|Date of Birth:||-- --- --|
|Date Commissioned||09 Feb 1974||Course||111 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 28 Feb 2011|
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|15 May 1997 -||Gp Capt||No.44 Squadron||Agra||CO|
|01 Oct 2002 - 04 Jan 2004||Air Cmde||4 Wing||Agra||AOC|
|03 Jan 2005 - 04 Jan 2007||Air Cmde||12 Wing||Chandigarh||AOC|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)|
|Gp Capt||Trikandiyur Kollath Venugopal||13598 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 2000|
|Details :|| |
Group Captain Trikandiyur Kollath Venugopal (13598) Flying (Pilot) was Commissioned on 22 Dec 73, in the Flying Branch of the IAF. He has held the appointments of Flight Commander of two Squadrons, Chief Instructor at Air Force Station Yelahanka and Commanding Officer of a Transport Squadron. He is a graduate of the College of Defence Management.
In Dec 96, during the Aero India Show at Air Force Station Yelahanka, as the Chief Instructor and Co-ordinator of the event, he with his meticulousness, eye for detail and an uncanny ability to optimally utilise the limited human and material resources, worked intensely long hours to make the show a grand success in every sense.
In his present capacity as the Commanding Officer he has taken keen interest in ensuring and achieving an exceptionally high categorisation and Ops Status of the unit. This materialised in an outstandingly successful Battalion Group Drop with exceptional accuracy. He was further instrumental in successfully completing the conversion of six newly posted pilots, two navigators, seven flight signallers and three flight engineers in a record span of seven months against the targeted eighteen months.
On 26 May 1999, when alert was declared, he rose to his full measure. The unit maintained a very high serviceability state throughout the operations. Every single aircraft was launched on time, often at very short notice and at odd hours and every commitment met with the highest professionalism.
When given a window of opportunity during the two transport seminars held in his tenure, he has shown vision, far-sightedness and brilliance in presenting outstanding papers on Transport Tactical Training and Development Establishment, Airborne Assault Operations and Route Transport Operations. These valuable contributions of his did not go unnoticed and were commended at the highest levels and have already seen the light of day.
For exceptional devotion to duty, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Gp Capt TK Venugopal.
|Unit : 44 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 1st July 2000 - No.85-Pres/2000 dated 26th January 2000|
|Ati Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Cmde||Trikandiyur Kollath Venugopal||13598 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 2007||Announced 26 Jan 2007|
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