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|Date of Birth:|
|Date Commissioned||29 Oct 1966||Course||96 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 01 Jun 1986|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)|
|Sqn Ldr||Chandra Prakash Naidu||10426 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1981|
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Squadron Leader Chandra Prakash Naidu has to his credit a total of 3900 hours of accident free flying sicne January 1970 of which 500 hours were flown in the Eastern Sector alone. During 1971 operations, while posted as the Adjutant of an Air Observation Post Flight, he voluntarily undertook seventeen operational sorties in Krishak Aircraft.
Within a short period of 5 years as a flying instructor, Squdron Leader Naidu flew 1620 instructional hours on the Kiran and HS-748 Aircraft. In his present tenure of three years at Transport Training Wing, he has flown over 2000 hours while simultaneously carrying out supervisory duties as Flight Commander and, at time, as Chief Flying Instructor. He has displayed a missionary zeal in training his pupil and put in devoted and concerted effort to improve their professional standard, both on the ground and in the air. His achievements besides his large numbers of flying hours include Routine Transport Role category "A/ Master Green", Instructional Category 'A-2' and Command Examiner on HS-748 aircraft.
As a supervisor and Command Examiner, Squadron Leader Naidu discharged his duties most effectively. Within the short span of his tenure, he enabled his trainees, staff pilots and instructors in the Unit to achieve a high standard of operational status. He has also contributed to a great extent in updating the standard Operational Procedures, Training Notes and in Standardised Flying Procedures, which have greatly enhanced the efficiency of the unit.
Squadron Leader Chandra Prakash Naidu has thus displayed professional competence, leadership capabilties and devotion to duty of an exceptional order.
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 20th March 1982 - No.15- Pres/82 dated 26th January 1981|