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Group Captain Pradeep Kinra

Service No & Branch 13778 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 07 Dec 1974 Course: 112 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Apr 1997 Voluntary Retirement Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 31 Mar 1992
Training and Other Courses Attended
43 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 197271 APFIC (Flt Lt) - 14 Jun 198143 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 07 May 1988
Badges Qualified
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Sqn Ldr
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

21 Nov 1994 - 14 Jan 1996Wg CdrNo.224 SquadronAdampur Commanding Officer
17 Jun 1996 - 26 Apr 1997Wg CdrDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Directing Staff
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg Cdr Pradeep Kinra13778 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1992
Details :

Sqn Ldr P Kinra has been on the posted strength of one of the Air Force Squadrons since 08 May 88 and has been holding the appointment of Flight Commander from Jul 89.

During his tenure as Flight Commander, Sqn Ldr Kinra involved himself completely and whole heartedly in all the activities of the Squadron. He is solely responsible for keeping the Squadron as an extremely well knit team even during difficult time. His untiring efforts towards motivating the Squadron pilots and training them as keen professional culminated in the Squadron becoming the overall champion for two consecutive years in EKLAVYA 1991. By maintaining the best armament score for the last two years in the Squadron and winning the individual bombing trophy during 1990, he has set an example of professional competence worthy of emulation by all.

By virtue of its location at one of the wings, the Squadron has to undertake a minimum of six detachments during a year. Sqn Ldr Kinra accompanied each of them during the last two years and successfully achieved all the tasks allotted to the Squadron. Due to his foresight and meticulous planning, the Squadron maintained very high aircraft serviceability during May 91. Despite adverse circumstances at the parent location of the Squadron and frequent detachments, the fact that the Squadron was able to maintain an accident free record bears testimony to his absolute involvement in the Squadron and a keen sense for details.

He has demonstrated excellent administrative capabilities as a Flight Commander and when he was officiating Commanding Officer for about six months. In Jan 91, as officiating Commanding Officer, he was able to motivate the men for a massive snow clearance operation in extremely adverse weather conditions; worst in the last 30 years. It is mainly due to his affable nature, personal example and excellent social interaction that he has been able to keep the Squadron at its peak efficiency.

For his professional excellence, rare devotion to duty and leadership qualities of a very high order, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Sqn Ldr P Kinra.

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Reference : Gazette of India dated 11th April 1992 - No.29-Pres/92 dated 26th January 1992
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