|Date of Birth:||21 Jan 1934|
|Date Commissioned||17 Jul 1954||Course||63 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 18 Aug 1970|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)|
|Sqn Ldr||Pradyot Kumar Dutta||4754 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|