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Air Vice Marshal Divakar Paul Upot

Service No & Branch 15544 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 30 Dec 1978 Course: 122 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 2014 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 30 Dec 1989Wg Cdr : 03 Jul 1995Gp Capt : 11 Oct 2002Air Cmde : 01 Sep 2007
AVM : 14 Jun 2010
Training and Other Courses Attended
53 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 197730 LDMC (Wg Cdr) - 31 Mar 2000
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

15 Apr 1997 - 09 Jun 1999Wg CdrNo.28 SquadronPune Commanding Officer
01 May 2003 - 01 Jan 2005Gp Capt8 WingAdampur Chief Operations Officer
06 Jun 2007 - 07 Jun 2009Air Cmde15 WingBareilly Air Officer Commanding
08 Jun 2009 - 13 Jun 2010Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Principal Director (Air Staff Inspection)
15 Jun 2010 - 02 May 2011AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Inspection
03 May 2011 - 30 Nov 2014AVMCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Commandant
01 Dec 2011 - No.28 Squadron Commodore Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptDivakar Paul Upot15544 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2007Announced 26 Jan 2007
Details :

Group Captain Divakar Paul Upot (15544) F (P) was commissioned as a pilot in the Flying Branch on 30 Dec 78. He has held the appointments of the CO of a fighter squadron, Directing Staff at TACDE and College of Air Warfare and the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of a premier flying base. The officer is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy. He did his post graduation in Military Studies from the College of Defence Management.

As COO of Air Force Station Adampur, the officer earned a reputation for himself for his proactive approach and vision. He worked tirelessly to provide a safe flying environment with improved quality of flying and handled numerous Air exercises professionally that kept the combat units at the base in a high state of operational readiness. This resulted in the station being declared as the Best Operational Wing for two consecutive years.

Gp Capt Upot was specially selected to serve as Staff Officer to the Chief of the Air Staff in Jan 05. As Staff Officer, he was instrumental in meticulous planning of the daily programme/appointments of the CAS, visits within and outside the country, preparation of visit reports, speeches, addresses and various other activities that ensured smooth functioning of the Secretariat. His professional competence and managerial skill was at work in the secretariat as not only he himself worked relentlessly to perfection but guided other Staff Officers and Staff to follow his footsteps.

For his distinguished service of a high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Divakar Paul Upot.

Unit : AHQ
Reference : GoI20070126
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