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Group Captain Motilal Nalluri

Service No 13911 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 15 Feb 1975 Course 113 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Sep 2001
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1992Acting Gp Capt : 09 Jan 1997Gp Capt : 01 Mar 1997
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

03 Jan 1994 - 18 Sep 1995Wg CdrNo.108 Squadron Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Gp CaptMotilal Nalluri13911 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2001
Details :

Group Captain Motilal Nalluri (13911) Flying (Pilot) has been functioning as the Chief Test Pilot (CTP) of Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment (ASTE), Air Force since Jun 99. He earlier served in ASTE from Dec 85 to May 88, where he was actively involved in indigenous weapon integration trials on the MiG-21 and MiG-23 BN as also on AEW TOP aircraft for baseline flight and thrust derivatives.

As CTP he has supervised and monitored as many as 52 flight trials, of which 44 were completed in 1999. This was a quantum leap from 17-flight trials completed in the previous year. Most of these trials were of a very complex nature involving large-scale integration of state-of-the art equipment, systems and weapons on contemporary aircraft, in order to substantially enhance the strike and avionics capability of the IAF. He personally conducted a number of high-risk flight trials himself. In addition to the trials, the officer has been deeply involved with a number of ongoing projects to upgrade aircraft in service. He has also provided useful inputs for the LCA and ALH programmes.

The officer's contribution in enhancing the punch and reliability of aircraft and system in the IAF is noteworthy, as is his undivided dedication and devotion to duty.

For his devotion to duty and yeoman contribution to Flight Testing, the Hon'ble President, is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Group Captain Motilal Nalluri.

Unit : ASTE
Reference : Gazette of India dated 26th May 2001 - No.68-Pres/2001 dated 26th January 2001