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Air Marshal Anil Chopra

Service No 13368 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 02 Jun 1973 Course 110 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Dec 2012
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 17 Mar 1991Acting Gp Capt : 17 Oct 1995Air Cmde : 11 Mar 2002AVM : 01 Sep 2006
Air Marshal : 14 Jun 2010
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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

27 Apr 1992 - 16 May 1994Wg CdrNo.1 SquadronGwalior CO
- Air Cmde14 WingChabua AOC
01 Mar 2002 - 01 Dec 2004Air CmdeAircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore Cmdt
03 Jan 2005 - 30 Aug 2006Air Cmde9 WingHalwara AOC
- 15 Jun 2010AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS (Inspection)
- AVMJammu and KashmirUdhampur AOC
16 Jun 2010 - 31 Dec 2010Air MshlSouthern Air CommandTrivandrum SASO
01 Jan 2011 - 31 Dec 2012Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi AOP
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 4
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrAnil Chopra13368 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1989
Details :

Squadron Leader Anil Chopra (13368) Flying (Pilot) is on the posted strength of a fighter Squadron.

The officer was on amongst the initial batch of pilots to be trained in France on Vajara aircraft in the Squadron he has been a senior supervisor initially and later a Flight Commander. His vast experience and knowledge as a Qualified flying instructor, Test Pilot and an Instrument Rating Examiner was utilized in formulating operating procedures, tactics and aircraft utilization doctrines. He was specifically assigned the task of carrying out in-depth study of aircraft avionics and to formulate Air Defence Standard Operating procedures.

The Officer was selected to undergo Electronic Warfare Operational Course aboard. On return he was assigned the task of flight Commander Electronic Warfare. As the Flight Commander he was assigned the task of inducting and carrying out efficiency trials of the most sophisticated and High Tech Electronic Warfare Equipment in to Electronics Warfare were formulated. He imparted efficient training to other pilots in the Squadron.

For his professional ability, exceptional leadership qualities, managerial skills and devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Squadron Leader Anil Chopra.

Unit : 1 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd April 1988 - No.39-Pres/89 dated 26th January 1989
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptAnil Chopra13368 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1996Announced 26 Jan 1996
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : WAC
Reference :
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMAnil Chopra13368 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2008Announced 26 Jan 2008
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : AOC J&K
Reference :
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalAnil Chopra13368 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2013Announced 26 Jan 2013
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit :
Reference :

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
24 Feb 2012Mirage 2000THKT-203Air Marsha Anil Chopra
Wg Cdr Ram Kumar
1Routine training sortie. Crashed at in Gorelalkapura village near Bhind, Madhya Pradesh.