During the Indo-Pak operations in December, 1971, and the period preceding the same, the requirement in the field of photo interpretation had increased many folds. Under the circumstances Wing Commander Chaudhuri did not allow himself to be handicapped by the limited staff available to him and on the contrary organized his section to a closely knit, hard working and efficient team. Working continuously day and night on many occasions, he and his staff had always been able to complete all tasks assigned to him in time and achieve a high degree of accuracy in the Photo Interpretation work. The valuable information produced by him out of photo interpretation, was usefully utilized and contributed towards the successful planning and execution of many operations.
Wing Commander Prasanta Kumar Chaudhuri (3676) Administrative displayed leadership and devotion to duty and has rendered distinguished service of a high order. He is awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal.