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Air Vice Marshal Murali Sundaram

Service No & Branch 12369 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- -- Commissioned: 13 Jun 1970 Course: 104 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jan 2006 Superannuated
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 02 Jun 1990Acting Gp Capt : 11 Jan 1993Gp Capt : 01 May 1994Air Cmde : 12 Jan 1998
Acting AVM : 13 Jan 2004AVM : 12 Jan 2004
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Gp Capt
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jan 1982 - 01 Jan 1986Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
01 Nov 1986 - 01 Jul 1987Sqn LdrNo.14 SquadronAmbala Flight Commander
05 Mar 1990 - 20 Oct 1991Wg CdrNo.27 Squadron Commanding Officer
07 Dec 1992 - 20 Feb 1995Gp CaptFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Commanding Officer
03 Mar 1997 - 31 Oct 1997Gp Capt14 WingChabua Station Commander
01 Nov 1997 - 31 Dec 1998Air Cmde14 WingChabua Air Officer Commanding
01 Dec 2000 - 01 Jan 2004Air CmdeHigh Commission of India, United KingdomLondon Air Advisor
- 31 Jan 2006AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Training
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeMurali Sundaram12369 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1999Announced 26 Jan 1999
Details :

Air Commodore Murli Sundaram (12369) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the fighter: stream of Flying (Pilot) branch of the Indian Air Force on 13 Jun 70. Through out his long and distinguished career, the Air Officer has excelled in every field, gaining fully ops status on MiG­21 variants, Hunters, Jaguars and Mirages. He is a qualified flying instructor holding A­1 category. During his tenure at the Flying Instructors School, he was instrumental


prototype evaluation and induction of current generation of trainers in the Training Command. He commanded a Jaguar squadron with distinction. Prior to his current appointment, he worked as Director Operations (Joint Planning) at Air Headquarters. He successfully planned IndoUS Cooperation meetings and the conduct of Aero India 96 at Bangalore.

He was appointed Air Officer Commanding of Air Force Station, Chabua in Mar 97. The major task of his station is to impart op training to budding fighter pilots of the 1AF. With his concerted efforts, all the tasks were completed on time. With zealous application of his professional acumen, managerial skills and untiring perseverance, he has brought about a sea change at the base in the airfield environment and maintenance practices.

With personal involvement and optimization of resources, he has brought all around eco­nomy in expenditure. To over come acute shortage of accommodation at his station, he has started a temporary housing scheme that has helped in improving the quality of life of all personnel.

Air Commodore Murli Sundaram has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19990126
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