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Wing Commander Inder Mohan Chopra

Service No & Branch 4089 GD(P)
Date of Birth: 03 May 1932 Commissioned: 16 Jun 1951 Course: 55 Course
Service End: Retired on 04 Jul 1971 Voluntary Retirement Died on 30 Mar 2015 (83 Years age)
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 16 Jun 1952Sqn Ldr : 16 Jun 1962Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1967
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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

- 01 Dec 1957Flt LtEmpire Test Pilots School, UKFarnborough Test Pilot Course 16th Course
01 Jan 1955 - 01 Jan 1957Flt LtFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
27 Jun 1958 - 14 Sep 1958Flt LtAir Head QuartersDelhi 
15 Sep 1958 - Flt Lt1 Base Repair Depot 
19 Sep 1969 - 25 Jun 1970Wg CdrNo.9 SquadronAmbala Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrInder Mohan Chopra4089 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Wing Commander Inder Mohan Chopra was commissioned in Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force in June, 1951. After serving in several squadrons he was given training as a Flying Instructor, and served in that capacity at a flying training unit. He has also commanded an operational Squadron. After receiving training as a Test Pilot he served with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited as a Test Pilot from January, 1961 to June, 1966 and again from July, 1970 to July, 1971. He was also on deputation to Egyptian General Aero Organisation, United Arab Republic from June, 1966 to September, 1969.

During his tenure with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited he was actively engaged in the development and flight testing of HF­24 and Kiran aircraft in different phases of production. His personal contribution towards the development of these aircraft is of an outstanding nature. He undertook 452 flights comprising 352 hours of prototype testing of these aircraft. He has volunteered and successfully completed most difficult and challenging assignments and set an inspiring example to aviators engaged on test flights.

Wing Commander Inder Mohan Chopra has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19720126

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
05 Apr 1952Spitfire XVIIIHS-679Plt Offr Inder Mohan Chopra
14 SqnBO Jamnagar coast -

Articles from Main Site

HAL and the Indian Aviation Industry by Wg Cdr I M Chopra (Retd) -

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