|Service No & Branch||2839 LGS (Orig : A&SD until 3 oct 54)|
|Date of Birth: 23 Feb 1920||Commissioned: 11 Feb 1944||Course:|
|Service End:||Retired on 28 Feb 1975|
|Qualifications Held :|
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|- 09 Jul 1958||Wg Cdr||3 Equipment Depot||Avadi||Station Commander|
|10 Jul 1958 -||Wg Cdr||Air Head Quarters||Delhi|
|28 Jul 1961 - 18 Jul 1966||Wg Cdr||25 Equipment Depot||Devlali||Station Commander|
|05 Mar 1973 - 24 Sep 1973||Air Cmde||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Director (Maintenance Administration)|
|25 Sep 1973 - 28 Feb 1975||AVM||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||ACAS (Logistics and Maint|
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|Ati Vishist Seva Medal|
|AVM||Prasanta Chitta Santra||2839 AEM||Award Date 26 Jan 1974||Announced 26 Jan 1974|
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Air Vice Marshal Prasanta Chitta Santra (2809) was commissioned In the Administrative Branch of the Indian Air Force In February, 1944 and was transferred to the Logistics Branch In October, 1954. During his service of over 29 years he has had varied and valuable experience in, the administrative and logistics fields, and has held a variety of responsible appointments.
In his assignment as the Officer Commanding a major Equipment Depot in its formative stages, (then) Group Captain Santra showed outstanding leadership and professional ability in getting and, organising the Depot on sound lines, for which he was commended by the Chief of the Air Staff.
In 1968, Air Vice Marshal Santra was appointed Deputy Director General, Indian Supply Mission, London. In this capacity he was responsible for procurement of supplies for the Defence Services. By his painstaking efforts and tactfulness he developed excellent and cordial relations with various organisations of the United Kingdom and was able to make a positive contribution to the procurement of critically required spares and materials for the Defense Services.
On his return to India In February, 1973 Air Vice Marshal Santra was appointed Director of Maintenance Administration. In September, 1973 he was appointed Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Logistics and Management). In both these appointments he has displayed remarkable acumen for staff work and because of his indefatigable efforts, devotion to duty, foresight and tact, he has been Instrumental in successfully tackling several logistics and management problems,
Throughout his career, Air Vice Marshal Prasanta Chitta Santra has rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.
|Reference : GoI19740126|