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Air Marshal Parduman Krishan Puri

Service No & Branch 4397 F(N)
Date of Birth: 01 Jul 1931 Commissioned: 17 Jan 1953 Course: 6 NAV Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Jun 1989 Superannuated Died on 27 Jul 2016 (85 Years age)
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 17 Jan 1954Sqn Ldr : 17 Jan 1964Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1970Acting Gp Capt : 04 Aug 1975
Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1976Acting Air Cmde : 22 Nov 1978Air Cmde : 29 Aug 1979AVM : 26 Jan 1984
Air Marshal : 01 Aug 1986
Training and Other Courses Attended
22 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 31 Mar 19672 LDMC (Wg Cdr) - 01 Dec 197218 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1978
Badges Qualified
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Air Cmde
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

22 Nov 1978 - 30 Nov 1980Air CmdeMaintenance CommandNagpur Senior Air & Administration Staff Officer
10 Dec 1980 - 30 Dec 1983Air CmdeInstitute of Defence ManagementSecunderabad Director
02 Jan 1984 - 30 Jan 1986AVMNational Defence CollegeDelhi Senior Directing Staff (Air)
01 Jul 1986 - 31 Aug 1988Air MarshalNational Defence CollegeDelhi Commandant
01 Sep 1988 - 30 Jun 1989Air MarshalAir Head QuartersDelhi Air Officer-in-Charge Personnel
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrParduman Krishan Puri4397 GD(N)Award Date 26 Jan 1976Announced 26 Jan 1976
Details :

Wing Commander (now Gp Capt) Puri during the early years of his service participated extensively in supply dropping missions in NEFA and Nagaland. Thereafter, he did a Night Fighter Course abroad and served in Night Air Defence Role in two operational squadrons. During his tenure as Staff Officer (Air) in the Cabinet Secretariat (Military Wing), he has distinguished himself in rendering excellent staff work for the conduct and deliberation of various committees of Higher Defence Organisation. He has written a number of papers on strategic issues, defence production and personnel problems in the Air Force.

Unit : Cabinet Sectt
Reference : GoI19760126
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalParduman Krishan Puri4397 F(N)Award Date 26 Jan 1987Announced 26 Jan 1987
Details :

Air Marshal Parduman Krishan Puri was commissioned in the Flying (Navigation) Branch of the Indian Air Force in January 1953.

Air Marshal Puri joined National Defence College as Senior Directing Staff (Air) in January 1984. He has acquired deep knowledge of India's strategic environment, and appreciation of the geo­political factors. His most significant contribution has been in the areas of Science and Technology, Long Range Defence Planning and in the study of Economics of Indian Defence. His conceptual ability and inquisitive mind have enormously helped in enhancing the body of knowledge in these areas and in elevating the level of studies to a very high standard.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19870126
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