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Air Commodore Kamla Prasad Sharma

Service No & Branch 5939 AE(M) (Orig: ENG)
Date of Birth: 30 Jul 1935 Commissioned: 20 Jun 1960 Course: 17 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jul 1990
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 06 Sep 1965Wg Cdr : 01 Feb 1980Acting Gp Capt : 01 Dec 1983Gp Capt : 19 Oct 1984
Air Cmde : 01 Jan 1989
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Air Cmde
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

17 Aug 1988 - 31 Jul 1990Air Cmde11 Base Repair DepotOjhar Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Bar to Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrKamla Prasad Sharma5939 AE(M)Award Date 26 Jan 1981Announced 26 Jan 1981
Details :

Wing Commander Kamla Prasad Sharma was commissioned in the Engineering Branch of the Indian Air Force on 20 Jun 60. He is serving as Chief Engineering Officer of a Wing since Aug 77. With his superb dedication to duty, professional wizardry, managerial skill, leadership, organizing efficiency and relentless efforts he has elevated the station technical and maintenance services standard to an exceptional level.

His unceasing efforts, application of his high professional knowledge, practical guidance and farsighted planning have achieved and maintained high standards of serviceability of a large fleet of three MiG-21, one Chetak and one Cheetah helicopter Squadrons together with high serviceability state of support services and maintenance facilities. Wing Commander Sharma on his arrival organized an efficient, modern and unparalleled Maintenance Control Center which any station will be proud of. Wing Commander Sharma with his diligent and unflagging efforts has not only set up a modern MTR&S and brought up the serviceability of MT Fleet from 58% to 95% in 1979 but also has retrieved and refurbished 24 vehicles including 10 three ton cranes, crash tender, 4 bowsers, 5mm van and a tractor, which were Class V and were to be back loaded, to Class 1 state in a matter of 1½ years, a feat which saved exchequer dozens of lakhs.

With the same gusto, hard work and cheerfulness, he has set up MiG-21 MF as an ideal training institution within a record time. Under his able guidance, extremely high technical standards have been established, regular follow up of technical training of all tradesmen maintained thereby high main tenance safety record in every field has been achieved.

With his selfless dedication, extraordinary display of managerial acumen, professional ingenuity, hard work and leadership qualities he has rendered distinguished service of a high order. For this Rashtrapati is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Wing Commander Kamla Prasad Sharma.

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Reference : GoI19810126
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