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Air Commodore Ramamoorthy Vijay Kumar

Service No & Branch 10918 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 04 Jun 1967 Course: 97 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Oct 2001 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 20 Jul 1986Gp Capt : 01 Jul 1991Air Cmde : 16 Sep 1996
Training and Other Courses Attended
28 NDA (Cadet) - 11 Jul 196535 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 24 Nov 1979
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Sqn Ldr

Air Cmde
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

01 Sep 1967 - 01 Jul 1968Plt OffrJSSSrinagar Instructor
01 Jun 1968 - 01 Jul 1973Fg OffrNo.12 SquadronAgra Squadron Pilot
01 Dec 1973 - 01 Dec 1975Flt LtElementary Flying SchoolBidar Flying Instructor
01 Dec 1975 - 01 Sep 1977Flt LtParatrooper Training SchoolAgra Squadron Pilot
01 Sep 1977 - 01 Jan 1979Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
01 Dec 1979 - 01 Jul 1981Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi ADPO 1
01 Jul 1981 - 30 Jun 1983Sqn LdrRSAFSingapore Flying Instructor
01 Jul 1983 - 01 Mar 1984Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
01 Mar 1984 - 01 Aug 1989Wg CdrNo.44 SquadronAgra Squadron Pilot
01 Sep 1989 - 01 Jul 1990Gp Capt44 WingSonegaon (Nagpur) Chief Operations Officer
16 Jul 1990 - 04 Jul 1993Gp CaptNo.25 SquadronChandigarh Commanding Officer
21 Jun 1993 - 29 Apr 1995Gp CaptDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Directing Staff
01 Jul 1995 - 15 Sep 1996Gp CaptAir HQDelhi Joint Director (Air Staff Inspection)
- No.25 Squadron Commodore Commandant
16 Sep 1996 - 10 Jan 1999Air Cmde12 WingChandigarh Air Officer Commanding
11 Jan 1999 - 31 Oct 2001Air CmdeJammu & KashmirUdhampur Senior Air Staff Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Yudh Seva Medal
Wg CdrRamamoorthy Vijay Kumar10918 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1990Announced 26 Jan 1990
Details :

Wing Commander Ramamoorthy Vijay Kumar was attached to Air Force Element of the IPKF since Oct 87.

Wg Cdr Kumar has been actively involved in flying duties in connection with the Indian Forces in Srilanka (OP PAWAN). He and his crew were involved in the initial buildup of forces in Jaffna in early Oct 87. They operated for eight consecutive days without adequate rest, airlifting artillery and tanks to Jaffna and Trincomalee. It was due to his personal rapport with the local Army and airport authorities that the aircrew could be provided with some sort of administrative support at the airfields. During Oct 87, Wg Cdr Kumar flew a total of 73 hours on Gajraj aircraft in connection with various aspects of the operations.

For his devotion to duty, excellent professionalism and ability to inspire his colleagues in adverse conditions, the President is pleased to award Yuddh Seva Medal to Wg Cdr RV Kumar

Unit : 44 Sqn
Reference : GoI19900126

Additional Notes

Remarks: Quarterly Database Update Note added: 0000-00-00
Air Cmde RV Kumar retired from the IAF on 31 Oct 2001. He is presently the Manager Pilot Training at Asia Pacific Flight Training, Kota Bharu, Malaysia

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