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Group Captain Suraj Prakash Dutt

Service No & Branch 3649 GD(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- -- Commissioned: 03 Sep 1949 Course: 50 Course
Service End: Retired on 24 Jun 1970 Dismissed
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 03 Jan 1955Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1966Acting Gp Capt : 21 Sep 1968
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
24 Jan 1967 - 20 Sep 1968Wg CdrNo.14 SquadronKalaikunda Commanding Officer
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrSuraj Prakash Dutt3649 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1969
Details :

Wing Commander Suraj Prakash Dutt, as Officer Commanding of a fighter Squadron, was personally responsible for his Squadron having flown a total of 1906 hours from December 1967 to May 1968 against heavy odds and low serviceability of the aircraft of his Squadron. Despite enormous problems due to acute shortage of trained personnel and equipment, with determination and able leadership, he brought up the operational readiness of his Squadron and accomplished the difficult task of training operational aircrew to a high standard of efficiency.

Throughout, Wing Commander Suraj Prakash Dutt displayed courage, initiative and devotion to duty in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force.

Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th April 1969 : No.18 - Pres/69 dated 26th January 1969

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
04 Apr 1952Spitfire XIXHS-701Fg Offr Suraj Prakash Dutt
101 SqnU/C abnormal extensi
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