Suranjan Das

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Sachin Das
Born (1920-02-22)22 February 1920
Calcutta, British India
Died 10 January 1970(1970-01-10) (aged 49)
Allegiance British Raj
Service/branch Royal Indian Air Force
 Indian Air Force
Years of service 1942–1970
Rank Group Captain of IAF.png Group Captain
Service number no
Unit No. 3 Squadron IAF
Commands held Halwara Air Force Station
Awards Padma Vibhushan
Ati Vishisht Sena Medal
Vayusena Medal
Spouse(s) Veronica Loveless[1]

Suranjana Das (February 22, 1920 – January 10, 1970) was a pilot in the Indian Air Force. He joined the Royal Indian Air Force during the World War 2 . He was amongst the first pilots to be sent to Empire Test Pilots School to a test pilot for the Indian Air force. He was a group captain. He commanded the Halwara Air Force Station Base between 1967 and 1969 and was the director of the Aircraft & Armament Testing Group of the Indian Air Force from 1969 until his death. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan posthumously in 1970.[2][3] He was the son of Sudhi Ranjan Das[4] He died in an air crash while test flying a HAL HF-24[5] prototype.


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