Indian Air Force

No. 8 Squadron
"Eighth Pursoots"

Type 77/66


Wednesday 19th April 1972 

Air Force Station Pune
Flying Officer. T. K. Ramachandran


Flying Officer. T. K. Ramachandran was killed in an air crash when he was 22 years of age, though he ejected from his Mig-21 on 19th April,1972 in the city of Pune in India. 

He was an ace pilot and had a good, promising record. There was a trophy initiated in his name for the Best Pilot in 8th Squadron for some years


                      photo: Chandran's family

Ejected from his MiG-21FL but was killed