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Air Vice Marshal Viney Kapila

Service No 5596 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 26 Jan 1937
Date Commissioned 19 Dec 1958 Course 73 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Jan 1993 / Died on 22 Dec 2015
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Aug 1978Acting Gp Capt : 13 Apr 1981Air Cmde : 01 Jul 1986AVM : 11 Mar 1991
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

14 Jul 1976 - 22 Oct 1978Wg CdrNo.108 SquadronAdampur CO
21 Feb 1981 - 25 Nov 1983Gp Capt20 WingBagdogra Stn Cdr
02 Jan 1989 - 08 Mar 1991Air Cmde7 WingAmbala AOC
11 Mar 1991 - 31 May 1992AVMCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Cmdt
01 Jun 1992 - 31 Jan 1993AVMNational Defence CollegeDelhi SDS (Air)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vir Chakra
Flt LtViney Kapila5596 GD(P)Award Date 18 Sep 1965Announced 22 Sep 1965
Details :

On the 19th September 1965, as sub-section leader in a four Gnat aircraft formation, Flight Lieutenant Viney Kapila gave valuable assistance to his leader during an aerial battle against four Pakistani Sabre jet aircraft. The battle was fought at a height of less than 2000 feet from the ground where enemy antiaircraft guns were active. He shot down one of the enemy aircraft and then helped his leader to cripple another.

In this action Flight Lieutenant Kapila displayed courage and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 9 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 1st January 1966 - No.133 - Pres/65 dated 22nd September 1965
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeViney Kapila5596 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1988Announced 26 Jan 1988
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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