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Squadron Leader Pradyot Kumar Dutta

Service No 4754 Branch GD(P)
Date of Birth: 21 Jan 1934
Date Commissioned 17 Jul 1954 Course 63 Course
Service End Retired on 18 Aug 1970
Remarks :
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrPradyot Kumar Dutta4754 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1967
Details :

Squadron Leader Pradyot Kumar Dutta has been, serving with an operational transport squadron since 1963. He has flown a total of 4720 hours of which 2099 hours have been flown in operational areas in NEFA and Jammu and Kashmir in early 1963, when, after a supply dropping mission, he was approaching an airfield to land, a bird entered one of the outer engines rendering it inoperative. Undaunted, he skillfully handled his aircraft and ensured a safe landing.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Pradyot Kumar Dutta displayed courage and professional skill.

Unit : 44 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 1st April, 1967 - No.24-Pres/67 dated 26th January 1967