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Air Commodore Santhanagopalan Chandra Kumar

Service No & Branch 11801 F(N) (Orig: GD(N))
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 29 Dec 1968 Course: 39 NAV Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Sep 2001 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Nov 1987Gp Capt : 10 Mar 1992Air Cmde : 10 Jul 1997
Training and Other Courses Attended
28 NDA (Cadet) - 11 Jul 1965
Badges Qualified
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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

17 Nov 1986 - 02 Oct 1988Wg CdrNavigation and Signals SchoolBegumpet Commanding Officer
03 Oct 1988 - 01 Jan 1990Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi DD (Ops, VIP)
01 Jan 1990 - 01 Jan 1992Gp Capt3 Tactical Air CenterSiliguri Commanding Officer
01 Jan 1992 - 30 Jun 1997Gp CaptCollege of Defence ManagementSecunderabad Directing Staff
01 Jul 1997 - 11 Jul 1999Air CmdeCollege of Defence ManagementSecunderabad HOF
12 Jul 1999 - 30 Sep 2001Air CmdeSouthern Air CommandTrivandrum Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrSanthanagopalan Chandra Kumar11801 F(N)Award Date 26 Jan 1991Announced 26 Jan 1991
Details :

Wg Cdr SC Kumar was commissioned in the Navigator Branch of the Indian Air Force on 29 Dec 68. Over the years, he has carried out 4640 hours of flying on a variety of aircraft; excelling in each. He has been holding the exceptional flying category 'A' for nearly a decade on Avro and modern B-737 aircraft. He is also a Qualified Navigation Instructor.

Wg Cdr Kumar was appointed Commanding Officer of the Navigation & Signal School on 16 Nov 86. He took over this Command at a crucial juncture, as the training of ab-initio navigators had remained suspended for the preceding four years. Through professionalism and sheer hard work, WG Cdr Kumar not only achieved the desired task but also set high standards of training.

After the successful command of Navigation & Signal School, Wg Cdr SC Kumar was given his present challenging appointment of Deputy Director (VIP) in the Directorate of Operations (T&M) at Air HQ on 03 Oct 88. The officer displayed flawless planning when he had to face the mammoth task of providing VVIP airlifts during the Lok Sabha elections in Nov 89.

For his devotion to duty, sincerity of purpose and capacity for sustained hark work, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Wg Cdr SC Kumar.

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Reference : GoI19910126
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