kalaikunda||Squadron Pilot|
|12 Apr 1971 -||Fg Offr||No.10 Squadron||Jodhpur||Squadron Pilot|
|01 Oct 1978 - 01 Jun 1982||Sqn Ldr||Golf Sqn, National Defence Academy||Khadakvasla||Squadron Commander|
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|Fg Offr||Balchandra Chengapa Karambaya||10604 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1972|
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During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flying Officer Ballachandra Chengapa Karumbaya was serving with Fighter-Bomber Squadron. He carried out two counter air day missions to enemy airfields and destroyed a heavy transport aircraft on the ground and also caused extensive damage to permanent airfield installation in the face of heavy ground fire.
In this action, Flying Officer Ballachandra Chengapa Karumbaya displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.
|Unit : 20 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972|