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Air Commodore Saktimay Ray Chaudhuri

Service No & Branch 4046 AE(M)

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Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 02 Jan 1951 Course: 4 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jul 1982
Qualifications Held :
Remarks : Permanently Seconded to DRDO
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 02 Jan 1952Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1970Acting Gp Capt : 21 Jul 1975Gp Capt : 31 Mar 1980
Acting Air Cmde : 16 May 1981
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Mention in Despatches
Wg CdrSaktimay Ray Chaudhuri4046 AEMAward Date Announced 23 Jun 1972
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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Reference : Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrSaktimay Ray Chaudhuri4046 AE(M)Award Date 26 Jan 1974Announced 26 Jan 1974
Details :

Wing Commander Sakitmay Ray Chaudhri (4046) was commissioned in the Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) Branch of the Indian Air Force in January, 1951. He has acquitted himself in admirable manner in various units and staff appointments.

In March, 1972, he was appointed as a Deputy Director in the Directorate of Armament and Safety Equipment. In this capacity he was responsible for progressing the indigenous development of Armament and Explosive stores and development of modifications to improve the striking power of aircraft. He undertook the task of evolving a modification for carrying and firing of high caliber rockets designed in one country to an aircraft designed in another called for a detailed and careful study of the two systems and design of a suitable launcher adopter. He applied himself to the task with zeal and determination and evolved a modification in a short time.

Wing Commander Chaudhuri also undertook a study on the possibility of firing at extended ranges. This called for painstaking and time-consuming study, for long hours, of available literature on various types of rockets used by various countries, their performance characteristics and test results. As a result of this study, trials were arranged to establish increased firing ranges. These trials have been completed with success.

Wing Commander Sakitmay Ray Chaudhri is awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal for selfless devotion to duty and exceptional technical ability.

Unit : AHQ
Reference : GoI19740126No32
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