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Air Commodore Subroto Kundu

Service No & Branch 20781 F(P) Stream :Helicopters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 16 Jun 1990 Course: 145 Course
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Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 16 Jun 1995Wg Cdr : 16 Dec 2004Gp Capt : 01 Aug 2012
Training and Other Courses Attended
76 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 19899 HDMC (Gp Capt) - 31 Mar 201462 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2022
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg CdrSubroto Kundu20781 F(P)Award Date 10 Nov 2006Announced 15 Aug 2007
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Wing Commander Subroto Kundu (20781) Flying (Pilot) is on the posted strength of Mi-17 Unit since 26 Sep 05 and has been functioning as the Flight Commander. He has been instrumental in planning and executing some of the major exercises undertaken by the unit. It includes induction of combat troops in the hills of Walong and casualty evacuation of CRPF troops by night, using Night Vision Goggles (NVG). These operations, carried out into the hills and the dense forests of North East, have given a fillip to the op potential of the armed forces.

On the night of 10 Nov 06, he was tasked for casualty evacuation of CRPF troops of 33 CRPF Bn, who were victims of an IED blast near Tinsukia. Though the weather was extremely marginal for the night flying, he decided to undertake this task in order to save the lives of the injured troops. He landed a Mi-17 helicopter in pitch darkness at an unlit helipad in the thick jungles near Roing with the sole aim to rescue the injured troops. He accomplished the task by evacuating one dead and other critically injured troops from Roing to Mohanbari, in a most professional manner. His professional courage and timely action saved the lives of two critically injured troops. The officer landed the helicopter on unchartered and unlit territory in thick jungles on a dark night displaying extreme level of courage and professionalism. Further, this operation was the first of its kind in the history of Indian Air Force and has projected the humane face of the service. For this act of exceptional courage, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)' to Wing Commander Subroto Kundu.

Unit : 127 HU
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Yudh Seva Medal
Air CmdeSubroto Kundu20781 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2022Announced 26 Jan 2022
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