|Service No & Branch||5194 F(P)|
|Date of Birth:||Commissioned: 25 Aug 1956||Course: 69 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 30 Nov 1976|
|Remarks :||4 (58) 1 (64) 8 (65) VrC (65) 11 (71) 2 (75)|
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|Sqn Ldr||Pramod Chandra Chopra||5194 GD(P)||Award Date 11 Sep 1965||Announced 01 Jan 1966|
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During the recent operations against Pakistan, Flight Lieutenant Pramod Chandra Chopra carried out 14 operational missions and displayed commendable enthusiasm in hunting for the enemy in the sky.
On 11th September, 1965, Flight Lieutenant Chopra flew as No. 3 in a four aircraft formation of Mystere on a ground attack strike mission. The formation encountered heavy and concentrated enemy ground fire. Defying the barrage of antiaircraft fire, Flight Lieutenant Pramod Chandra Chopra pressed home his attack and destroyed two enemy tanks in addition to several gun emplacements and vehicles.
His courage and determination, which inspired other pilots, were in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force.
|Unit : 8 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 12th February 1966 - No.15 - Pres/66 dated 1st January 1966|