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Air Commodore Randhir Pratap

Service No 13146 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 24 Jun 1972 Course 108 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Jan 2008
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 11 Mar 1991Gp Capt : 13 Aug 1995Air Cmde : 03 Dec 2001
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Notes: 1) Ranks shown are substantive ranks at retirement. 2)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 3)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

29 Oct 1991 - 27 Jun 1993Wg CdrNo.23 SquadronSuratgarh Commanding Officer
- Gp Capt505 Signal UnitMemaura (Lucknow) Station Commander
03 Dec 2001 - 09 Jan 2003Air CmdeAFS BidarBidar Air Officer Commanding
01 Dec 2003 - Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Principal Director (Air Defence)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptRandhir Pratap13146 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2000Announced 26 Jan 2000
Details :

Group Captain Randhir Pratap (13146) F (P) was commissioned as a Fighter Pilot in the Flying Branch on 24 Jan 72. He has held the appointments of Station Commander, Air Force Station Memora, and Commanding Officer of a Mig-21 Bis Squadron, Chief Flying Instructor, Fighter Training Wing and OPS- IB at Command HQ. He has undergone Fighter Combat Leader Course, Flying Instructor Course, Defence Services Staff College, Higher Command Course, Instrument Rating Instructor & Examiner and Sector Commanders Course. He was awarded Commendation by Chief of the Air Staff in 1989 and 1995.

Gp Capt Randhir Pratap has been working as the Command Air Defence Officer since his posting to No. 1 Air Defence Control Center, Air Force on 12 Apr 97. His charter of duties in the appointment required him to discharge staff functions in respect of all the Air Defence Radars, variety of surface to air missiles and mobile observation units in Western Air Command. After taking over as Command Air Defence Officer at this Centre, Gp Capt Pratap showed remarkable understanding of his job, encompassing all aspects of Air Defence Operations. These included exploiting the capabilities of each system, their deployment, employment in assigned roles, resolving problems and conduct of exercises. He displayed 'Above Average' professional knowledge and allied skills in providing expert advice and guidance to all the units at all times. He has a highly analytical mind and staff work of a very high standard. His briefs and presentations on Air Defence matters are clear, concise and powerful.

Selfless service and ability to work beyond the routine call of duty makes him a valuable asset. He is highly innovative and accepts each new thought and project as a challenge and has the capacity to show results of his efforts. He is capable of taking independent decisions which together with a high level of honesty and integrity, makes him a potential leader of the future. He has very strong loyalty and integrity towards the Service.

For exceptional devotion to duty, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Randhir Pratap.

Unit : 1 ADCC
Reference : GoI20000126