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Air Commodore Tapeswar Basu

Service No 1797 Branch GD(N)
Date of Birth: 01 May 1918
Date Commissioned 19 Jan 1942 Course 7 OBS Course
Service End Retired on 14 May 1970
Remarks : Orig GD(O)
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 05 Apr 1943Flt Lt : 15 Aug 1948Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1955Acting Gp Capt : 05 Sep 1960
Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1963Acting Air Cmde : 10 Aug 1966Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1967
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Sep 1942 - 16 Sep 1942Plt OffrNo.2 Squadron, RIAF To 5CDF
01 Mar 1943 - 30 Nov 1944Plt OffrNo.8 Squadron, RIAFPeshawar Obs Attd 152OTU Peshawar
- 01 Dec 1965Gp CaptCentral Air CommandCalcutta Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
- 01 Dec 1961Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Personnel Services)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeTapeswar Basu1797 F(N)Award Date 26 Jan 1969Announced 26 Jan 1969
Details :

Air Commodore Tapeswar Basu was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in 1942. He saw active service in Burma during World War II. He attended Staff College Course at Wellington, Air Command and Staff Course in the USA and Advanced Air Navigation Course, Air Defence Course and Transport Support Course in the U. K. He accomplished the task of setting up instructional institutions connected with Navigator's training and Junior Commander's Course creditably He was given the task of establishing a staff course for the Indonesian Air Force at D'Jakarta where he earned admiration and affection of the Indonesian Air Force and thus established goodwill between the two countries. During the India-Pakistan conflict, as Senior Officer-inCharge, Administration, Headquarters Central Air Command, he maintained control over the available resources and was able to formulate and re-adjust administrative plans as demanded by changing operational requirements.

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Reference : GoI19690126