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Air Vice Marshal Ved Prakash Kala

Service No & Branch 6340 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Transport| Bomber
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 19 Dec 1961 Course: 80 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Apr 1997 Nick Name :
Qualifications Held : Instructor Rating: A1
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 19 Dec 1962Flt Lt : 19 Dec 1966Wg Cdr : 01 Mar 1980Gp Capt : 30 Nov 1984
Air Cmde : 01 Feb 1989Acting AVM : 25 Oct 1993AVM : 01 Oct 1993
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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

21 Jun 1965 - 10 Feb 1966Flt LtNo.103 FlightGuwahati Officer in Charge
01 Jan 1967 - 01 Jan 1969Flt LtFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
- 01 Dec 1973Sqn LdrEmpire Test Pilots School, UKFarnborough Test Pilot Course 32nd Course
01 Jul 1977 - 01 Oct 1979Wg CdrAir Force Test Pilots SchoolBangalore Officer Commanding
28 Oct 1980 - 04 Jun 1982Wg CdrNo.35 SquadronBareilly Commanding Officer
25 Oct 1984 - 18 Aug 1985Gp Capt19 WingBorjhar (Guwahati) Station Commander
19 Aug 1985 - 16 Jan 1987Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Air Induct)
11 Jan 1988 - 12 Feb 1989Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Operations ,Information & Electronic Warfare)
01 May 1992 - 24 Oct 1993Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi JDPO A
25 Oct 1993 - 31 Jan 1996AVMMaintenance CommandNagpur Senior Air & Administration Staff Officer
01 Feb 1996 - 30 Apr 1997AVMSouthern Air CommandTrivandrum Senior Air Staff Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Fg OffrVed Prakash Kala6340 GD(P)Award Date Announced 01 Jan 1967
Details :

Fg. Offir. Ved Prakash Kala has been engaged in transport support operation in the eastern sector since December 1961. In early 1963, he was assigned the task of carrying out reconnaissance for dropping zones in the mountainous terrain in Joshimath and Badrinath areas. He carried out the task successfully. He has always volunteered for difficult and dangerous missions and has been able to operate under adverse weather conditions, flying over 130 hours per month even during the rainy season.

Throughout, Fg. Offir. Kala displayed professional skill, courage and devotion to duty.

Unit : 49 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th January, 1967- No.102 - Pres/66 dated 31st December 1966
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