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Air Commodore Ashok Prataprao Shinde

Service No 5671 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 03 Dec 1936
Date Commissioned 07 Feb 1959 Course 74 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Dec 1990
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1978Acting Gp Capt : 05 Aug 1981Air Cmde : 01 Sep 1986
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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
17 Nov 1976 - 02 May 1979Wg CdrNo.221 Squadron CO
- Gp CaptTactics and Combat Development EstablishmentJamnagar Cmdt
05 Feb 1986 - 17 Feb 1988Air Cmde11 WingTezpur AOC
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 2
  
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrAshok Prataprao Shinde5671 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Squadron Leader Ashok Prataprao Shinde was serving as Senior Pilot in a Fighter Squadron. He led a number of ground attack missions in support of our troops. On two occasions he was responsible to rescue our trapped battalions by blunting the advance of enemy armour in Chamb Jaurian Sector. With utter disregard to his personal safety he led this formation in a determined and fearless attack knocking out 7 enemy tanks and 27 vehicles despite heavy anti aircraft fire. This action of his bad a decisive effect in relieving enemy presence on our ground forces in this sector.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Ashok Prataprao Shinde displayed gallantry, determination and leadership of a high order.

Unit : 101 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrAshok Prataprao Shinde5671 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1974
Details :

Squadron Leader Ashok Prataprao Shinde has been flying fighter aircraft continuously since 1959. He has flown 2331 hours on jet aircraft, out of which 635 hours are on a supersonic type of aircraft. On the 8th May, 1965, while he was flying a Toofani aircraft, the engine flamed out. He displayed great courage and airmanship in successfully executing a dead stick landing. He stood first in the Pilot Attack Instructors course.

He passed with an excellent grade while undergoing on a supersonic aircraft abroad. Due to his efforts, his Squadron emerged as the best in close Air Support competition held by his Command in 1972.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Ashok Prataprao Shinde displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty in the best traditions of the Air Force.

Unit : 101 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 6th July 1974 - No.85 - Pres/74 dated 26th January 1974