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Air Commodore Deepak Kumar Lahiry

Service No & Branch 18001 AE(M)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 19 Aug 1985 Course: 28 AEC Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Dec 2017 Superannuated
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Jun 2003Gp Capt : 17 Aug 2009Air Cmde : 01 Jul 2016
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrDeepak Kumar Lahiry18001 AE(M)Award Date 26 Jan 2002Announced 26 Jan 2002
Details :

Squadron Leader Dipak Kumar Lahiry (18001) AE (M) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force on 19 Aug 85. He has held many important assignments in the last 15 years. He has performed as the Senior Technical Officer of Air Headquarters Communication Squadron of Mi-8 helicopter flight, technical team leader for Mi-8 helicopters in the 11th Antarctica Expedition and technical officer-in-charge of Mi-8 helicopter operations in 'Op-Pawan'. Presently he is working as the Senior Production Engineer of TV-2 aeroengine overhaul line.

The officer's professionalism was translated into a record overhauling of 25 engines during 2000-2001 in the TV-2 line. He has the distinction of overhauling the first AG series engine and chrome build up on costly components. His dedicated efforts to identify the source of defect and eliminate the same have reduced premature withdrawal of TV-2 aeroengines due to static oil leak. His personal involvement in assembling the TV-2 aero-engines, where parts coated with indigenously developed VK-2 glue were used, has resulted in trouble free operation of the engine of the test bed till date.

Sqn Ldr Lahiry's initiative to design and develop a trolley to convey the main gearboxes of Mi-8/Mi-17 helicopter in the horizontal position, facilitated its shipment by AN-32 aircraft instead of IL-76. Further fabrication of 269 special tools and testers for VR-14 gearbox has helped enhance the production. This was a cost of mere Rs. 1.09 crores compared to Rs. 7.40 crores of import. This has resulted in considerable savings on account of foreign exchange, while reduced IL-76 flying effort helped saving exchequer's money.

He is highly professional, creative and highly service oriented. He exudes zeal for innovation and modernisation. For his distinguished service of a high order, exceptional professional knowledge and devotion to duty, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Squadron Leader Dipak Kumar Lahiry.

Unit : 3 BRD
Reference : GoI20020126
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