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Group Captain Anil Kumar Bhadra

Service No 5114 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 01 Apr 1956 Course 68 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Jan 1986
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1977Acting Gp Capt : 05 May 1980Gp Capt : 04 Nov 1980
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jun 1977 - 13 Apr 1980Wg CdrNo.5 SquadronAgra Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrAnil Kumar Bhadra5114 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Squadron Leader Anil Kumar Bhadra as Flight Commander of a Bomber Squadron carried out and led night bombing missions deep into enemy territory, attacking vital and heavily defended military targets. On one occasion, although he was subjected to heavy Ack Ack fire at a low altitude, he kept cool and continued with his attack and dropped his bombs on the target causing considerable damage.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Anil Kumar Bhadra displayed gallantry, determination and professional skill of a high order.

Unit : 35 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972
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