|Service No & Branch||12411 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: -- --- --||Commissioned: 13 Jun 1970||Course: 104 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 29 Nov 2007 Superannuated|
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|28 Sep 1992 - 11 Sep 1994||Gp Capt||No.44 Squadron||Agra||Commanding Officer|
|18 Mar 1996 - 04 May 1997||Gp Capt||43 Wing||Sulur (Coimbatore)||Station Commander|
|21 Jan 2000 - 03 Jan 2001||Air Cmde||29 Wing||Bamrauli (Allahabad)||Air Officer Commanding|
|10 Dec 2001 - 31 Mar 2004||Air Cmde||10 Wing||Jorhat||Air Officer Commanding|
|-||AVM||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Personnel Airmen & Civ|
|10 Aug 2005 - 01 Jun 2009||No.44 Squadron||Commodore Commandant|
|01 Dec 2005 -||AVM||HQ NCC||Delhi||Additional Director General (A)|
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|Ati Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Cmde||Pravesh Kumar||12411 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 2004||Announced 26 Jan 2004|
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Air Commodore Pravesh Kumar (12411) F (P) was commissioned as a transport pilot on 13 Jan 70. He has over 5900 hours of accident free flying. He has commanded a Pechora Squadron, an IL-76 Squadron and two flying stations prior to his present assignment as Air Officer Commanding of a transport aircraft base since 01 Dec 01. He is also an alumnus of the National Defence College.
Air Cmde Kumar set about achieving excellence in all facets of the Station soon after taking over command. He ensured that despite lower serviceability, the squadrons fulfilled all tasks in Op Parakram. The flying units also displayed significant improvements in their qualification and operational status. Several modifications, innovations and selfhelp projects were carried out under his able leadership. As a result the Station has been declared the best in Maintenance for two consecutive years. In 2003, the Station has been selected to represent Eastern Air Command in the competition for selection as the Air Traffic Service provider in the IAF.
He has embodied every trait of an air warrior. He has ensured a clean and healthy working and domestic environment, carried out camp beautification with optimal utilization of available assets and provided the maximum welfare requirements within service resources.
Air Commodore Pravesh Kumar has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.
|Reference : GoI20040126|