Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Air Vice Marshal Suresh Kumar Sonpar

Service No & Branch 6126 F(P)
Date of Birth: 08 Jun 1940 Commissioned: 31 May 1961 Course: 79 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Jun 1996 Superannuated / Died on 10 Oct 2016
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 31 May 1962Wg Cdr : 01 Nov 1979Acting Gp Capt : 01 Nov 1983Gp Capt : 15 Aug 1984
Air Cmde : 01 May 1988Acting AVM : 19 Apr 1993AVM : 01 May 1993
Training and Other Courses Attended
31 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1991
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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.30 SquadronKalaikunda Flight Commander
12 Nov 1977 - 12 Sep 1980Wg CdrNo.31 SquadronJodhpur Commanding Officer
- 01 Dec 1984Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Joint Director (Air Defence)
14 Oct 1985 - 15 Mar 1987Gp Capt27 WingBhuj Station Commander
30 Dec 1991 - 01 Apr 1993Air Cmde2 WingLohegaon (Pune) Air Officer Commanding
- No.31 Squadron Commodore Commandant
25 Sep 1995 - 30 Jun 1996AVMMaritime Air OperationsBombay Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Mention in Despatches
Sqn LdrSuresh Kumar Sonpar6126 F(P)Award Date Announced 23 Jun 1972
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 30 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972
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