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Air Commodore Prabir Chakraborty

Service No & Branch 15632 AE(L)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 01 Jan 1979 Course: 15 AEC Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jan 2014 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Acting Gp Capt : 01 Aug 2006Gp Capt : 09 Jun 2005Acting Air Cmde : 01 Feb 2011Air Cmde : 19 Apr 2010
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptPrabir Chakraborty15632 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 2007Announced 26 Jan 2007
Details :

Group Captain Prabir Chakraborty (15632) AE (L) was commissioned on 01 Jan 79 in the Engineering Branch of IAF. In the 27 years of distinguished service, he has held several important assignments that include Senior Technical Officer at Institute of Aviation Medicine and Command ADGES Maintenance Officer at HQ Maintenance Command before taking over as Director ADGES (Radar) at Air HQ.

The officer is trained on THD-1955 Radars, which is the backbone of Air Defence in the IAF. He has been intensively involved during the installation of three THD radars and has had extensive tenures in THD Radar units in various capacities. His professional acumen combined with vast knowledge, hands-onexperience and competence has resulted in betterment of the THD systems in the IAF.

Major overhaul and upgradation of THD1955 is a highly skill oriented and intricate technical activity demanding extensive coordination, monitoring and correction. The activity used to be completed in a period of 6-8 months. During Sep 05, the officer, drawing upon his skills and expertise, evolved an ambitious plan of carrying out overhaul of these radars and their upgradation together in an integrated manner. By utilising appropriate management and production techniques, he was able to get the task completed in just three months, thus preparing a new template for such an activity. This not only increased the radar availability in the IAF but also resulted in significant saving of manpower. His singular skills and expertise have resolved numerous technical snags in the system. His experience in the system has also led to avoiding over-provisioning, which would have led to unnecessary expenditure and non-moving stocks.

The officer is a thorough professional, highly motivated and has tremendous ability to impart knowledge to others. He is a good organiser and has organised numerous workshops on the system for enhancing field-level knowledge and skill. He has repeatedly exhibited singularly laudable performance, which has enhanced Air Defence capabilities of IAF.

For his distinguished service of high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Prabir Chakraborty.

Unit : AHQ
Reference : GoI20070126
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