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Air Vice Marshal Debabrata Choudhury

Service No & Branch 4759 ADM (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 17 Jul 1954 Course: 63 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 May 1990 Superannuated Flying Hours : 400 Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 02 Jun 1957Flt Lt : 02 Jun 1961Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1976Acting Gp Capt : 03 Nov 1980
Gp Capt : 04 Nov 1980Air Cmde : 19 Dec 1984AVM : 29 Jul 1986
Training and Other Courses Attended
5 JSW (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1952
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

03 Nov 1980 - 27 Dec 1983Gp Capt Command Air Defence Officer
03 Dec 1983 - 25 Nov 1984Gp Capt23 Equipment DepotAvadi Station Commander
26 Nov 1984 - 25 Apr 1986Air Cmde23 Equipment DepotAvadi Air Officer Commanding
01 May 1986 - 31 Oct 1988AVMWestern Air CommandDelhi Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
01 Nov 1988 - 31 May 1990AVMEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMDebabrata Choudhury4759 ADMAward Date 26 Jan 1988Announced 26 Jan 1988
Details :

Air Vice Marshal Debabrata Choudhury was commissioned in the Indian Air Force on 2 June 1955. During his long career in the Air Force, he has held a variety of appointments with distinction. These include appointment of Air Officer Commanding of a big Equipment Depot. Since 01 May 1986 he is holding the appointment of Senior Officer-in-Charge Administration of a major operational command.

As Senior Officer-in-Charge Administration Western Air Command for over a year, AVM * Rank erronusly mentioned in the Gazette as Air Marshal Choudhury has contributed significantly to the enhancement of quality of life of personnel at WAC by executing a number of work­services and welfare measures. His contribution to the operational preparedness has been equally significant. Through remarkable understanding of operational needs, coupled with high administrative acumen, Air Vice Marshal Choudhury has initiated a large number of measures to provide the necessary infrastructure for enhanced level of operational preparedness.

During recent alert and for a number of major exercises Air Vice Marshal Choudhury personally made sure that administrative support for all operational requirements was provided in time. It is because of his untiring efforts, detailed planning and quick reactions that the Command was able to absorb large scale induction of manpower at extremely short notice, as per operational dictates. The smooth and timely induction greatly enhanced the operational potential.

Air Vice Marshal Debabrata Choudhury has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19880126
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