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Air Marshal Pramod Kumar Mehra

Service No 11581 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 29 Apr 1947
Date Commissioned 18 May 1968 Course 99 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Apr 2007
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 19 May 1987Gp Capt : 01 Jan 1992Air Cmde : 03 Feb 1997AVM : 21 Mar 2002
Air Marshal : 01 Oct 2004C-in-C : 01 Mar 2006
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

28 Jul 1986 - 10 Apr 1988Wg CdrNo.32 SquadronJodhpur CO
01 Jan 1991 - 01 Dec 1992Gp CaptAir Force Test Pilots SchoolBangalore OC
01 Jan 1997 - 01 Jan 1999Air CmdeAircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore Cmdt
04 Jan 2001 - 18 Mar 2002Air Cmde16 WingHashimara AOC
01 Feb 2003 - 30 Sep 2004AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS (Int)
01 Oct 2004 - 28 Feb 2006Air MshlCentral Air CommandAllahabad SASO
01 Mar 2006 - 30 Apr 2007Air MshlSouth Western Air CommandGandhinagar AOC-in-C
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrPramod Kumar Mehra11581 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1989
Details :

Wing Commander Pramod Kumar Mehra (11581) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the Air Force in May 68. In 1985 he attended a Test Pilot course where in he stood second. In 1976, he had undergone Attack Pilot Flying Instructor's course and stood first in the course. He is also an experimental Test Pilot from Aircraft and System Testing Establishment Bangalore and he stood first in this course also.

Till date Wg Mehra has got 3430.00 hrs on twenty different types of aircraft to his credit and has totally accident free personal flying record.

In June 86, he took over command of a fighter Squadron. By his leadership, dedication and hard work he has brought laurels to the Squadrons. It is noteworthy that one junior pilot of the rank of pilot officer was made fully operational within 7 month of his commencing flying. It is an exceptional achievement by every standard.

During 1986-87 the Squadron was declared Winner of the HAL trophy for best performance Squadron HAL build aircraft. During 1987, the Squadron won the over all championship for Inter Squadron Armament meet in an operational Air Command. During this Armament meet, Wg Cdr Mehra personally led the Gunnery and Rocketry events and in both these events the teams stood first.

For his exceptional leadership professional competence of a very high order and dedication to his work, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Wg Cdr Pramod Kumar Mehra.

Unit : 32 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd April 1988 - No.39-Pres/89 dated 26th January 1989
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalPramod Kumar Mehra11581 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2005Announced 26 Jan 2005
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalPramod Kumar Mehra11581 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2007Announced 26 Jan 2007
Details : AOC-in-C SWAC
Unit : SWAC
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