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Air Vice Marshal Prakul Kumar

Service No & Branch 14093 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- -- Commissioned: 11 Jul 1975 Course: 114 Course Entry Mode : NDA
Service End: Retired on 30 Sep 2011 Superannuated
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 27 Jul 1992Acting Gp Capt : 08 Sep 1997Gp Capt : 08 Sep 1997Air Cmde : 01 Dec 2004
AVM : 01 May 2008
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Air Cmde
Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Jul 1990 - 01 Jul 1992Sqn LdrNo.14 SquadronAmbala Flight Commander
04 Oct 1993 - 28 Dec 1995Wg CdrNo.16 SquadronGorakhpur Commanding Officer
04 Sep 2006 - Air Cmde17 WingGorakhpur Air Officer Commanding
15 Feb 2010 - 30 Sep 2011AVMCentral Air CommandAllahabad Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptPrakul Kumar14093 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2001Announced 26 Jan 2001
Details :

Group Captain Prakul Kumar (14093) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in flying branch on 11 July 75. He is a Qualified Flying Instructor, Pilot Armament Instructor and has over 2700 hrs of flying on fighter aircraft. He has commanded a premier strike squadron and has also been a DS at Staff College. Presently he is the Chief Operations Officer (COO) at a fighter Base in the Western Sector.

During his tenure as COO he ensured that operations continue unhindered from the Base without any compromise on standards. Due to his personal involvement to provide a conducive flying environment, during the last year and a half, the squadrons flew a total of 10544:00 hrs. During March 1999 alone, squadrons operating at the base carried out a record flying of 1170:10 hrs. His operational commitment was amply demonstrated when he ensured that all the forces were inducted smoothly for "Op Safed Sagar" and were ready to launch missions in the shortest possible frame. In a flawless manner a total of 303 sorties comprising FR, ELINT & AD Escort Missions were launched from the Base towards this operation. As Chief of Operations, not only did he co-ordinate the missions with other launch bases but also ensured mission effectiveness. He demonstrated fine judgment and decisiveness in launch and recovery of missions in marginal weather conditions, with total safety.

For his exceptional dedication to service, professionalism and distinguished service, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Prakul Kumar.

Unit : 7 Wing
Reference : GoI20010126
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