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Air Vice Marshal Kalathil Payan Sreekanth

Service No 10508 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 11 Jan 1946
Date Commissioned 29 Oct 1966 Course 96 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Jan 2004
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Gp Capt : 06 Jan 1990Air Cmde : 01 Feb 1996Acting AVM : 16 Jan 2002AVM : 06 Aug 2001
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Notes: 1) Ranks shown are substantive ranks at retirement. 2)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 3)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
22 Sep 1987 - 16 Nov 1988Wg CdrNo.37 SquadronNal (Bikaner) Commanding Officer
21 Nov 1988 - 31 Jul 1990Gp CaptMiG Operational Flying Training UnitTezpur Commanding Officer
20 Nov 1995 - 05 Jan 1998Air Cmde9 WingHalwara Air Officer Commanding
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal
Gp CaptKalathil Payan Sreekanth10508 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1991
Details :

Gp Capt Kalathi Payyan Sreekanth took over the Command of the Prestigious MiG Operational Flying Training Unit (MOFTU) in Nov 88, after having successfully commanded a frontline MiG-21 Sqn.

Under his dynamic leadership, the Unit has logged over 13000 sorties of which Gp Capt Sreekanth has personally flown nearly 700 accident-free sorties. Because of his meticulous planning and continuous prolonged involvement with the task in hand, the Unit has been able to pass out MOFTU courses in time, thereby contributing immensely to the overall Op potential of the Indian Air Force. The above noteworthy achievements were possible mainly due Gp Capt Sreekanth's personal example and his great enthusiasm for flying.

Under his professional guidance, the Unit, while successfully fulfilling its training commitments, also ensure Op continuity training of its staff pilots as a result the Unit is now fully geared to meet its wartime role with the same degree of confidence.

The Unit was adjudged as the 'Overall Champion' for two years. It also bagged F/G and Bombing trophies (1989) and the level R/P trophy (1990) besides number of individual events.

For his dynamic leadership, unflinching and exceptional devotion to duty, meticulous planning and very high professional standards, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Gp Capt KP Sreekanth.

Unit : MOFTU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 24th August 1991 - No.3-Pres/91 dated 26th January 1991