|Date of Birth:||-- --- --|
|Date Commissioned||22 Jan 1972||Course||107 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 31 Dec 2003|
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|23 Apr 1990 - 27 Apr 1992||Wg Cdr||No.1 Squadron||Gwalior||CO|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)|
|Wg Cdr||Noel Amiyakumar Moitra||12931 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1992|
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Wing Commander Noel Amiyakumar Moitra has been in command of a fighter squadron since 22 Apr 90. He has over 3100 hours of accident-free flying to his credit. He was one of the three pilots to cross 1000 hours on T-75 and also the first in all courses he has undergone. He has also attended the Air Staff Course at RAF Staff College, UK.
He was trained abroad on Mirage-2000. He took over as Flight Commander of the first Mirage-2000 Squadron on return. He was required to tackle monumental task of inducting the aircraft into Indian Air Force. With his vast knowledge of the aircraft, he developed cockpit interfaces and displays in the air and spelled out pilot's requirements for various missions. His efforts were commended by the Director ADA.
In April 1990, Wg Cdr Moitra took over the command of a Mirage-2000 Squadron. On assuming command, he set about integrating all the systems for optimal utilization. Realising that future conflicts would depend heavily on electronics, he converted the approach to EW laying great emphasis on increased EW awareness and its dissemination.
The only IAF pilot to have fired S-530D BVR Missile, he pioneered a series of trials on the optimum integration of this potent weapon with the improved aircraft radar. The operational status of the Squadron was brought upto 100% of fully Ops pilots. It was no surprise that the Squadron was nominated the best Squadron of the Air Force for 1990-91.
For his exceptional devotion to duty, dedicated hard work and consistent outstanding achievements, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Wg Cdr NA Moitra.
|Unit : 1 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 11th April 1992 - No.29-Pres/92 dated 26th January 1992|