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Air Marshal Dilip Kumar Patnaik

Service No & Branch 17464 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 08 Jun 1984 Course: 133 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Sep 2022 Superannuated Flying Hours : 2500 Nick Name : Pat
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Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 08 Jun 1995Wg Cdr : 14 May 2001Gp Capt : 01 Oct 2007Air Cmde : 30 Dec 2010
AVM : 01 Dec 2015Air Marshal : 01 Aug 2020C-in-C : 03 Oct 2021
Training and Other Courses Attended
64 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 1983
Badges Qualified
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Sqn Ldr

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

23 Jun 2003 - 02 Dec 2003Wg Cdr Commanding Officer
03 Dec 2003 - 21 Aug 2006Wg CdrNo.3002 Squadron Commanding Officer
03 Dec 2007 - 16 Aug 2009Gp Capt501 Signal UnitBarnala Station Commander
14 Jun 2012 - 20 Aug 2014Air Cmde7 WingAmbala Air Officer Commanding
06 May 2013 - No.3002 Squadron Commodore Commandant
- 30 Sep 2019AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Air Defence
01 Dec 2015 - AVMStrategic Forces CommandDelhi Chief Staff Officer (Air Vector Strategy)
01 Oct 2019 - 31 Jul 2020AVMCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Commandant
01 Aug 2020 - 30 Sep 2021Air MarshalCentral Air CommandAllahabad Senior Air Staff Officer
03 Oct 2021 - 30 Sep 2022Air MarshalEastern Air CommandShillong Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrDilip Kumar Patnaik17464 F(P)Award Date Announced 15 Aug 1999
Details :

Squadron Leader Dilip Kumar Patnaik (17464) Flying (Pilot) has been on the posted strength of a Fighter Squadron since Mar 98. He is a Fighter Combat Leader and Deputy Flight Commander of the Unit. Muntho Dhalo Attack: On 16 Jun 99 Sqn Ldr Patnaik undertook a live strike mission on the biggest enemy camp in Batalik Sector. After visually acquiring the target he had to plan an attack profile that would obviate violation of the LoC at the same time inflict maximum attrition on the intruders. He thereafter launched a successful attack on the Western side of the camp which led to the crumbling of the enemy ground activity. Sqn Ldr Patnaik carried out the attack on a confident and well protected enemy with complete dedication and devotion of the highest order.

Tiger Hill Attack by Night: On the night of 27-28 Jun 99 at 0230h, Sqn Ldr Patnaik carried out the first ever night Laser Guided Bomb strike on Tiger Hill. Destruction of the target entailed that his attack profile penetrate the launch envelope of shoulder fired missiles. He launched the live strike without regard to personal safety and scored a direct hit as reported by the Army, paving the way for ground forces to capture Tiger Hill.

During 'Op Rakshak' Sqn Ldr Patnaik flew 27 operational missions, which included 9 live bombing sorties in the Kargil sector. Sqn Ltd DK Patnaik displayed immense devotion, involvement and professionalism of the highest order during planning and execution of missions under hostile conditions. Awareness of missiles being launched in that area only motivated him further to decimate the enemy. He displayed conspicuous gallantry and valour in the face of the enemy.

For exceptional devotion to duty the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Squadron Leader Dilip Kumar Patnaik.

Unit : 7 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 11th March 2000 - No.27-Pres/2000 dated 15th August 2000
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMDilip Kumar Patnaik17464 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2020Announced 26 Jan 2020
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