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Wing Commander Amit Chowdhury

Service No & Branch 16885 LGS

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Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 11 Jun 1982 Course: 70 GDOC Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Oct 2006
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 11 Jun 1993Wg Cdr : 01 Jan 2004
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrAmit Chowdhury16885 LGSAward Date 26 Jan 2006Announced 26 Jan 2006
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Wg Cdr Chowdhury was the Leader of the first ever 1AF expedition to Mt Everest in April-May 2005. He played a pivotal role in not just leading the expedition but also in its very conceptualization. He took the initiative in 2002 and led a series of four preparatory expeditions to a height of 7757 metres. During these expeditions, he personally trained the mountaineers, passing on the knowledge of his accumulated experience to the fledgling mountaineers. He was the driving force behind the whole team and an excellent organiser. Extremely meticulous till the minutest detail, he handled every aspect right till the implementation of summit route plan with utmost care. He stayed for over a month above an altitude of 6400 metres to ensure the team's success. Despite conditions of extreme altitude and cold, his unrelenting ability to take prompt decisions, his constant motivation, encouragement and determination was an immaculate example of leadership which resulted in history being created for the IAF when the flag was proudly planted atop the Everest.

For his exemplary efforts, outstanding leadership, determination in spearheading the first ever IAF team to Mt Everest and distinguished services, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Wing Commander Amit Chowdhury.

Unit : AHQ
Reference : GoI20060126

Additional Notes

Remarks: By Dalbir Virdi Note added: 2017-11-16
Wg Cdr Amit Chowdhury was awarded "Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award" in 2014. This Award is at par with Arjuna Award and is bestowed by President of India.

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