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Air Marshal Pratap Rao

Service No 5188 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 08 Jul 1937
Date Commissioned 25 Aug 1956 Course 69 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Jul 1995
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1977Acting Gp Capt : 26 Mar 1979Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1980Acting Air Cmde : 10 Feb 1986
Air Cmde : 01 Jan 1985AVM : 01 Mar 1989Air Marshal : 01 May 1992C-in-C : 03 Sep 1993
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Notes: 1) Ranks shown are substantive ranks at retirement. 2)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 3)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
- Wg CdrNo. 101 Squadron CO
- Gp CaptEmbassy of India, ThailandBangkok Def Attache
18 Jul 1981 - 09 May 1982Gp Capt34 WingBhaisana (Bhatinda) Stn Cdr
10 Feb 1986 - 30 Dec 1987Air Cmde9 WingHalwara AOC
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS (Inspection)
- 02 Sep 1993Air MshlWestern Air CommandDelhi SASO
03 Sep 1993 - 05 Jun 1994Air MshlWestern Air CommandDelhi AOC-in-C
06 Jun 1994 - 31 Jul 1995Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi VCAS
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 3
   
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrPratap Rao5188 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1975
Details :

Squadron Leader Pratap Rao was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in August, 1956. He has been on the Aircrew Examining Board since July, 1972. He has flown over 4000 hours on single engine aircraft and out of these over 2100 hours are on instructional or examining duties on 10 different types of aircraft. He holds an A-2 Instructional Category on 8 aircraft and Master Green Rating on 5 types of aircraft, which is an achievement of an exceptional order. As a Flying Instructor, he has carried out his duties with the utmost devotion and dedication. He has helped in improving the categorisation state of the Qualified Flying Instructors in the Air Force to a very great extent.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Pratap Rao displayed courage, professional skill and exceptional devotion to duty.

Unit : AEB
Reference : Gazette of India dated 21st February 1975 - No.16 - Pres/75 dated 26th January 1975
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdePratap Rao5188 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1989Announced 26 Jan 1989
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit :
Reference :
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalPratap Rao5188 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1995Announced 26 Jan 1995
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India , 11th March 1995 - No.93 - Pres/95 dated 26th January 1995