|Date of Birth:||-- --- --|
|Date Commissioned||28 Dec 1977||Course||120 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 28 Feb 2017|
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|15 Dec 1997 - 06 Mar 2000||Wg Cdr||No.1 Squadron||Gwalior||CO|
|09 Dec 2002 -||Gp Capt||27 Wing||Bhuj||Stn Cdr|
|- 30 Jun 2014||AVM||Defence Services Staff College||Wellington||CI (Air)|
|01 Jul 2014 - 31 Jan 2015||Air Mshl||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||DG(I&S)|
|01 Feb 2015 - 31 Jul 2016||Air Mshl||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||AOP|
|01 Aug 2016 - 28 Feb 2017||Air Mshl||Southern Air Command||Trivandrum||AOC-in-C|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)|
|Sqn Ldr||Sanderraman Neelakantan||15184 F(P)||Award Date 14 Feb 1989||Announced 26 Jan 1990|
|Details :|| |
Squadron Leader Sunderraman Neelakantan was posted to Tactics Development Establishment on 19 Dec 88 to undergo Flight Combat Leader Course.
On 14 Feb 1989, Sqn Ldr Neelakantan took off in a MiG-21 aircraft for a training sortie. After 18 minutes of uneventful flying, when the speed was 850 Kph and height 4.5 Km, he felt the aircraft rock violently out of control. He noted that the main hydraulic system has also failed. Determined to recover the aircraft, he applied himself to the task and was able to maintain control of the aircraft only below 3 Km with significant left rudder pressure only at speeds below 500 Kph. Together with the loss of power, he was also denied the use of flaps and air brakes due to hydraulic failure. Despite the multiple emergencies, Sqn Ldr Neelakantan displaying exceptional skill, executed a flawless descending circuit terminating in a direct flapless approach and landing.
For displaying exceptional flying outstanding professionalism, judgment and confidence, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Sqn Ldr Sunderraman Neelakantan.
|Unit : 1 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th May 1990 - No.38-Pres/90 dated 26th January 1990|
|Yudh Seva Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Sanderraman Neelakantan||15184 F(P)||Award Date 15 Aug 1999||Announced 15 Aug 1999|
|Details :||Citation / Details Not Available|
|Unit : 1 Squadron|