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Squadron Leader Pramod Chandra Chopra

Service No 5194 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth:
Date Commissioned 25 Aug 1956 Course 69 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Nov 1976
Remarks : 4 (58) 1 (64) 8 (65) VrC (65) 101 (71) 20 (75)
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 25 Aug 1961
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Flt Lt
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.

Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrPramod Chandra Chopra5194 GD(P)Award Date 11 Sep 1965Announced 01 Jan 1966
Details :

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