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Group Captain Alok Chaudhry

Service No & Branch 18271 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 07 Jun 1986 Course: 137 Course
Service End: Retired on 29 Feb 2016 Voluntary Retirement
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 07 Jun 1997Wg Cdr : 05 May 2003Gp Capt : 03 Nov 2008
Training and Other Courses Attended
68 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 1985
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

28 May 1999 - Sqn LdrNo.17 SquadronBhatinda Flight Commander
28 Jul 2003 - 27 Jun 2005Wg CdrNo.17 SquadronBhatinda Commanding Officer
05 May 2008 - 14 Jun 2009Gp Capt1 WingSrinagar Chief Operations Officer
15 Jun 2009 - 22 May 2011Gp Capt230 Signal UnitAmritsar Station Commander
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrAlok Chaudhry18271 F(P)Award Date Announced 15 Aug 1999
Details :

Squadron Leader A Choudhary (18271-A) Flying (Pilot) is on the posted strength of a Fighter Squadron. He took over as Flight Commander during Operation 'SAFED SAGAR' after Sqn Ldr A Ahuja was killed in action. Under his able guidance and supervision, the Squadron attained a high standard of professionalism and operational efficiency. His foresight and planning enabled the Squadron to operate at two bases. The air craft and airmen were staggered such that prolonged deployment at Op locations did not affect operational efficiency and the Squadron achieved 100% serviceability. Dur ing operations as the Squadron Pilot Attack Instructor, he was responsible for the calculation of level release parameters for bombs at various altitudes. His accuracy in doing the same and meticulous briefings resulted in the Squadron achieving a high proportion of direct hits on the various targets allotted. Leading from the front, he was actively involved in day as well as low altitude night bombing. He co­ordinated opera tional, administrative and technical aspects facilitating the Squadron to undertake the various roles it was tasked for.

For his hard work, inspirational leadership and exceptional devotion to duty, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Squadron Leader A Choudhary.

Unit : 17 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 11th March 2000 - No.27-Pres/2000 dated 15th August 2000
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