Vishist Seva Medal Awardee List for the 47 SU


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Vishist Seva Medal
Wg Cdr Prabhat Kumar Sinha 14380 ADM/FCUnit : 47 Signal Unit  Award Date 26 Jan 02 Announced 26 Jan 02
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Wing Commander Prabhat Kumar Sinha (14380) Adm/FC was commissioned on 23 Jan 76 as an Admin Fighter Controller. He has held many important appointments such as, directing staff in the Air Defence College, commanding officer of an ST-68 Transportable Radar Unit and TRS 2215 Signal unit at Air Force Suratgarh, Chief Operations Officer at Air Force Station, Ayanagar and Air Force Station Vadsar. As directing staff at Air Defence College, he was awarded a commendation by Chief of Air Staff in Aug 87. As, commanding officer of the TRU he was instrumental in Controlling and Reporting Centre (CRC) development under HQ Western Air Command, and in designing the mobile twin cabin ops room for the CRC. He has topped in the 01 Master Fighter Controllers course, has completed Defence Services Staff Course with first class and his performance in chief administrative course was praiseworthy.

Since Wg Cdr Sinha's arrival, the ops section and unit has undergone a sea change in terms of operational regular liaison with Flying Squadrons. Unit has done 414 Practice Interceptions (PIs) in the year 2000 while in the years 97, 98 and 99 total PIs done were 25, 87 and 126 respectively. Wg Cdr Sinha has ensured that 47 SU, AF is brought in the list of Units from where fighter controllers have upgraded their category. Since 1997 no fighter controller had upgraded professional category at this unit. Wg Cdr Sinha's untiring effort and training, motivation of young fighter controllers has ensured that four fighter controllers of this unit have upgraded their professional category from 'Cee' to 'Bee' in the year 2000-01. He ensures that theoretical and practical training along with on the job training continues without any break. This in turn ensures a high operational preparedness.

During the earthquake in Gujarat, where Bhuj was badly affected, Wg Cdr Sinha as Officiating Commanding Officer of Air Force Station Vadsar, ensured that all possible help was rendered to the people affected by the natural calamity. He ensured that food and clothing items were made available to the needy in record time. He got all the men and ladies together in order to prepare food and donate clothes for victims, and sent it to Bhuj. Every day, 3000 to 4000 food packets were sent to Bhuj under his personal supervision from this station.

For distinguished service of a high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Wing Commander Prabhat Kumar Sinha.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 2002 Number: 

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