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Air Marshal Vinod Kumar Verma

Service No 6528 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 18 Apr 1942
Date Commissioned 26 May 1962 Course 81 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Apr 2002
Remarks : 1Sqn (65)
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 29 Jul 1980Gp Capt : 28 Mar 1985Air Cmde : 08 Feb 1989Acting AVM : 06 Mar 1995
AVM : 21 Mar 1994Air Marshal : 11 Apr 1996C-in-C : 01 Aug 2000
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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

31 Aug 1977 - 17 Mar 1980Wg CdrNo.7 SquadronChandigarh CO
- Gp CaptTactics and Combat Development EstablishmentJamnagar Cmdt
23 Jan 1989 - 11 Jan 1991Air Cmde9 WingHalwara AOC
01 Feb 1991 - 01 Mar 1995Air CmdeEmbassy of India, United KingdomLondon Air Advisor
- 30 Sep 1999Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi AOP
01 Oct 1999 - 31 Jul 2000Air MshlCentral Air CommandAllahabad SASO
01 Aug 2000 - 30 Apr 2002Air MshlCentral Air CommandAllahabad AOC-in-C
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtVinod Kumar Verma6528 GD(P)Award Date 10 Sep 1965Announced 26 Jan 1966
Details :

On 10th September, 1965, a formation of Mystere aircraft took off for an operational mission on the western border. When the formation reached the target area, a larger number of enemy tanks were spotted and intensive anti-aircraft fire was encountered. Despite a concentrated barrage and against heavy odds, attacks were carried out. No. 1's aircraft was severely hit during an attack and Nos. 1 and 2 returned to base. Nos. 3 and 4 went in for a second attack.

Although his aircraft was hit, Flight Lieutenant Verma continued the attack, along with No.3. The emergency and auxillary Servo system of Flight Lieutenant Verma's aircraft were damaged and both system pressure dropped to zero. He brought the damaged aircraft back to base with the main system pressure dropping even this went to zero just before touch down. Flight Lieutenant Vinod Kumar Verma showed courage, determination and professional skill of a high order.

Unit : 1 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th February 1966 - No.14-Pres/66 dated 1st January 1966
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeVinod Kumar Verma6528 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1989Announced 26 Jan 1989
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalVinod Kumar Verma6528 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1999Announced 26 Jan 1999
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