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Air Marshal Pramod Kumar Roy

Service No & Branch 14100 F(P) Stream :Helicopters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 11 Jul 1975 Course: 114 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 May 2014 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 27 Jul 1992Gp Capt : 01 Dec 1997Acting Air Cmde : 08 Mar 2005Air Cmde : 10 Jan 2005
AVM : 01 Sep 2008Air Marshal : 01 Feb 2011
Training and Other Courses Attended
45 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 197347 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2007
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

19 Oct 1992 - 02 Jun 1995Wg CdrNo.107 Helicopter UnitJodhpur Commanding Officer
16 Jun 1997 - Gp Capt19 Forward Base Support UnitThoise Station Commander
01 Jan 2002 - 01 Jan 2005Gp CaptEmbassy of India, UkraineKyiv Air Attache
08 Mar 2005 - 03 Jan 2007Air CmdeAFS New DelhiRace Course Air Officer Commanding
26 May 2006 - No.107 Helicopter Unit Commodore Commandant
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Personnel Airmen & Civ
01 Sep 2008 - 12 Mar 2009AVMEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
21 Jan 2011 - 01 Nov 2012Air MarshalNational Defence CollegeDelhi Commandant
02 Nov 2012 - 31 May 2014Air MarshalAndaman and Nicobar CommandPort Blair Commander in Chief
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 4
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrPramod Kumar Roy14100 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1995
Details :

Wing Commander Pramod Kumar Roy was commissioned as a helicopter pilot in the Flying Branch on 11 July 1975. He is a Qualified Flying Instructor and has held the appointments of Flight Commander at Mi25 and Mi-35 Helicopter Squadrons. He has also been co-opted at tactics and Air Combat Development Establishment (TACDE) for conducting Helicopter Combat Orientation Course and Attack Helicopter Course. He is a graduate of Defence Services Staff College.

Wg Cdr PK Roy has been commanding a Mi-8 Helicopter Unit since 10 October 1992. He is an 'A' Master Green Pilot and has also been appointed as Command Examiner on Mi-8 Helicopter. He has flown over 4200 hours on all the Helicopter types in the IAF.

During his tenure, the unit was declared the best helicopter/transport unit of command for the year 1993. The unit also bagged the Gunnery Meet trophy for Rocket firing team. Air Staff Inspection Team on their inspection visit in April 1994, assessed the unit as 'Average Plus' in all spheres of activity. He carried out four night exercises with Army as the Type Force Commander. In addition, as the VVIP/VIP helicopter flight of command, the unit has flown dignitaries like the President of India, Chiefs of Army Staff of Bangladesh and Thailand, etc. The crowning achievement of the unit during Wg Cdr PK Roy's tenure has been completion of over 11,000 hours of accident free flying.

For exceptional devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wg Cdr Pramod Kumar Roy.

Unit : 107 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 11th March 1995 - No.99-Pres/94 dated 26th January 1995
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptPramod Kumar Roy14100 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2000Announced 26 Jan 2000
Details :

For his contribution to studies related to low intensity conflict and for his writing on Role of Air Power in low intensity conflict, Gp Capt PK Roy became the first Service officer to receive the prestigious 'Om Satya Mehra Award'. He took over the command of an FBSU in Northern sector on 16 Jun 97. In pursuance of the task of air maintenance assigned to the FBSU, the officer has been instrumental in motivating and training young pilots to continue their hard work in most inclement weather. Under his able guidance, for the first time six barrels of 105-mm field guns were successfully paradropped on the Siachen glacier from a Mi-17 helicopter.

Utilizing his profound ingenuity and tenacity of purpose he was instrumental in fabricating, modifying and improvising various equipment. Some of his improvisations include loading trolley for Mi-17 helicopter, windsock from scrap and steering arm for Mi-17 helicopter. In running the station, Gp Capt PK Roy left no stone unturned in improving welfare of his personnel. He set up a model airmen institute, bakery, poultry, vegetable farm, cinema and a computer literacy center at the unit. He has been able to maintain the high morale of his men despite the difficult terrain and in unfriendly weather. The NPFs have shown considerable growth under his supervision. During his command, the station was declared best FBSU an achievement that can truly be attributed to his unrelenting efforts. By dint of his hard work, he maintained his station in a high state of operational preparedness.

Gp Capt PK Roy has displayed a high degree of maturity, dynamism and initiative throughout his service career. For his devotion to duty and exemplary hard work, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Gp Capt PK Roy.

Unit : AFS Thoise
Reference : GoI20000126
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdePramod Kumar Roy14100 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2007Announced 26 Jan 2007
Details :

Air Commodore Pramod Kumar Roy, VM, VSM (14100), Flying (Pilot) was commissioned on 11 July 1975. He is on the posted strength of Air Force Station, New Delhi since 08 March 2005, as Air Officer Commanding. The Air Officer is a qualified Flying Instructor with over 4500 hours of accident free flying to his credit. His past assignments include Command of a helicopter unit and Air Force Station Thoise as well as tenure each at Directorate of Air Staff Inspection and Embassy of India, Ukraine as Military & Air Attaché. He is also the Commodore Commandant of 107 Helicopter Unit. During both the commands, the helicopter unit as well as the Air Force Station were declared the best unit/station of the respective Commands.

A highly motivated, diligent and responsible officer, he has always been able to motivate his air warriors to a very high level of performance and has been awarded Vayu Sena Medal and Vishisht Seva Medal in 1995 and 2000 respectively.

Air Force Station New Delhi during his stewardship has provided exceptional admin is tration, logistics and maintenance support to almost 10000 air warriors in and around Delhi, A modern Airmen Mess with automated kitchen, a model Logistics section with a unique Uniform Display Room, modernization of MT section, handing over of MT refueling to IOC, along with equipping ten UN Contingents to Congo & Sudan and their regular re-supply, are some of his major achievements. Also, the Station has undergone noticeable transformation in terms of quality of life for air warriors in respect of water, sewage, electricity, maintenance of Temporary/Service Married Quarters and the surroundings. His involvement in pursuing various works services for beautification of area, CSD shopping complex, canteen - specially the new Noida canteen, provision of RO water system, etc, is highly appreciable. As Deputy Chairman, Akash Mess he successfully executed evacuation of mess premises by unauthorised occupants, which could not be done for over a decade.

Through hard work and personal management of high order he has been able to imbibe in his subordinates a zeal for commitment to task and obtain willing support. He has recasted the local welfare ventures with the creation of facilities such as new shopping complex with self service counters, modern food court, internet facility, new parks and activation of similar market complex at Safed Sagar, Gurgaon.

Air Commodore Pramod Kumar Roy, VM, VSM has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI20070126
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalPramod Kumar Roy14100 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2014Announced 26 Jan 2014
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