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Air Vice Marshal Diptendu Choudhury

Service No 17335 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 22 Dec 1983 Course 132 Course
Service End No Details
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Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 22 Dec 1994Wg Cdr : 15 May 2000Gp Capt : 17 Mar 2007Acting Air Cmde : 01 Aug 2011
Air Cmde : 30 Dec 2010AVM : 01 Dec 2014
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- Gp CaptTactics and Combat Development EstablishmentGwalior Commandant
05 Sep 2011 - 18 Feb 2013Air Cmde1 WingSrinagar Air Officer Commanding
- AVMSouth Western Air CommandGandhinagar Air Defence Commander
- AVMComposite Battle Response and Analysis GroupGwalior Air Officer Commanding
01 Oct 2018 - AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Inspection
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptDiptendu Choudhury17335 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2007Announced 26 Jan 2007
Details :

Group Captain Diptendu Choudhury (17335) F (P) was commissioned in the IAF on 22 Dec 83 and has been on the posted strength of the Dte of Air staff Inspection wef 26 Jun 04. The officer has approximately 3000 hours of active fighter flying and is current with 'Master Green' rating on MiG-21 (T-75 & 96), MiG-29 and SU-30 aircraft. He has commanded a fighter squadron, worked as staff at TACDE and had been the Chief Operations Officer of a fighter base prior to being posted as Joint Director Flying at the Dte of Air Staff Inspection.

The officer has immensely contributed towards making the IAF more effective. His thought provoking service papers on Review of Op Employment of SU-30 aircraft, Op Capability of MiG-29 aircraft, Imperatives of Future Fighter Operations and Rebasing Concept have been well appreciated at all levels. The officer has also put in dedicated work towards revising inspection procedures, improvement in inspection pattern, interactive visits to Air/Command HQ and DG's review during AF Commanders' Conference.

An extremely hard working and sincere officer who has been professionally well groomed as a fighter pilot. The officer had to shoulder the responsibility as a Director for almost a year and was therefore, in the centre stage during all inspections. Single-handed he planned and co-ordinated the conduct of 'Best Combat Unit' competition of Fighter Sqns in the most professional manner and has been the active member of the Flying Team while inspecting Wings and Sqns. The vast and varied flying experience of the officer would be a dream for any Air Defence pilot, yet his unassuming but firm display of professional attributes is a true reflection of a thorough bred professional. The Director General Staff Instructions was last revised in the year 1999. The officer took it upon himself to undertake the mammoth task of its revision and re-issue. The list of contributions made by the officer for improvement in work efficiency and operational thinking to make the IAF more effective is never ending.

For his outstanding professional competence, extreme dedication and distinguished service of high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Diptendu Choudhury.

Unit : AHQ
Reference : GoI20070126
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Air CmdeDiptendu Choudhury17335 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2011Announced 26 Jan 2011
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Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMDiptendu Choudhury17335 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2018Announced 26 Jan 2018
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