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Air Vice Marshal Pravesh Kumar

Service No & Branch 12411 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Transport
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 13 Jun 1970 Course: 104 Course
Service End: Retired on 29 Nov 2007 Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 02 Jun 1990Gp Capt : 01 Aug 1994Acting Air Cmde : 21 Jan 2000Air Cmde : 01 Dec 1998
AVM : 01 Apr 2004
Training and Other Courses Attended
35 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 196841 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2001
Badges Qualified
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Air Cmde

Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- Wg CdrNo.2203 Squadron Commanding Officer
28 Sep 1992 - 11 Sep 1994Gp CaptNo.44 SquadronAgra Commanding Officer
18 Mar 1996 - 04 May 1997Gp Capt43 WingSulur (Coimbatore) Station Commander
21 Jan 2000 - 03 Jan 2001Air Cmde29 WingBamrauli (Allahabad) Air Officer Commanding
10 Dec 2001 - 31 Mar 2004Air Cmde10 WingJorhat Air Officer Commanding
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Personnel Airmen & Civ
10 Aug 2005 - 01 Jun 2009No.44 Squadron Commodore Commandant
01 Dec 2005 - AVMHQ NCCDelhi Additional Director General (A)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdePravesh Kumar12411 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2004Announced 26 Jan 2004
Details :

Air Commodore Pravesh Kumar (12411) F (P) was commissioned as a transport pilot on 13 Jan 70. He has over 5900 hours of accident free flying. He has commanded a Pechora Squadron, an IL-76 Squadron and two flying stations prior to his present assignment as Air Officer Commanding of a transport aircraft base since 01 Dec 01. He is also an alumnus of the National Defence College.

Air Cmde Kumar set about achieving excellence in all facets of the Station soon after taking over command. He ensured that despite lower serviceability, the squadrons fulfilled all tasks in Op Parakram. The flying units also displayed significant improvements in their qualification and operational status. Several modifications, innovations and selfhelp projects were carried out under his able leadership. As a result the Station has been declared the best in Maintenance for two consecutive years. In 2003, the Station has been selected to represent Eastern Air Command in the competition for selection as the Air Traffic Service provider in the IAF.

He has embodied every trait of an air warrior. He has ensured a clean and healthy working and domestic environment, carried out camp beautification with optimal utilization of available assets and provided the maximum welfare requirements within service resources.

Air Commodore Pravesh Kumar has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI20040126

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