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Group Captain Om Prakash Kukreja

Service No & Branch 4394 F(N) (Orig: GD(N))
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 17 Jan 1953 Course: 6 NAV Course
Service End: Retired on 06 Sep 1987 TBD Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 17 Jan 1954Flt Lt : 17 Jan 1958Sqn Ldr : 17 Jan 1964Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1970
Acting Gp Capt : 30 Aug 1976Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1976
Training and Other Courses Attended
1 JSW (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1950
Badges Qualified
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Flt Lt

Gp Capt
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 Jan 1958 - 31 Dec 1961Flt LtNo.10 SquadronPalam Squadron Navigator
30 Aug 1976 - 25 Mar 1979Gp Capt2 Tactical Air CenterBareilly Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrOm Prakash Kukreja4394 F(N)Award Date 22 Jun 1972Announced 22 Jun 1972
Details :

Wing Commander Om Parkash Kukreja was commissioned in the Flying (Navigator) Branch of the Indian Air Force in January, 1953. During his early period of service career, he attended Air Interception Course in the United Kingdom. After completing this course, he served as a Navigator in a Night Fighter Squadron. Later, he served as a Navigation Instructor in the Air Force Flying College and as Flight Commander of a transport Squadron. He has successfully completed the School of Land/Air Warfare Course, Ad hoc Navigation Instructors Course and Interviewing Officers Course. At present he is serving as Deputy Director Operations Room at Air Headquarters.

His Zeal, organising ability and devotion to duty have been instrumental in streamlining the set-up the Operations Room. During the Indo-Pak operations in December, 1971, he put himself on the roster with other Officers in addition to being overall incharge of the Operations Room and worked long hours untiring. He was responsible for giving comprehensive and detailed briefing to the Chief of the Air Staff and the Principe Staff Officers every morning during the operations. During this period, he handled many intricate problems with remarkable efficiency.

Wing Commander Om Parkash Kukreja displayed leadership, professional skill and devotion to duty and has rendered distinguished service of a high order. He is awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal.

Unit : AHQ
Reference : GoI19720622No85
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