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Air Commodore Om Prakash Sharma

Service No 5104 Branch F(P)

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Date of Birth: 22 Jul 1936
Date Commissioned 01 Apr 1956 Course 68 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Jul 1988
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Acting Gp Capt : 12 Jun 1978Gp Capt : 29 Aug 1979Acting Air Cmde : 09 Jan 1984
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Apr 1975 - 01 Jun 1977Wg CdrNo.4 SquadronTezpur/ Bareilly Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrOm Prakash Sharma5104 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1974
Details :

Squadron Leader Om Prakash Sharma is one of the pioneers of supersonic Squadrons of the Indian Air Force. He has done over 1200 accident free sorties on supersonic aircraft. He has been the Flight Commander of four supersonic fighter Squadrons and has been largely responsible in bringing them to their high operational capability in a short time after their conversion to the new type of aircraft. During his tenure as the Senior Operations Officer of a Signal Unit, he was commended by the Air Officer Commanding in-Chief, Western Air Command, for his organisational capability and hard work. He has greatly helped in developing new operational tactics. During the 1971 operations, he undertook twelve operational missions, including deep penetration, night bombing of enemy airfields, escort and offensive sweep missions. During his present tenure as the flight commander of a newly converted supersonic squadron, he has succeeded in training young pilots to 'Fully Operational' status at the same time fulfilling all tasks allotted to the Squadron. His professional ability in combat flying has been a source of inspiration to all air and ground crew who have served under him.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Om Prakash Sharma has displayed courage, leadership and exceptional devotion to duty in the highest traditions of the Air Force.

Unit : 108 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 6th July 1974 - No.85 - Pres/74 dated 26th January 1974