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Wing Commander Suraj Prakash Dutt

Service No 3649 Branch GD(P)
Date of Birth: 04 Feb 1929
Date Commissioned 03 Sep 1949 Course 50 Course
Service End Retired on 24 Jun 1970
Remarks : Dismissed from service
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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.

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