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Air Chief Marshal Nirmal Chandra Suri

Service No 4236 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 26 Jul 1933
Date Commissioned 15 Mar 1952 Course 57 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Jul 1993
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1978AVM : 20 May 1982Air Marshal : 20 Sep 1985AOC-in-C : 01 Apr 1987
Air Chief Marshal : 31 Jul 1991
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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

24 Aug 1966 - 05 Jul 1969Wg CdrNo.20 SquadronHindon CO
10 Dec 1971 - 27 Mar 1972Wg CdrNo.7 SquadronBagdogra/ Palam CO
01 Aug 1974 - 01 Jan 1976Gp Capt28 WingHindon (Ghaziabad) Stn Cdr
01 Jan 1979 - 01 Feb 1982Air Cmde2 WingLohegaon (Pune) AOC
24 Feb 1982 - 21 Aug 1985AVMCentral Air CommandAllahabad SASO
- Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi DG (R & C)
22 Aug 1985 - 31 May 1986Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi AOP
01 Apr 1987 - 28 Feb 1988Air MshlCentral Air CommandAllahabad AOC-in-C
01 Mar 1988 - 31 Aug 1991Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi VCAS
31 Jul 1991 - 31 Jul 1993Air Chf MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi CAS
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 4
Mention in Despatches
Sqn LdrNirmal Chandra Suri4236 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1966
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 20 Squadron
Reference : Gazette of India , 5th November 1966 - No.77 - Pres/66 dated 27th October 1966
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrNirmal Chandra Suri4236 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1969
Details :

Wing Commander Nirmal Chandra Suri has been commanding a fighter Squadron since August 1966. There was an operational requirement to evolve a modification for release of armament stores from the type of aircraft in his Squadron to enhance its fire power. This modification, which was a major one, was personally supervised by Wing Commander Suri. The modification has not only enhanced the fire power of the I.A.F. but also saved a large amount of foreign exchange. Wing Commander Suri has flown about 3,500 including 175 hours by night on single engine aircraft. When posted to the staff of the aircrew Examining Board for a period of 3 years, he acted as Examiner on Six different types of aircraft including Jets. During this period he flew over 600 hours for instrument rating of pilots and categorisation of the flying instructors.

Throughout, Wing Commander Nirmal Chandra Suri displayed professional skill and devotion to duty in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force.

Unit : 20 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th April 1969 : No.18 - Pres/69 dated 26th January 1969
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeNirmal Chandra Suri4236 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1982Announced 26 Jan 1982
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalNirmal Chandra Suri4236 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1987Announced 26 Jan 1987
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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