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Air Marshal Bandi Sreeramulu Krishnarao

Service No 1727 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 28 Jun 1918
Date Commissioned 10 Nov 1941 Course 9 Course
Service End Retired on 26 Jun 1974
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 05 Apr 1943Flt Lt : 15 Aug 1948Sqn Ldr : 15 Aug 1949Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1953
Acting Gp Capt : 16 Jun 1958Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1965Acting AVM : 01 Jun 1968AVM : 01 Apr 1969
Acting Air Marshal : 26 Jun 1972Air Marshal : 01 Apr 1973C-in-C : 01 Apr 1973
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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
05 Jun 1942 - Plt OffrNo.1 Elementary Flying Training SchoolBegumpet 
01 Dec 1945 - 22 Mar 1946Fg OffrNo.10 Squadron, RIAF To Recct Dir
- Gp Capt3 WingPalam (Delhi) Stn Cdr
- Air CmdeEmbassy of India, RussiaMoscow Air Attache
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS (Ops)
01 Apr 1973 - 26 Jun 1974Air MshlCentral Air CommandAllahabad AOC-in-C
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Param Vishist Seva Medal
AVMBandi Sreeramulu Krishnarao1727 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Air Vice Marshal Bandi Sreeramulu Krishnarao was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in October, 1941. Early in his career, he qualified as a flying instructor and subsequently rose to become the Chief Instructor in the principal flying training institution of the Air Force. A large number of pilots serving in the Air Force were trained by him personally or under his supervision. He saw service in a fighter squadron and successfully commanded a Technical Training Unit and a major Air Force flying base. He served with distinction as the Air Attach ear our Embassy in the USSR for nearly three years.

Before taking over his appointment as Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operations), he served as Senior Air Staff Officer of an Operational Command Headquarters for over three years. Under his guidance, the flying potential of the Command and its preparedness to undertake the tasks allotted to it grew considerably. He inspired the staff of the Command Headquarters and the units by his indefatigable efforts, single mindedness in pursuing his objectives, and his devotion to duty.

Throughout, Air Vice Marshal Krishnarao has rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19720126