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Air Marshal Pradeep Padmakar Bapat

Service No & Branch 17227 ADM Stream :Fighter Controller
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 28 May 1983 Course: 72 GDOC Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Dec 2019 Superannuated Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 28 May 1994Wg Cdr : 15 Dec 2004Gp Capt : 03 Nov 2008Air Cmde : 01 Dec 2011
AVM : 01 Aug 2015Air Marshal : 01 Aug 2017
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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

01 Dec 2011 - 21 Dec 2013Air Cmde23 Equipment DepotAvadi Air Officer Commanding
04 Aug 2014 - 31 Jul 2015Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Principal Director (Air Force Works)
01 Aug 2015 - 31 Jul 2017AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Works
01 Aug 2017 - 31 Oct 2018Air MarshalAir Head QuartersDelhi Director General (Works & Ceremonials)
01 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2019Air MarshalPSO: Administration, Air HQDelhi Air Officer-in-Charge Administration
01 Nov 2018 - Air Force Administrative College Commodore Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdePradeep Padmakar Bapat17227 ADMAward Date 26 Jan 2014Announced 26 Jan 2014
Details : Air Commodore Pradeep Kumar Bapat (17227) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force as a fighter controller in the administrative branch on 28 May 83 and served for ten years as a fighter controller. During his service, he has held the appointments of Senior Administrative Officer, Camp Commandant at Air HQ, Chief Administrative Officer at two Air Force Stations and Command Works Officer of an operational command. Presently, he is commanding an Equipment Depot. His administrative acumen has earned him CAS commendation in 1999. He had exhibited his professional competence in providing excellent administrative support for Exercise COPE-INDIA and SYNDEX. He has also participated in joint Air Exercise GOLDEN EAGLE at South Africa. During his tenure at Air HQ, he was singularly responsible for installation of the rain water harvesting system apart from being instrumental in planning the installation of the centralised air conditioning and access control system. He also modernised the conference halls, foyers and planned works services for Paryavaran Bhavan. As Chief Administrative Officer, he paid special attention to the improvement of quality of life. He has displayed a very high order of professionalism in making all the ceremonial, administrative and security arrangements during Honourable President's visit to AF Station Pune to undertake her maiden flight in Sukhoi-30 aircraft. As Command Works Officer, he ensured timely completion of operational projects like land acquisition at Ozhar and Works Services at Phalodi. As Air Officer Commanding of the Equipment Depot, he has effectively worked towards liquidation of non moving stores, cooking of ammunition and clearing of surplus arms occupying large storage. It was because of his good liaison and persistent efforts that the Station has been able evict the encroachers from Cholavaram and secure the IAF land. He has worked towards use of solar power and conservation of rain water to make the green station. His efforts have resulted in the station receiving the trophies for 'Best environmental station' and Best family welfare centre. For distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vishisht Suva Medal to Air Commodore Pradeep Kumar Bapat.
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalPradeep Padmakar Bapat17227 ADMAward Date 26 Jan 2020Announced 26 Jan 2020
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