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Air Marshal Shri Krishna Chandra Gupta

Service No & Branch 3568 ADM
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 15 Mar 1949 Course:
Service End: Retired on 31 Aug 1985 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 15 Mar 1955Sqn Ldr : 15 Mar 1962Wg Cdr : 13 Apr 1968Acting Gp Capt : 01 Nov 1974
Acting Air Cmde : 01 Feb 1978Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1978Acting AVM : 01 Jul 1979AVM : 01 Jul 1979
Acting Air Marshal : 01 Mar 1983Air Marshal : 01 Mar 1983
Training and Other Courses Attended
17 NDC (Gp Capt) - 01 Dec 1977
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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

01 Jan 1972 - 04 Aug 1974Wg CdrAFS SambraBelgaum Station Commander
01 Nov 1974 - 01 Nov 1976Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Director, Organisation
01 Jan 1978 - 30 Jun 1979Air CmdeEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
01 Jul 1979 - 28 Feb 1983AVMWestern Air CommandDelhi Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
01 Mar 1983 - 31 Aug 1985Air MarshalAir Head QuartersDelhi Air Officer-in-Charge Administration
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrShri Krishna Chandra Gupta3568 ADMAward Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Wing Commander Shri Krishna Chandra Gupta has served as Senior Air Traffic Control Officer at several operational stations. During the emergency in 1962 he earned the Commendation of the Defence Minister for his efforts for the welfare of the Armed Forces. Later, during his tenure as Deputy Director of Personal Services he made a significant contribution in enforcing discipline in the Service.

For the distinguished service he has rendered throughout, he is awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal.

Unit : AHQ
Reference : GoI19720126No66
Param Vishist Seva Medal
AVMShri Krishna Chandra Gupta3568 ADMAward Date 26 Jan 1983Announced 26 Jan 1983
Details :

Air Vice Marshal (now Air Marshal) Shri Krishna Chandra Gupta, VSM, was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in March, 1949. He has held a wide variety of command and staff assignments during his long meritorious service in the Air Force and distinguished himself not only by professional competence but also by outstanding administrative ability and today, he has the singular distinction of being not only the senior most in his branch but also the most experienced in the field of Administration.

He commanded with distinction an NCC Group and an Air Force Station where he accomplished very high standards of training and enhanced all round efficiency. His important staff appointments include Command Air Traffic Control Officer of Central Air Command, Deputy Director of Personal Services, Director of Organisation at Headquarters and Senior Officer-in-Charge Administration of Eastern Air Command and Western Air Command.

Air Vice Marshal (now Air Marshal) Gupta has the distinction of holding coveted appointments of SOA of two different major operational commands one after other. In both the commands he applied himself with total involvement to the task improving the general administrative standards and welfare activities. With his drive, imagination, leadership and exceptional organisational ability, he was able to achieve very high standards in multifarious spheres within very short tune.

Air Vice Marshal (now Air Marshal) Shri Krishna Chandra Gupta has thus rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19830126
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