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Air Commodore Prakash Prahalad Dani

Service No & Branch 12214 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 20 Dec 1969 Course: 103 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Jun 2004 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Jan 1990Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1993Acting Air Cmde : 14 Jun 1999Air Cmde : 12 Jan 1998
Training and Other Courses Attended
41 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 25 Nov 1985
Badges Qualified
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Air Cmde
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Nov 1986 - 17 Dec 1988Wg CdrNo.52 SquadronHashimara Commanding Officer
- Air CmdeAdvance HQ, South Western Air CommandPune Air Officer Commanding
03 Aug 2000 - 05 Jan 2003Air Cmde20 WingBagdogra Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrPrakash Prahalad Dani12214 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1989
Details :

Wing Commander Prakash Pralhad Dani (12214) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the Air Force in Dec 69. He took over Command of a fighter Squadron on promotion, Nov 86.

The Squadron had been inspected by directorate of Air Staff Inspection in Jun 86, and was declared "Non Operational". On assuming Command of the Squadron, he accepted this poor inheritance as a challenge and directed his total attention towards the all round upliftment of the unit performance Under his able leadership the training of pilots was conducted and supervised in a highly systematic and professional manner. The overall operational capability of the Squadron was assessed by Inspection team in Nov. 87 and the Squadron was awarded an 'Average Plus' overall grading. This was the third Squadron in Air Force to be assessed as such in the last two years. This success of converting a "Non Ops" Squadron to one of the best Squadrons of the year could be attributed to his professional involvement.

The Squadron was assigned an additional task of training newly commissioned pilots since January. 87. The complete training till date was carried out well within the stipulated time frame for each course. Under his guidance all the trainee pilots were declared 'Fully Operational' and were rated 'White'.

For his professional skill and dedicated hard work, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Wing Commander Prakash Pralhad Dani.

Unit : 52 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd April 1988 - No.39-Pres/89 dated 26th January 1989
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