|Date of Birth:||30 Mar 1934|
|Date Commissioned||17 Jan 1953||Course||59 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 31 Mar 1992 / Died on 10 Jan 2014 (80 Years age)|
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|04 Nov 1967 - 20 Dec 1967||Wg Cdr||No.32 Squadron||Ambala||Commanding Officer|
|15 Jan 1968 - 23 Dec 1968||Wg Cdr||No.23 Squadron||Pathankot||Commanding Officer|
|23 Dec 1968 - 10 Jan 1971||Wg Cdr||No.8 Squadron||Commanding Officer|
|01 Jan 1971 - 01 Jan 1973||Wg Cdr||Defence Services Staff College||Wellington||DS|
|01 Feb 1973 - 04 Jan 1976||Wg Cdr||Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment||Bangalore||Chief Test Pilot|
|04 Jan 1976 - 29 Aug 1976||Gp Capt||15 Wing||Bareilly||Station Commander|
|01 Jan 1977 - 01 Dec 1977||Gp Capt||National Defence College||New Delhi||Staff Course|
|01 Jan 1978 - 01 Jul 1979||Air Cmde||Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment||Bangalore||Commandant|
|01 Nov 1979 - 01 Aug 1982||Air Cmde||Embassy of India, USA||Washington||Air Attache|
|09 Oct 1982 - 02 Aug 1983||Air Cmde||11 Wing||Tezpur||Air Officer Commanding|
|01 Feb 1985 - 01 Jul 1986||AVM||Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment||Bangalore||Commandant|
|- 31 Jul 1988||Air Marshal||Integrated Defence Staff||Delhi||Director General (Defence Planning Staff)|
|29 Jul 1986 -||Air Marshal||Eastern Air Command||Shillong||Senior Air Staff Officer|
|03 Nov 1986 - 13 Jul 1987||Air Marshal||Western Air Command||Delhi||Chief of Staff|
|01 Aug 1988 - 31 Mar 1992||Air Marshal||South Western Air Command||Jodhpur||Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief|
|03 Aug 1988 -||No.8 Squadron||Commodore Commandant|
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|Ati Vishist Seva Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Partha Kumar Dey||4404 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1975||Announced 26 Jan 1975|
|Details :|| |
Wing Commander Partha Kumar Dey was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in January, 1953. He has been on the posted strength of Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment since February, 1973, as the Chief Test Pilot. He has been associated with Flight Testing assignments since 1958. As a test pilot, he has held many important posts such as the Indian Air Force representative Test Pilot with Folland Aircraft Ltd. for the Gnat Development and as Test Pilot with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for the development of indigenous aircraft. He has participated in the flight test development of a number of prototype such as Gnat, Marut, Kiran, Pushpak, Krishak and Jet Packet. He has made an extremely valuable contribution to the design and development of aircraft and systems within the country. He has flown various types of aircraft which included evaluation of a number of supersonic advanced aircraft of widely varying designs. He has flown 1100 hours on flight testing of indigenous aircraft and equipment. During his tenures as test pilot he has been in a number of difficult and hazardous situations. He has coped successfully with the situations without a single incident of loss or damage to the aircraft and equipment under development. He has successfully commanded two operational squadrons. He has also been on the Directing Staff of the Defence Services Staff College. In the present appointment as the Chief Test Pilot, he has shown extreme devotion to duty and made an outstanding contribution to the aeronautical development in the country in general and flight testing in particular.
Throughout, Wing Commander Partha Kumar Dey has rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.
|Reference : GoI19750126|
|Param Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Marshal||Partha Kumar Dey||4404 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1988||Announced 26 Jan 1988|
|Details :|| |
Air Marshal Partha Kumar Dey, was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in January, 1953. In his long and distinguished career spread over 34 years, he has held important command and staff appointments. A graduate of National Defence College, he has held the prestigious assignment of Directing Staff of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington.
After a successful tenure as Air AttachÃÂ© in USA he took over Command of a major Fighter Base. Under his inspiring leadership and guidance, the station was brought to a new peak of operational preparedness. He also effected noticeable improvement in the administrative, sports and welfare facilities of the station.
On promotion to the rank of Air Marshal in July 1986 he was posted as Senior Air Staff Officer of Eastern Air Command and later Chief of Staff at Western Air Command. In both these appointments he was instrumental in enhancing the operational preparedness and combat capability of various elements of both the Commands by virtue of his own professional competence, deep knowledge of Air Operations and dynamic approach to solving problems. His current appointment as Director General of the newly created Defence Planning Staff is a further testimony to his analytical and conceptual capabilities.
Air Marshal Partha Kumar Dey, AVSM has thus rendered distinguished service of the exceptional order.
|Reference : GoI19880126|