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Air Commodore Surendra Nath Kawlra

Service No 3945 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 30 Sep 1928
Date Commissioned 14 Oct 1950 Course 53 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Sep 1980
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1972
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

16 Dec 1967 - 26 Dec 1970Wg CdrNo.35 SquadronPune CO
- Gp Capt3 WingPalam (Delhi) Stn Cdr
30 Dec 1970 - 24 Dec 1973Gp CaptFighter Training WingHakimpet CO
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrSurendra Nath Kawlra3945 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1970
Details :

Wing Commander Surendra Nath Kawlra has been commanding a squadron for the last 15 months. Throughout this period, he has applied himself to the task of increasing the operational efficiency of his squadron with commendable energy and enthusiasm. He has ensured a high standard of performance by his squadron not only in the primary task assigned to it but also in other fields of service activity. During the period of his command, the squadron has taken part in many exercises and its consistently good performance has undoubtedly been, in a large measure, due to his leadership. For his performance during an Air Exercise, he was commended by the Chief of the Air Staff. Not only did the squadron achieve the best overall results, thereby winning the Annual Air Trophy, but Wing Commander Kawlra's own individual performance was outstanding and earned him the trophy for the best individual bombing.

Throughout, Wing Commander Surendera Nath Kawlra displayed leadership and exceptional devotion to duty.

Unit : 35 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 25th April 1970 - No.16 - Pres/70 dated 26th January 1970