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Air Marshal Chandrashekharan Hari Kumar

Service No 15881 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 14 Dec 1979 Course 124 Course
Service End No Details
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Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 14 Dec 1990Gp Capt : 15 Feb 2003Air Cmde : 01 Jan 2008AVM : 24 Dec 2010
Air Marshal : 01 Jan 2014C-in-C : 01 Sep 2015
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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

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
21 Sep 1998 - 03 Dec 2000Wg CdrNo.23 SquadronSuratgarh Commanding Officer
- Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi DD (DASI)
- Gp CaptWestern Air CommandDelhi Ops IA
- Gp CaptTactics and Combat Development EstablishmentGwalior Commandant
- Air CmdeWestern Air CommandDelhi Air-I
- 28 Dec 2009Air Cmde33 WingJamnagar Air Officer Commanding
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Ops Offensive
01 Jan 2014 - 30 Apr 2014Air MshlTraining CommandBangalore Senior Air Staff Officer
05 May 2014 - 31 Aug 2015Air MshlSouth Western Air CommandGandhinagar Senior Air Staff Officer
01 Sep 2015 - 31 Dec 2016Air MshlEastern Air CommandShillong Air Officer Commanding in Chief
01 Jan 2017 - Air MshlWestern Air CommandDelhi Air Officer Commanding in Chief
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 4
    
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptChandrashekharan Hari Kumar15881 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2005Announced 26 Jan 2005
Details :

Group Captain Chandrashekharan Hari Kumar (15881) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned on 14 Dec 1979 in the Flying branch of the 1AF. During his service career he has held various important appointments including that of Directing Staff at Tactics and Combat Development Establishment, Directing Staff at College of Air Warfare (CAW), Deputy Director Air Staff Inspection at Air HQ and Commanding Officer of a MiG-21 Squadron. He is Qualified Flying Instructor and a Fighter Combat Leader. He is an alumnus of the Defence Services Staff College. The officer was awarded Commendation by the CAS in 1994. Presently, he is posted to HQ Western Air Command (WAC) as Ops 1A since 11 Nov 02.

During his tenure as Commanding Officer of a Mig-21 Squadron, he displayed exemplary leadership and personal involvement in bringing up the operational status of Squadron. This effort was recognized when the Squadron was nominated the best fighter squadron in WAC for 2000-2001. At CAW, he was instrumental in setting up the Historical and Air Warrior Cell.

As Ops-IA at HQ WAC, Gp Capt Kumar has shown a high level of involvement, initiative and put in a lot of hard work. He has made an all out effort to improve the operational efficiency and professionalism of all fighter Squadrons in the WAC. His interaction with the field units, initiative and anticipation of problems has helped the units concentrate on their operational tasks and reposed new confidence in the art of staff planning at the Operational level. By his involvement, active participation and dedication he has ensured correct guidance and inputs for safe and efficient conduct of fighter operations in WAC. As the Ops 1A, he efficiently coordinated conduct of "Yojna" for fighter Squadrons which included various exercises on air to ground, combat support force operations and Air Defence along with monitoring day-to-day flying of each unit. He was one of the key members of the team that was responsible for smooth and efficient conduct of command level exercise Gauntlet - 03. He displayed an outstanding grasp of the intricate task of modern warfare planning essential for Command Air Ops. As Officer in Charge Flypast, he has been instrumental in efficiently conducting Air Force Day Flypast in 2003 and Republic Day Flypast in 2004. Following Op Parakaram, WAC was given the task of enhancing the Operational potential of a few 'Core' fighter Sqns. Group Captain Kumar personally took charge of these core units and his meticulous planning, close involvement and overall supervision, ensured that the overall Operational capability of these Sqns, was maintained at a very high level.

For distinguished service of a high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Chandrashekharan Hari Kumar.

Unit : WAC
Reference : GoI20050126
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Air CmdeChandrashekharan Hari Kumar15881 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2011Announced 26 Jan 2011
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Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalChandrashekharan Hari Kumar15881 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2016Announced 26 Jan 2016
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalChandrashekharan Hari Kumar15881 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2018Announced 26 Jan 2018
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