|Date of Birth:||-- --- --|
|Date Commissioned||20 Dec 1969||Course||103 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 31 Jan 2004|
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|08 Dec 1992 -||Gp Capt||Paratrooper Training School||Agra||CO|
|04 Jan 2001 - 14 Jul 2002||Air Cmde||12 Wing||Chandigarh||AOC|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Gp Capt||Vrittamani Srinivasaiyangar Govindarajan||12232 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1995|
|Details :|| |
Group Captain VS Govindarajan was commissioned on 20 December 1969 in the flying branch of IAF. He has been a Flight Commander, Chief Flying Instructor and Senior Flying Training Officer in the Training Command. He is a graduate of Defence Services Staff College.
Gp Capt VS Govindarajan was appointed the Commanding Officer of Paratroopers' Training School (PTS) on 08 December 1992. He was tasked to conduct trials and evolve a procedure for day formation by AN-32 aircraft (ac). He carried out trials within a short period of one month and also trained the supervisors of other units so that the first new formation para drop exercise by day could be carried out in April 1993 at a high altitude dropping zone in Northern Sector.
In June 1993 he was tasked to conduct trials for night close formation on AN-32 ac. Within one month he succeeded in evolving a detailed procedure and ensured requisite modification of the aircraft. In July 1993 he successfully flew as section of six aircraft in a new night formation profile.
In Feb 94 he was appointed type force commander for conducting a large scale Army airborne assault exercise by night. The safe and successful conduct of the exercise was due to the highest leadership qualities displayed by Gp Capt VS Govindarajan.
Under Gp Capt VS Govindarajan's leadership, the Akash Ganga skydiving team of PTS won the National Sky Diving Championship Trophy in 1993. The first ever Indian Combat Freefall Course was conducted in 1994. Para Jumping Instructors of PTS achieved a record freefall from 28,500 feet for the first time.
For exceptional devotion to duty the President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Gp Capt Vrithamani Srinivasaaiyangar Govindarajan.
|Unit : Para Training School|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 11th March 1995 - No.99-Pres/94 dated 26th January 1995|