Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Group Captain Kalyan Kumar Dutta

Service No & Branch 5450 F(N)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 24 Dec 1957 Course: 13 NAV Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Sep 1986 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 24 Dec 1962Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1979Acting Gp Capt : 24 Aug 1981Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1984
Training and Other Courses Attended
11 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 19558 LDMC (Sqn Ldr) - 30 Jun 1978
Badges Qualified
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- 01 Dec 1971Sqn LdrNo.16 Squadron Squadron Navigator
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrKalyan Kumar Dutta5450 F(N)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Squadron Leader Kalyan Kumar Dutta, as Navigations Leader of a Bomber Squadron played a key role in the successful performance of the Squadron. The entire missions and the route missions for the squadron were meticulously carried out by him. In addition, as Navigator to his Squadron Commander he undertook the most difficult and dangerous missions himself with exemplary keenness and courage. On a special mission to an airfield by night, he executed some of the best and most accurate navigation at extremely low attitude of 100 to 200 feet above the hilly terrain resulting in a successful first run attack over the runway.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Kalyan Kumar Dutta displayed gallantry, professional skill and leadership of a high order.

Unit : 16 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972
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