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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
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Nov 1988 - Wg CdrMiG Operational Flying Training UnitTezpur CO
20 Nov 1995 - 05 Jan 1998Air Cmde9 WingHalwara AOC
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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