|Service No & Branch||13017 MET|
|Date of Birth: -- --- ----||Commissioned: 17 Jan 1972||Course: 51 GDOC Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 31 Jul 2005|
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|Vishist Seva Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Om Prakash Gupta||13017 MET||Award Date 26 Jan 1996||Announced 26 Jan 1996|
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Wing Commander OP Gupta was commissioned in the meteorological branch on 30 Dec 72 and is on the posted strength of Air HQ (VB) since Jul 94. He possesses a vast experience on aviation weather forecasting and has many significant achievements in this field to his credit.
He was the first Met officer to study Clear Air Turbulence and its effects on fighter aircraft at high altitude. His study helped aircrew and test pilots to a great extent and contributed immensely towards flight safety. He also carried out an extensive study of forward area weather and suggested monthly percentage distribution of annual air maintenance loads for each sector of Arunachal Pradesh which enabled the Command to plan the air maintenance task more realistically. During his tenures at AF Stations Shillong and Halwara, he developed comprehensive weather forecasting models which improved the accuracy of local weather forecasts. With his analytical approach effectively utilized the new meteorological systems introduced in the IAF to the maximum and the accuracy of his long and short term weather forecasts has been consistently high. During all major exercises his reliable weather forecasting ensured a 100% mission success rate.
Wing Commander Gupta has also contributed exceptionally well in his secondary duties. He showed keen foresight and personal involvement in national level programmes which were attended by many dignitaries. He has also been leading from the front in promoting the use of Hindi.
For distinguished service of a high order, the President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Wing Commander OP Gupta.
|Unit : AHQ|
|Reference : GoI19960126|