|Date of Birth:||-- --- --|
|Date Commissioned||23 Dec 1972||Course||109 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 30 Apr 2006|
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|01 Jan 1992 - 01 Dec 1993||Wg Cdr||No.4 Squadron||Uttarlai||CO|
|16 Dec 1996 - 05 Jul 1999||Gp Capt||Flying Instructors School||Tambaram||CO|
|-||Air Cmde||17 Wing||Gorakhpur||AOC|
|12 Dec 2001 - 11 Jan 2004||Air Cmde||Air Force Component Commander, Andaman & Nicobar Command||Port Blair||AOC|
|12 Jan 2004 -||Air Cmde||Advance HQ, EAC, Kolkata||Calcutta||AOC|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Gp Capt||Krishna Kumar Swaminathan||13251 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1996|
|Details :|| |
Group Captain KK Swaminathan has been on the posted strength of Air Headquarters since 27 Sep 94. He has flown over 2600 hours on Mirage-2000 and MiG-21 variants. He is an A-2 Qualified Flying Instructor and a Fighter Combat Leader. In 1984, he was specially selected to train on Mirage-2000 aircraft in France. In 1989 he was selected to attend the Defence Services Command and Staff College in Bangladesh. He has been a Directing Staff at the Defence Services Staff College and the Commanding officer of a MiG-21 Squadron prior to taking over his present appointment.
Gp Capt Swaminathan is the founder Director of the Air War Strategy Cell, having been specially selected for the task of evolving an Air Power Doctrine for the Indian Air Force (IAF). This was a pioneering task since the IAF did not have a written doctrine. Gp Capt Swaminathan applied himself to the task and produced a draft of the doctrine in the specified time frame of four months, which is highly commendable. The doctrine manual has since then been scrutinised at the highest levels of the IAF and has won accolades. This manual would come out in print soon. The Air War Strategy Cell under the able leadership of Gp Capt Swaminathan submitted the doctrine paper in the specified time frame, which is at par with the doctrines of the major Air Forces of the world.
For exceptional devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Group Captain KK Swaminathan.
|Unit : AHQ|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 9th March 1996 - No.23 - Pres/96 dated 26th January 1996|