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Wing Commander Prem Prakash Chopra

Service No 10954 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 16 Jul 1946
Date Commissioned 04 Jun 1967 Course 97 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Jun 1994
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtPrem Prakash Chopra10954 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1975
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Flight Lieutenant Prem Prakash Chopra was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in June, 1967. He has been flying helicopters since 1971. During this short period, he has achieved a very high professional skill and has obtained 'A' category and Master Green Instrument Rating. Inspite of the hazards of flying over difficult and mountainous terrain, he has completed a thousand hours of accident­free flying. During the Indo-Pak Conflict, 1971, he successfully undertook casualty evacuation, urgent communication and reconnaissance missions in the Eastern sector. On 6th January, 1973, he successfully carried out a casualty evacuation sortie despite adverse weather conditions in the high mountainous terrains.

Throughout Flight Lieutenant Prem Prakash Chopra displayed courage, professional skill and exceptional devotion to duty.

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Reference : Gazette of India dated 21st February 1975 - No.16 - Pres/75 dated 26th January 1975