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Group Captain Govindan Ajith Kumar Nair

Service No & Branch 14677 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- -- Commissioned: 29 Dec 1976 Course: 117 Course Entry Mode : NDA
Service End: Retired on 15 May 2006
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 05 Jul 1993Gp Capt : 01 Sep 2000
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Wg Cdr
Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
21 Jun 1994 - 28 Jul 1997Wg CdrNo.153 Helicopter UnitUdhampur Commanding Officer
24 Jan 2000 - 31 May 2000Wg CdrHelicopter Training SchoolHakimpet Commanding Officer
01 Jun 2000 - 07 Jul 2002Gp CaptHelicopter Training SchoolHakimpet Commanding Officer
26 Sep 2005 - 28 Apr 2006Gp CaptIndian Aviation Contingent -I (MONUC)Congo Contingent Commander
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrGovindan Ajith Kumar Nair14677 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1998
Details :

Wing Commander Govindan Ajith Kumar Nair (14677) F (P) is on the posted strength of 153 HU, AF since 21 Jun 94. He is a graduate of Defence Services Staff College and an A-2 Flying Instructor. He is an experienced helicopter pilot and has amassed over 4930 hrs of operational flying. A pioneer of Mi-26 helicopter fleet he has also been a member of the Antarctica Expedition team on two occasions.

During his present tenure, he has flown 510 hrs in Siachen Glacier towards "OP Meghdoot". Displaying exceptional courage in this inhospitable terrain and low intensity conflict environment, he has not only been instrumental in delivering vital supplies to our troops but also training all aircrew in the highest helipads/ threatened DZs in the sector. He has also carried out ArmyAir Force joint appreciation and formulated SOPs for safe operations in this sector.

Under his able leadership, the unit has logged over 7500 hrs of accident free flying and achieved all allotted tasks. He has simultaneously ensured a high state of operational preparedness of the unit. This was evident during the DASI inspection, wherein the unit was assessed as "Average Plus". Wing Commander Ajith Kumar has been instrumental as Deputy Task Force Commander in Ex-Chakravyuh in flawless planning and execution, evacuation of a large number of causalities of Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in Aug 96 and night operation between Leh, Thoise and Base Camp has been praise worthy and in the highest traditions of our service.

For his exceptional courage, professional excellence and devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award "Vayu Sena Medal" to Wing Commander G A K Nair.

Unit : 153 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 14th March 1998 - No.29-Pres/98 dated 26th January 1998
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