|Date of Birth:||-- --- --|
|Date Commissioned||19 Dec 1961||Course||80 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 30 Apr 1997|
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|01 Jul 1977 - 01 Oct 1979||Wg Cdr||Air Force Test Pilots School||Bangalore||Officer Commanding|
|28 Oct 1980 - 04 Jun 1982||Wg Cdr||No.35 Squadron||Bareilly||Commanding Officer|
|25 Oct 1984 - 18 Aug 1985||Gp Capt||19 Wing||Borjhar (Guwahati)||Station Commander|
|-||AVM||Maintenance Command||Nagpur||Senior Air & Administration Staff Officer|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)|
|Fg Offr||Ved Prakash Kala||6340 GD(P)||Award Date||Announced 01 Jan 1967|
|Details :|| |
Fg. Offir. Ved Prakash Kala has been engaged in transport support operation in the eastern sector since December 1961. In early 1963, he was assigned the task of carrying out reconnaissance for dropping zones in the mountainous terrain in Joshimath and Badrinath areas. He carried out the task successfully. He has always volunteered for difficult and dangerous missions and has been able to operate under adverse weather conditions, flying over 130 hours per month even during the rainy season.
Throughout, Fg. Offir. Kala displayed professional skill, courage and devotion to duty.
|Unit : 49 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th January, 1967- No.102 - Pres/66 dated 31st December 1966|