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Group Captain Prabhu Datt Chopra

Service No & Branch 3497 ENG
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 16 Sep 1947 Course: 0 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 15 Jul 1969
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Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 16 Sep 1953Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1964Acting Gp Capt : 09 May 1967
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

17 Sep 1956 - Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
18 Oct 1965 - Wg CdrHALBangalore 
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptPrabhu Datt Chopra3497 AELAward Date 26 Jan 1973Announced 26 Jan 1973
Details :

Group Captain Prabhu Datt Chopra was commissioned in the Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) Branch of the Indian Air Force in September, 1947. He has been the General Manager of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Kanpur Division, since December 1967. Prior to that date he had served with distinction in various units of the Air Force and also in Hindustan Aeronautics Limited as Factory Manager of the Kanpur Division. When it was decided to manufacture Gnat and subsequently the HS-748 aircraft in the country, he was selected as the technical representative on the Project Team in the United Kingdom. It is to his credit that the manufacture of these two aircraft and the buildup of the Kanpur factory, allied facilities and the smooth transfer of technology was accomplished. During his stewardship, the Kanpur factory has grown from strength to strength. His main contributions have been increased indigenous content and manufacture of hundreds of components from raw materials. He has also brought about a marked improvement in the workers' productivity largely by improved technology and by his personal guidance. He enjoys the confidence of his colleagues and workers. He is one of the outstanding executives of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, possessing qualities, as a manager and technologist, which are worth emulation. By his devotion to duty and personal qualities, he has enriched the profession and helped build the Air Force and Civil Aviation. He has made a signal contribution to the aircraft industry and the Air Force.

Unit : HAL
Reference : GoI19730126
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