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Wing Commander Ajit Kumar Choudhury

Service No 5063 Branch GD(P)
Date of Birth: 01 Dec 1934
Date Commissioned 14 Jan 1956 Course 67 Course
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

07 Jan 1975 - 05 Mar 1976Wg CdrNo.22 SquadronHashimara CO
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrAjit Kumar Choudhury5063 GD(P)Award Date 16 May 1968Announced 26 Jan 1969
Details :

Squadron Leader Ajit Kumar Choudhury has been serving with Fighter Training Wing since November 1965. As a Flying Instructor, he has flown a total of 2,000 hours. On 16th May 1968, he was authorised to carry out general flying and aerobatics sorties on a Vampire aircraft with a pupil pilot. At the end of the sortie after carrying out a roller take off, he heard a loud thud and noticed the R.P.M. winding down with the complete loss of power in the engine. The aircraft had gained only 300 feet of height and was flying at 170 knots. Squadron Leader Choudhury took immediate action to gain height. With exceptional skill and cool courage, he landed the aircraft safely.

Unit : FTW
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th April 1969 : No.18 - Pres/69 dated 26th January 1969