Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?


Group Captain Om Kumar

Service No & Branch 11614 F(N)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 18 May 1968 Course: 38 NAV Course Entry Mode : NDA
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 1997
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 20 May 1987Gp Capt : 01 Jan 1992
Training and Other Courses Attended
28 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 196520 LDMC (Wg Cdr) - 31 Mar 1990
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrOm Kumar11614 F(N)Award Date 26 Jan 1990Announced 26 Jan 1990
Details :

Wing Commander Om Kumar was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in May 1968.

He has flown over 7000 hrs on four different types of aircraft. He was awarded Cat 'A', the highest professional category, when he was only a Flying Officer with four years of service. In view of his professionalism and high standards in flying, he was selected for the Advance Navigation Course which he qualified with distinction.

In Sep 77, as an Air Force Examiner, he made tremendous contribution towards maintaining high standards of navigation in the transport fleet. He was then selected to undergo conversion on IL-76 aircraft in USSR before his induction into IAF. A distinguished A-2 Qualified Navigator Instructor, he has vast instructional experience on IL-76, AN-12 and HS-748 aircraft. In recognition, he was once again appointed an Air Force Examiner and Navigation Leader at Aircrew Examining Board in Jan 87.

For his exceptional professional achievments and devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Wg Cdr Om Kumar.

Unit : AEB
Reference : GoI19900126
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