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Air Marshal Parduman Krishan Puri

Service No 4397 Branch F(N)
Date of Birth: 01 Jul 1931
Date Commissioned 17 Jan 1953 Course 6 NAV Course
Service End Retired on 30 Jun 1989 / Died on 27 Jul 2016
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 17 Jan 1954Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1970Acting Gp Capt : 04 Aug 1975Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1976
Acting Air Cmde : 22 Nov 1978Air Cmde : 29 Aug 1979AVM : 26 Jan 1984Air Marshal : 01 Aug 1986
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

10 Dec 1980 - 30 Dec 1983Air CmdeInstitute of Defence ManagementSecunderabad Director
02 Jan 1984 - 30 Jan 1986AVMNational Defence CollegeDelhi Senior Directing Staff (Air)
01 Jul 1986 - 31 Aug 1988Air MshlNational Defence CollegeDelhi Commandant
01 Sep 1988 - 30 Jun 1989Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi Air Officer-in-Charge Personnel
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrParduman Krishan Puri4397 GD(N)Award Date 26 Jan 1976Announced 26 Jan 1976
Details :

Wing Commander (now Gp Capt) Puri during the early years of his service participated extensively in supply dropping missions in NEFA and Nagaland. Thereafter, he did a Night Fighter Course abroad and served in Night Air Defence Role in two operational squadrons. During his tenure as Staff Officer (Air) in the Cabinet Secretariat (Military Wing), he has distinguished himself in rendering excellent staff work for the conduct and deliberation of various committees of Higher Defence Organisation. He has written a number of papers on strategic issues, defence production and personnel problems in the Air Force.

Unit : Cabinet Sectt
Reference : GoI19760126
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalParduman Krishan Puri4397 F(N)Award Date 26 Jan 1987Announced 26 Jan 1987
Details :

Air Marshal Parduman Krishan Puri was commissioned in the Flying (Navigation) Branch of the Indian Air Force in January 1953.

Air Marshal Puri joined National Defence College as Senior Directing Staff (Air) in January 1984. He has acquired deep knowledge of India's strategic environment, and appreciation of the geo­political factors. His most significant contribution has been in the areas of Science and Technology, Long Range Defence Planning and in the study of Economics of Indian Defence. His conceptual ability and inquisitive mind have enormously helped in enhancing the body of knowledge in these areas and in elevating the level of studies to a very high standard.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19870126