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Air Commodore Sunil Kumar

Service No & Branch 17713 F(P) Stream :Helicopters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 21 Dec 1984 Course: 134 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Jun 2020 Superannuated Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 21 Dec 1995Wg Cdr : 14 May 2001Gp Capt : 01 Jan 2008Air Cmde : 30 Dec 2010
Training and Other Courses Attended
2 HDMC (Gp Capt) - 31 Mar 2007
Badges Qualified
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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

- 23 Apr 1990Flt LtNo.114 Helicopter Unit Squadron Pilot
18 Jun 2001 - 26 Jun 2003Wg CdrNo.104 Helicopter SquadronSuratgarh Commanding Officer
01 Aug 2003 - 12 Aug 2004Wg CdrMi-25 Helicopter SquadronCongo Commanding Officer
29 Mar 2008 - 28 Jun 2009Gp CaptNo.104 Helicopter SquadronSuratgarh Commanding Officer
30 Jun 2009 - 23 Aug 2010Gp Capt6 Tactical Air CenterSrinagar Commanding Officer
- Air CmdeJammu & KashmirUdhampur Senior Air Staff Officer
01 Oct 2015 - 16 Jul 2017Air Cmde43 WingSulur (Coimbatore) Air Officer Commanding
31 Jul 2017 - Air CmdeHQ NCCDelhi Deputy Director General (Planning & Coordination)
22 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2020No.104 Helicopter Squadron Commodore Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Yudh Seva Medal
Wg CdrSunil Kumar17713 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2005Announced 26 Jan 2005
Details :

Wing Commander Sunil Kumar (17713) Flying (Pilot) is the Commanding Officer of IAF Squadron 2003, part of the Indian Air Force Contingent in Congo since 01 Aug 2003.

A firm believer in leading by example, he has always been at the forefront, be it in Goma or in Bunia. It was Wg Cdr Sunil Kumar, whose first shots from Mi-25 in the Congo firmly established the hold of MONUC in Congo. The much abused town of Bunia was in danger of falling into chaos in the early days of MONUC. Hundreds of militia were moving towards the town. A few well placed shots by Wg Cdr Sunil Kumar demonstrated the strength of MONUC's will, and the entire province returned to peace.

He has participated in several challenging missions, wherein he had to open fire on hostile militia. Time and again, without concern for his personal safety, he has engaged or deterred the militia. In the process, he has also managed to save valuable UN lives as well as property. As a Commanding Officer he has also been an inspiration of the highest order to both his aircrew as well as the rank and file of the Mi-25 Sqn. The recent restoration of peace in Ituri region is attributed by MONUC to relentless combat operations of Mi-25 detachment at Bunia under the guidance of Wg Cdr S Kumar. It is a testimony to his leadership and managerial skills that in spite of operating from two different locations, 400 km apart, the Squadron has performed exceedingly well and is always held in high esteem by the MONUC. Such may not have been the case without the hard work, dedication and omnipresence of Wg Cdr S Kumar.

For his motivating, efficient and result oriented leadership, which has helped to establish the Mi-25 Sqn as the most potent combat force of MONUC, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Yudh Seva Medal' to Wing Commander Sunil Kumar.

Unit : MONUC
Reference : GoI20050126
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeSunil Kumar17713 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2015Announced 26 Jan 2015
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