|Date of Birth:|
|Date Commissioned||25 Jul 1963||Course|
|Service End||Retired on 30 Apr 1990|
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|02 Apr 1973 - 31 Jan 1974||Sqn Ldr||No.116 Helicopter Unit||Commanding Officer|
|16 Jan 1978 - 11 Mar 1979||Sqn Ldr||No.117 Helicopter Unit||Commanding Officer|
|29 Oct 1979 - 23 Dec 1979||Sqn Ldr||No.104 Helicopter Squadron||Sarsawa||Commanding Officer|
|24 Dec 1979 - 15 Mar 1981||Wg Cdr||No.104 Helicopter Squadron||Sarsawa||Commanding Officer|
|01 Jan 1986 - 01 Jan 1989||Gp Capt||Southern Air Command||Trivandrum||Air-II|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Flt Lt||Avinash Chander Chopra||7604 GD(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1969|
|Details :|| |
Flight Lieutenant Avinash Chander Chopra has been serving with a Helicopter Unit since August 1967. During this period he has undertaken a number of rescue and casualty evacuation missions and carried out about 600 hours of operational flying. In July 1967, in adverse weather conditions, he made many sorties in search of a transport aircraft which had crashed. Finally, he succeeded in reaching the scene of the crash and located the wreckage. He took calculated risk in landing at a kutcha helipad and succeeded in evacuating the lone survivor.
Throughout Flight Lieutenant Avinash Chander Chopra displayed courage and devotion to duty in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force.
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th April 1969 : No.18 - Pres/69 dated 26th January 1969|
|Vishist Seva Medal|
|Gp Capt||Avinash Chander Chopra||7604 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1989||Announced 26 Jan 1989|
|Details :|| |
Group Captain Avinash Chander Chopra, VM (7604) Flying (Pilot) has been posted as Air-II at Headquarters Southern Air Command for the last three years.
As Air-II, Gp Capt AC Chopra is responsible for planning coordinating and executing of transport and helicopter operations in the geographical jurisdiction of HQ SAC.
Sometimes in May 87 it became apparent that large scale transport/helicopter operations will be required in Sri Lanka. The officer was entrusted with this task and he worked diligently to achieve the requisite infrastructure to support such large scale envisaged operations. Facilities were crated at Thanjavur and Trichurapally. These two locations were such where no Air Force elements existed. His efforts enabled the initial induction and operations of large scale helicopter and transport operations in a very satisfactory manner.
He maintained close liaison with maintenance personnel to ensure that all the twenty five helicopters placed at the disposal of HQ SAC are serviced promptly to ensure
availability of maximum number of helicopters at all times.
For unflinching devotion to duty, meticulous planning continuous prolonged involvement the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Gp Capt A C Chopra VM.
|Unit : SAC|
|Reference : GoI19890126|