Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Air Vice Marshal Chand Prakash Mehra

Service No & Branch 2469 LGS (Orig: A&SD)
Date of Birth: 20 Sep 1920 Commissioned: 13 Jun 1943 Course:
Service End: Retired on 18 Sep 1975 Superannuated Died on 27 Dec 2009 (89 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 13 Jun 1944Flt Lt : 13 Jun 1949Sqn Ldr : 13 Jun 1956Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1965
Acting Gp Capt : 05 Oct 1969Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1971Acting Air Cmde : 17 Sep 1973Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1975
Acting AVM : 01 Mar 1975
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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

31 Oct 1945 - Fg OffrIndian Air Force Demonstration FlightKohat Admin Fm 1Gp
- 26 Mar 1952Flt LtNo.3 Air Force Academy 
10 Feb 1948 - Flt LtAir Head QuartersDelhi F/L (PS3)
27 Mar 1952 - Flt LtAir Head QuartersDelhi F/L (Photo Ops III)
- 06 Jan 1963Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
22 Apr 1966 - 14 Jan 1968Wg Cdr26 Equipment DepotBengaluru Commanding Officer
01 Mar 1975 - 18 Sep 1975AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Logistics
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeChand Prakash Mehra2469 A&SDAward Date 26 Jan 1974Announced 26 Jan 1974
Details :

Air Commodore Chand Parkash Mehra (2469) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force In June, 1943. During his service of over 30 years he has had varied and valuable experience in the administrative and logistic fields. He has held many important assignments including two in our Diplomatic Missions abroad, the latter being that of Deputy Air Attaché In Moscow.

In his assignment as the Officer Commanding an Equipment Depot, Air Commodore Mehra showed outstanding tact and leadership and established a rapport with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited which resulted in quicker turn round of our aircraft and rotables sent to them for overhaul and repair.

As Deputy Air Attaché, Moscow, Air Commodore Mehra's painstaking efforts and tactfulness, led to the development of excellent and cordial working relations with various organizations of the USSR. He was thus able to make a positive contribution to the procurement of critically required spares and materials and to enhance the operational capability of the Air Force.

On his return to India in November, 1971, he was appointed Joint Director Maintenance at Air Headquarters. In this appointment his main assignment was Data processing. He soon got to grips with the many and varied complicated problems confronting the Air Force in its scheme of computerizing inventory management functions. Through sustained hard work, he speeded up the process of computerisation. He also introduced the programmes for the Reportable Items Control System, thus giving the Air Force much needed management potential for controlling such costly and critical Items. Recently he has been directing a programme for using the computer in progressing outstanding contracts which in its wake will also eliminate the perpetual problem of unlinked invoices. By sheer determination, tenacity and single mindedness of purpose, Air Commodore Mehra has made a definite impact and a most valuable contribution in the field of Computerisation.

Air Commodore Chand Parkash Mehra has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19740126

Additional Notes

Remarks: Quarterly Database Update Note added: 0000-00-00
My father AVM (Retd.) Chand Parkash Mehra, AVSM (2469) passed away on December 27th 2009. His record in the database is erronoeous / incomplete in the following respects: Rank - AVM - not Air Commodore, Branch - he was commissioned into the Admin branch but transferred to Equipment in the late 60's / early seventies when he was posted to our embassy in Moscow to facilitate the flow of equipment. Date of Retirement 18th September 1975. Could you please correct the entry? Many thanks. Pradeep Mehra

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