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Air Marshal Ravinath Gururaj Burli

Service No 14667 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 29 Dec 1976 Course 117 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Jun 2014
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 05 Jul 1993Gp Capt : 17 Jul 2000Acting Air Cmde : 17 Oct 2006Air Cmde : 10 Jul 2006
AVM : 25 May 2009Air Marshal : 01 May 2012
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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

26 Jun 1995 - 15 Jun 1997Wg CdrNo.27 Squadron Commanding Officer
23 Feb 2001 - 24 Nov 2002Gp CaptTactics and Combat Development EstablishmentGwalior Commandant
02 Jul 2007 - 24 May 2009Air Cmde16 WingHashimara Air Officer Commanding
- 30 Apr 2012AVMAir Head QuartersNew Delhi Director, Project Management Team ,ADA, IAF
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Director, IAF PMT
25 May 2009 - 01 Nov 2010AVMMaritime Air OperationsBombay Air Officer Commanding
01 May 2012 - 31 Dec 2012Air MshlEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Air Staff Officer
01 Jan 2013 - 30 Jun 2014Air MshlAir Force AcademyDundigal Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Gp CaptRavinath Gururaj Burli14667 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2002
Details : Group Captain Ravinath Gururaj Burii (14667) F (P) was commissioned as a Pilot in the IAF on 29 Dee 76. In 24 years of distinguished service, he has held several important appointments that include Directing Staff at Flying Instructors School, Flight Commander of a Jaguar Squadron, Directing Staff at Tactics And Combat Development Establishment (TACDE), Commanding officer of a Jaguar Squadron, Directing Staff at Defence Services Staff College, Chief Operations Officer (COO), and Commandant of TACDE. He is a graduate of Royal Air Force Staff College (UK) and has undergone Fighter Strike leaders course. Chief of Air Staff twice awarded him commendation, in the years 1992 and 1994. Jamnagar has one of the busiest airspace of the IAF, due to the presence of Air-to-Air and Alr-to-Ground ranges, and TACDE. Planning, controlling and co- ordinating of such large amount of flying, varying from flying by fighters and helicopters to advanced exercises by TACDE, is a Herculean task. As the COO, Gp Capt Burii has lead by example in ensuring a high level of operational efficiency. He meticulously planned and co-ordinated the Exercise Vayu Spardha- 2000, which demanded long working hours and was intensive with high workload during the conduct. He measured up to the expectations and provided excellent leadership In co-ordinating the Exercise to a very successful fruition. All other exercises and Op detachments at the Base were accorded similar professional involvement to ensure that the aims arc achieved. In the aftermath of the earthquake of 26 Jan 2001, Gp Capt Burii ensured the prevalence of a safe operational environment, round the clock for days together, that was required to efficiently tackle the mammoth task of providing support to relief operations. Through his experience, knowledge, leadership and hard work, Gp Capt Burii provided a very motivating inter-disciplinary influence on operational, maintenance and administrative environment of the Station. For exceptional devotion to duty, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal' to Group Captain Ravinath Gururaj Burli.
Unit : AFS Jamnagar
Reference : Gazette of India dated 29th June 2002 - No.118-Pres/2002 dated 26th January 2002 & AFD 2002 Investiture Booklet