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Group Captain Rana Biswas

Service No & Branch 15009 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 10 Jun 1977 Course: 118 Course Entry Mode : NDA
Service End: Retired on 31 Dec 2006
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 26 Jul 1993Gp Capt : 01 Mar 2001
Training and Other Courses Attended
49 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1975
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- Wg CdrHQ Eastern Command Communication FlightGuwahati Commanding Officer
02 Sep 2000 - 27 Oct 2002Gp CaptNo.33 SquadronSulur Commanding Officer
28 Oct 2002 - 20 Apr 2004Gp Capt43 WingSulur (Coimbatore) Station Commander
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Gp CaptRana Biswas15009 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2003
Details :

Group Captain Rana Biswas (15009) F (P) was commissioned on 10 Jun 1977 in the Flying Branch of the IAF. In 25 years of distinguished service, he has served in frontline transport squadrons of the IAF as a Flying Instructor in various Flying Training Establishments, as the Chief Operations Officer of a flying base and in a staff appointment in an operational Command. Presently, he is the Commanding Officer of one of premier transport squadrons of the IAF.

Gp Capt Biswas's exceptional in flying and airborne instructions were recognized at an early stage in his career. He was instrumental in formulation of Standard Operating Procedures for the HS-748 aircraft. His superlative professional acumen and flying skills have served as a template for his successor. He has served in flying training establishments as a Flight Commander and as a Chief Flying Instructor. The exacting standards that he demanded and extracted from the trainees have stood them in good stead in their professional lives.

The squadron presently commanded by Gp Capt Biswas undertakes the onerous task of maintaining lifeline between the Indian mainland and Andaman and Nicobar islands, with the aircraft operating close to the limits of their endurance and performance. Under close supervision of Gp Capt Biswas, the allotted task has been achieved and, more often than not, surpassed, with all commitments being flown safely, smoothly and with enviable efficiency. The Officer has displayed sterling qualities of leadership, initiative and motivational abilities of an exceptionally high order. Under his stewardship, the squadron was adjudged the "Best Transport Combat Squadron" for the year 2000-2001.

For exceptional devotion to duty, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Group Captain Rana Biswas.

Unit : 11 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd March 2003 - No.43-Pres/2003 dated 26th January 2003
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