Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?


Group Captain Dilip Kumar Dass

Service No & Branch 6334 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 19 Dec 1961 Course: 80 Course Entry Mode : Airmen
Service End: Retired on 17 Aug 1987 Voluntary Retirement
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 08 Nov 1980Gp Capt : 19 Jul 1985
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Flt Lt
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

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Jan 1977 - 01 Jan 1979Sqn LdrNo.14 SquadronKalaikunda Flight Commander
- 17 Aug 1987Gp Capt5 WingKalaikunda Chief Operations Officer
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrDilip Kumar Dass6334 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Squadron Leader Dalip Kumar Dass as a pilot in a Fighter Bomber Squadron, flew a number of operational missions. On the 5th December, 1971, he was detailed on a mission to destroy a massive enemy thrust spear headed by a tank regiment at Longewala. He carried out three strike missions on 5th the December and one on the 6th December, 1971, and destroyed four tanks, a number of vehicles and droops concentrations despite heavy ground fire. His missions had a decisive effect in frustrating the enemy thrust.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Dalip Kumar Dass displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 122 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972
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