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Group Captain Anil Kumar Bhadra

Service No & Branch 5114 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 01 Apr 1956 Course: 68 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jan 1986 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1977Acting Gp Capt : 05 May 1980Gp Capt : 04 Nov 1980
Training and Other Courses Attended
31 APFIC (Flt Lt) - 28 Feb 1963
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

02 Apr 1956 - 20 Sep 1956Plt OffrConversion Training UnitHakimpet U/T Pilot
10 Oct 1956 - 31 May 1957Plt OffrNo.20 SquadronHalwara Squadron Pilot
01 Jul 1957 - 31 Aug 1958Fg OffrNo.4 SquadronAmbala/ palam Squadron Pilot
01 Sep 1958 - 31 Oct 1959Fg Offr3 WingPalam 
01 Nov 1959 - 31 Dec 1961Fg OffrEastern Air CommandCalcutta So to AOC
01 Jan 1962 - 30 Nov 1962Fg OffrNo.29 SquadronTezpur Squadron Pilot
01 Feb 1963 - 30 Jun 1967Flt LtPilot Training EstablishmentBamrauli Flying Instructor
01 Jul 1967 - 31 Oct 1967Sqn LdrElementary Flying SchoolBidar Chief Flying Instructor
01 Nov 1967 - 10 Jan 1968Sqn LdrJet Bomber Conversion UnitAgra Canberra Conversion
13 Jan 1968 - 24 Jan 1972Sqn LdrNo.35 SquadronPune Flight Commander
25 Jun 1972 - 31 Jan 1977Sqn Ldr4 WingAgra OiC Canberra Simulator
16 Feb 1977 - 05 Jun 1977Wg CdrCentral Air CommandAllahabad Ops 1A
01 Jun 1977 - 13 Apr 1980Wg CdrNo.5 SquadronAgra Commanding Officer
14 Apr 1980 - 25 Jul 1982Gp Capt39 WingUdhampur OC IACC
26 Jul 1982 - 31 Jan 1986Gp CaptWestern Air CommandDelhi Chief Personnel Staff 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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