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Air Chief Marshal Surendra Kumar Mehra

Service No 4197 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 15 Nov 1932
Date Commissioned 22 Dec 1951 Course 56 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Jul 1991 / Died on 08 Dec 2003
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1968Acting Gp Capt : 01 Jul 1974Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1975Acting Air Cmde : 01 Jul 1976
Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1978Acting AVM : 07 Dec 1981AVM : 07 Dec 1981Air Marshal : 15 Jul 1985
C-in-C : 01 Mar 1987Air Chief Marshal : 31 Jul 1988
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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
18 Oct 1967 - 31 May 1970Wg CdrNo.28 SquadronAdampur/ Tezpur CO
01 Jul 1974 - 01 Dec 1976Wg CdrNo.106 SquadronAgra CO
01 Jun 1974 - 01 Dec 1977Gp CaptTactics and Combat Development EstablishmentJamnagar Cmdt
06 Jan 1975 - 14 Mar 1976Gp Capt33 WingJamnagar Stn Cdr
- 01 Dec 1979Air CmdeEmbassy of India, RussiaMoscow Air Attache
- Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi DPO
24 Dec 1979 - 04 Dec 1981Air Cmde8 WingAdampur AOC
- 31 May 1986AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS (Ops)
01 Jun 1986 - 28 Feb 1987Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi DCAS
01 Mar 1987 - 30 Jul 1988Air MshlSouth Western Air CommandJodhpur AOC-in-C
01 Aug 1988 - 31 Jul 1991Air Chf MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi CAS
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 3
   
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrSurendra Kumar Mehra4197 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1971
Details : Wing Commander Mehra commanded a Supersonic Squadron of the air force for two and a half years. Under his inspiring leadership the squadron maintained a high state of operational readiness and was awarded the Air Force Instrument Rating Trophy two years running. He has an outstanding personal flying record with over 3400 hours of accident free flying on jet aircraft. For years , he has held the highest professional qualifications and has been an examiner on various types of aircraft.

Awarded the Vayu Sena Medal for professional competence and exceptional devotion to duty.

Unit : 28 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 4th September 1971 - No.53 - Pres/71 dated 26th January 1971
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptSurendra Kumar Mehra4197 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1976Announced 26 Jan 1976
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalSurendra Kumar Mehra4197 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1987Announced 26 Jan 1987
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
06 Sep 1965MiG-21FBC-818Sqn Ldr Surinder Kumar Mehra
28Dest on ground Adampur by B-57 Pilot Safe