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Group Captain Ajit Kumar Choudhury

Service No & Branch 5063 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 14 Jan 1956 Course: 67 Course Entry Mode : JSW
Service End:
Qualifications Held :
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1976Acting Gp Capt : 31 Dec 1981Gp Capt : 01 Sep 1982
Training and Other Courses Attended
8 JSW (Cadet) - 01 Jun 1954
Badges Qualified
 
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Sqn Ldr
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

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 May 1973 - 01 Aug 1974Sqn LdrNo.24 SquadronTezpur/ Hashimara Flight Commander
07 Jan 1975 - 05 Mar 1976Wg CdrNo.22 SquadronHashimara Commanding Officer
01 May 1977 - 01 Dec 1981Gp CaptHimalayan Mountaineering InstituteDelhi Principal
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrAjit Kumar Choudhury5063 GD(P)Award Date 16 May 1968Announced 26 Jan 1969
Details :

Squadron Leader Ajit Kumar Choudhury has been serving with Fighter Training Wing since November 1965. As a Flying Instructor, he has flown a total of 2,000 hours. On 16th May 1968, he was authorised to carry out general flying and aerobatics sorties on a Vampire aircraft with a pupil pilot. At the end of the sortie after carrying out a roller take off, he heard a loud thud and noticed the R.P.M. winding down with the complete loss of power in the engine. The aircraft had gained only 300 feet of height and was flying at 170 knots. Squadron Leader Choudhury took immediate action to gain height. With exceptional skill and cool courage, he landed the aircraft safely.

Unit : FTW
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th April 1969 : No.18 - Pres/69 dated 26th January 1969
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