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Wing Commander Pradeep Wellesly Karvinkop

Service No & Branch 16537 AE(M)
Date of Birth: 15 Oct 1957 Commissioned: 10 Aug 1981 Course: 20 AEC Course
Service End: Retired on 28 Mar 2003 Died on 22 May 2018 (61 Years age)
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Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 2000
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrPradeep Wellesly Karvinkop16537 AE(M)Award Date 26 Jan 2003Announced 26 Jan 2003
Details :

Wing Commander Pradeep Wellesly Karvinkop (16537) AE (M) was commissioned in the IAF on 10 Aug 1981. He is posted as Senior Engineering Officer (SEO) of Air HQ Communication Squadron since 30 Aug 1999.

Wg Cdr Karvinkop has been dynamic AE officer throughout his career in the IAF. His outstanding performance has been his way of life from the beginning as shown by his previous achievements of Commendation by AOC-in-C, WAC in 1991 and by CAS in 1995.

During his tenure as SEO, with systematic planning, close supervision and extraordinary foresight, Wg Cdr Karvinkop ensured a high serviceability state of B-737-200, HS-748 and Mi-8 aircraft held with this squadron. He has ensured close monitoring of spares and training requirements of each trade. The professional skills of Wg Cdr Karvinkop are regularly put to test in the demanding environment of VVIP flights undertaken by this squadron. Under his leadership, the squadron has contributed towards projecting the Indian Air Force as a professional and highly competent force amongst Indian and Foreign dignitaries. His dedicated efforts resulted in improving flight and maintenance safety at this premier squadron. Wg Cdr Karvinkop is an able and effective instructor who constantly updates and trains his subordinates in latest maintenance practices. He is regularly invited for guest lectures at the Institute of Flight Safety and various Technical Type Training (TETTRA) Schools.

The squadron was tasked to convey the Vice President of India to Indonesia and Cambodia. At D'Jalota due to incorrect handling by the ground handling agency the tow bar got jammed in the nose wheel assembly. Using his professional acumen and depth of knowledge, Wg Cdr Karrvinkop got the nose wheel untangled and thus avoided an embarrassment to the IAF and nation.

For distinguished service of high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Wing Commander Pradeep Wellesly Karvinkop.

Unit : AHQ Comm Sqn
Reference : GoI20030126
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