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Squadron Leader Pramod Chandra Chopra

Service No & Branch 5194 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: Commissioned: 25 Aug 1956 Course: 69 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 1976 Voluntary Retirement Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks : 4 (58) 1 (64) 8 (65) VrC (65) 11 (71) 2 (75)
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 25 Aug 1961
Training and Other Courses Attended
26 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 21 Nov 1970
Badges Qualified
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Flt Lt
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrPramod Chandra Chopra5194 GD(P)Award Date 11 Sep 1965Announced 01 Jan 1966
Details :

During the recent operations against Pakistan, Flight Lieutenant Pramod Chandra Chopra carried out 14 operational missions and displayed commendable enthusiasm in hunting for the enemy in the sky.

On 11th September, 1965, Flight Lieutenant Chopra flew as No. 3 in a four aircraft formation of Mystere on a ground attack strike mission. The formation encountered heavy and concentrated enemy ground fire. Defying the barrage of antiaircraft fire, Flight Lieutenant Pramod Chandra Chopra pressed home his attack and destroyed two enemy tanks in addition to several gun emplacements and vehicles.

His courage and determination, which inspired other pilots, were in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force.

Unit : 8 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 12th February 1966 - No.15 - Pres/66 dated 1st January 1966

Articles from Main Site

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69th Pilots Course and 4 Squadron AF by Sqn Ldr P C Chopra VrC -
101 Squadron and COO Hashimara by Sqn Ldr P C Chopra VrC -

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