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Group Captain Prabhakar Mukundrao Achalkar

Service No & Branch 5403 AE(M) (Orig: ENG)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 20 May 1957 Course: 13 DEO Course
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Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 25 Aug 1962Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1977Acting Gp Capt : 05 Jan 1981Gp Capt : 08 Dec 1981
Training and Other Courses Attended
82 (Flt Lt) - 10 Nov 1962
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

03 Nov 1980 - 27 Jul 1981Gp Capt5 Base Repair DepotSulur Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrPrabhakar Mukundrao Achalkar5403 AE(M)Award Date 26 Jan 1978Announced 26 Jan 1978
Details :

Wing Commander Prabhakar Mukundrao Achalkar was commissioned in the Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) Branch of Indian Air Force on 20 May 1957. He has been working as the Chief Engineering Officer of a Fighter Wing since October 1973. He is a qualified single-engine pilot and has flown over 150 hours on sophisticated helicopters. With unremitting efforts, efficient organization and conduct of the Maintenance Control Centre, he has ensured unhindered flow of aircraft spares. This has resulted in sustaining an average serviceability of 70% on types 77 and 96 aircraft. By his initiative, hard work and professional skill, he has maintained and, wherever necessary, fabricated ground equipment to ensure unfettered flying operations.

Wing Commander Achalkar has worked long hours with determination and has displayed an exceptional devotion to duty, initiative and professional competence. His innovative spirit and dedication, which are in the highest traditions of the Air Force, have contributed to the enhancement of the operational potential of the Wing.

For his distinguished service of a high order, the President is pleased to award Wing Commander Prabhakar Mukundrao Achalkar Vishisht Seva Medal.

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Reference : GoI19780126
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