Wing Commander Inder Mohan Chopra was commissioned in Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force in June, 1951. After serving in several squadrons he was given training as a Flying Instructor, and served in that capacity at a flying training unit. He has also commanded an operational Squadron. After receiving training as a Test Pilot he served with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited as a Test Pilot from January, 1961 to June, 1966 and again from July, 1970 to July, 1971. He was also on deputation to Egyptian General Aero Organisation, United Arab Republic from June, 1966 to September, 1969.
During his tenure with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited he was actively engaged in the development and flight testing of HFÃ‚Â24 and Kiran aircraft in different phases of production. His personal contribution towards the development of these aircraft is of an outstanding nature. He undertook 452 flights comprising 352 hours of prototype testing of these aircraft. He has volunteered and successfully completed most difficult and challenging assignments and set an inspiring example to aviators engaged on test flights.
Wing Commander Inder Mohan Chopra has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.