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Air Marshal Sadhashivan Radhakrishnan

Service No 12408 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 13 Jun 1970 Course 104 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Aug 2009
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 02 Jun 1990Gp Capt : 01 Aug 1994Air Cmde : 01 Nov 1998AVM : 12 Mar 2004
Air Marshal : 01 Mar 2006C-in-C : 01 Oct 2008
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Notes: 1) Ranks shown are substantive ranks at retirement. 2)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 3)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- 31 Oct 2002Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi PD (Offensive Ops)
- Air Cmde14 WingChabua AOC
03 Nov 2003 - 03 Mar 2006AVMTraining CommandBangalore SOA
04 Mar 2006 - 31 Dec 2007Air MshlTraining CommandBangalore SASO
01 Jan 2008 - 30 Sep 2008Air MshlAndaman and Nicobar CommandPort Blair C-in-C
01 Oct 2008 - 31 Aug 2009Air MshlSouthern Air CommandTrivandrum AOC-in-C
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeSadhashivan Radhakrishnan12408 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2002Announced 26 Jan 2002
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalSadhashivan Radhakrishnan12408 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2009Announced 26 Jan 2009
Details : AOC-in-C SAC
Unit : SAC
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Additional Notes

Remarks: Profile Note added: 2009-02-08

Air Marshal S Radhakrishnan was commissioned into the fighter stream of the Indian Air Force in Jun 1970.

An alumni of the National Defence Academy he has flown over 4000 hours on a variety of combat and trainer aircraft. He is a qualified Flying Instructor and a Fighter Combat leader.

The Air Marshal has held a variety of operational and staff appointments during his career. His Operational assignments include command of a frontline fighter squadron and an Air Defence Direction Centre in the sensitive Rajasthan sector. He was the Air Officer Commanding of a fighter base in the Eastern sector and the Principal Director of Offensive Operations at Air Headquarters. He was also the Senior Officer-in-charge Administration at Training Command and on promotion to the rank of Air Marshal was appointed Senior Air Staff Officer at Training Command.

Prior to assuming charge as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Southern Air Command he was the Commander-in-Chief of the strategically important Andaman and Nicobar Command, the only operational integrated Command of the Indian Armed Forces where formations of Army, Navy, Air Force and even the Coast Guard are placed under the Command of a single Commander. The Air Marshal was awarded the Ati Vishist Seva Medal by the President of India in Jan 2002.

From www.indianairforce.nic.in