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Air Marshal Dilip Kumar Patnaik receives Ati Vishisht Seva Medal

22/11/2021 at 2:22 PM

Bhubaneswar, Nov 22: Air Marshal Dilip Kumar Patnaik from Odisha received Ati Vishisht Seva Medal from President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi today for distinguished service of an exceptional order.

Air Marshal Dilip Patnaik was appointed as the Air Officer Commanding in Chief of Eastern Air Command. He is the first Odia Air Marshal to have been elevated to the prestigious position in Indian Air Force Service.

Worth mentioning, Patnaik was conferred with the Vayu Sena Medal for gallantry during Kargil Operations in 1999.

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