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Air Commodore Karunakaran Nair Velaudhan Nair

Service No & Branch 13082 ADM
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 17 Jun 1972 Course: 50 GDOC Course Entry Mode : NDA
Service End: Retired on 30 Apr 2007
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 25 Nov 1991Gp Capt : 01 Nov 1997Air Cmde : 24 May 2005
Training and Other Courses Attended
39 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 197031 LDMC (Gp Capt) - 31 Mar 2001
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

30 Jun 1994 - 07 Jul 1997Wg CdrAFS New DelhiRace Course Assistant Provost Marshal
01 Oct 2004 - 30 Apr 2007Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Provost Marshal (Air)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeKarunakaran Nair Velaudhan Nair13082 ADMAward Date 26 Jan 2007Announced 26 Jan 2007
Details :

Air Commodore Karunakaran Nair Velayudhan Nair (13082) Adm was commissioned in the Administrative Branch of the Indian Air Force on 17 Jun 1972. During his career spanning 34 years, he held various important command, staff and field appointments and rendered distinguished service with selfless devotion. He is a graduate of College Of Defence Management and was commended by AOC-in-C SWAC and the Chief of Air Staff.

Early in his career, the Air officer received the Flight Safety 'Good Show' recognition for his exceptional controlling skills in safely recovering a fighter aircraft in a grave emergency operating over desserts under dark night conditions. As the CO of an Air Defence Unit, he single handedly and with commendable dispatch coordinated and streamlined the mammoth task of ensuring smooth inbound and outbound transit of personnel and military stores of the Indian Peace Keeping Forces operating in Sri Lanka. When handpicked and nominated to represent IAF in the Organizing Committees of Commonwealth and World Cup Shooting Championships, he conceptualized and meticulously executed the spectacular opening and closing ceremonies of these events in most impressive manner befitting international standards. In his capacity as JD (Ceremonials) at Air HQ, he was instrumental in coordinating the first ever 'Air warrior Symphonic Concert', a musical exposition by IAF Bands which was an extravaganza widely applauded by the discerning audience for its spic and span organization.

As Chief administrative Officer of a large base, he was particularly concerned of the well being and welfare of subordinates and was instrumental in providing impetus to development projects conceived for improving quality of life of the air warriors, DSC personnel and civilians alike. When a SU-30 Squadron was to be inducted to the base, notwithstanding the very meager preparatory time available, he effectively leveraged all the facilities on base and meticulously planned and fine tuned support services in an extraordinary manner and optimized their responses to ensure smooth induction as per schedule.

The Air officer assumed charge as Provost Marshal (Air), Air HQ in Oct 04. Under his dynamic leadership, and through personal involvement, he steered and influenced the 29 provost units spread wide across the country with renewed synergy and purposeful focus in their work thus improving security practices in IAF. In recognition of his vast experience and professional knowledge in the field of security, the Air officer was nominated as an expert to represent IAF in the bilateral security talks in USA with the US Pacific Air Force. The Air Officer displayed professional wisdom and visionary zeal in conceptualizing and coordinating multifaceted commando training of Garuds to make them fit and confident to undertake lethal and precision operations in any risk prone environment. It is due to his exemplary efforts and unflinching sense of purpose that the making of Garuds into a well-knit and battle ready operational commando outfit was realised well ahead of the schedule for deployment in sensitive bases in J&K Sector and as part of the UN Peacekeeping Forces ex- India.

For his distinguished service of high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Air Commodore Karunakaran Nair Velayudhan Nair.

Unit : AHQ
Reference : GoI20070126
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