|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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|Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)|
|Flt Lt||Prem Prakash Chopra||10954 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1975|
|Details :|| |
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 accidentÃ‚Âfree 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.
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 21st February 1975 - No.16 - Pres/75 dated 26th January 1975|