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Air Commodore Praveen Chander Chopra

Service No 10883 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 14 Jan 1946
Date Commissioned 04 Jun 1967 Course 97 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Jan 2002
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 20 Jul 1986Gp Capt : 26 Aug 1991Acting Air Cmde : 21 Apr 1997Air Cmde : 03 Feb 1997
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
15 Jul 1985 - 22 Jun 1987Wg CdrNo.116 Helicopter UnitJodhpur CO
01 Apr 1989 - 01 Jun 1991Wg CdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram CFI
29 Jun 1992 - 26 Feb 1996Gp CaptNo.48 SquadronChandigarh CO
- Air Cmde3 WingPalam (Delhi) AOC
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal
Gp CaptPraveen Chander Chopra10883 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1996
Details :

Group Captain PC Chopra is posted as Commanding Officer of an AN-32 Squadron since Aug 92. He is an A-2 Qualified Flying Instructor and has over 7,400 hrs of accident free flying. Gp Capt PC Chopra had an instructional tenure in Iraq and was Chief Flying Instructor at Flying Instructors School, and Chief Instructor at Air Force Station, Yelahanka. The officer was selected for the first batch to USSR for training on AN-32 aircraft and was subsequently responsible for the initial conversion and Operational training of many AN-32 pilots. He had been instrumental in the formulation of Standard Operating Procedures and had evolved techniques for initial AN-32 operations in the Eastern Sector. The officer is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, and has also held the appointments of Command Examiner on Kiran and AN-32 aircraft.

As a Commanding Officer he is carrying out extensive training and operational flying in the Siachen Glacier and the unit flew more than 12,000 hours accident free. He successfully completed three major airborne assault exercises during his tenure, which were meticulously planned and flawlessly executed.

For exceptional devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Group Captain PC Chopra.

Unit : 48 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 9th March 1996 - No.23 - Pres/96 dated 26th January 1996