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Air Marshal Kapil Dev Chadha

Service No 3845 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 10 Dec 1929
Date Commissioned 15 Apr 1950 Course 51 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Dec 1987
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1967Acting Gp Capt : 22 Jun 1970Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1971Acting Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1975
Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1976Acting AVM : 10 Feb 1979AVM : 01 Jul 1979Acting Air Marshal : 10 Feb 1982
C-in-C : 05 Nov 1984
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Notes: 1) Ranks shown are substantive ranks at retirement. 2)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 3)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
16 Jan 1968 - 15 Jun 1970Wg CdrNo.43 Squadron CO
01 Jan 1970 - 01 Jan 1974Gp Capt3 WingPalam (Delhi) Stn Cdr
- 01 Dec 1976Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Dir - Ops (T&M)
01 Jan 1976 - 01 Jan 1977Air CmdeDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington CI (Air)
01 Jan 1979 - 30 Sep 1981AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS( Plans)
23 Feb 1981 - 09 Feb 1982AVMNational Defence CollegeDelhi SDS (Air)
- 30 Jun 1983Air MshlEastern Air CommandShillong SASO
10 Feb 1982 - 28 Mar 1983Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi AOA
08 Jul 1983 - 31 Oct 1984Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi DCAS
05 Nov 1984 - 31 Dec 1987Air MshlEastern Air CommandShillong AOC-in-C
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 2
  
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrKapil Dev Chadha3845 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1970
Details :

Wing Commander Kapil Dev Chadha took over as Commanding Officer of a Transport Squadron in 1967. During the period of his command, the squadron has accomplished the air maintenance task of 12,000 tonnes in one year, flying over 12,000 accident free hours. This has been an all­time record in the squadron history. During the last 15 years, the officer has flown over 4,500 hours as Captain without any accident and has held the highest professional qualification.

Throughout, Wing Commander Kapil Dev Chadha displayed courage, leadership and devotion to duty.

Unit : 43 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 25th April 1970 - No.16 - Pres/70 dated 26th January 1970
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalKapil Dev Chadha3845 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1983Announced 26 Jan 1983
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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