|Service No || 17318 ||Branch || F(P) |
|Date of Birth: ||-- --- -- || || |
|Date Commissioned || 22 Dec 1983 ||Course || 132 Course |
|Service End ||No Details|
|Remarks : |
|Wg Cdr : 15 May 2000||Gp Capt : 17 Mar 2007||Air Cmde : 30 Dec 2010||AVM : 01 Dec 2014|
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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.
|22 Sep 2011 - 29 Dec 2013||Air Cmde||AFS Tambaram||Chennai ||AOC |
|01 Dec 2014 - 08 Jun 2016||AVM||College of Air Warfare||Secunderabad ||Cmdt |
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)|
|Wg Cdr||Sreekumar Prabhakaran||17318 F(P)||Award Date ||Announced 26 Jan 2005|
|Details :|| Wing Commander Sreekumar Prabhakaran (17318) flying (Pilot) was commissioned on 22 Dec 1983. He is on the posted strength of Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team (SKAT) as Commanding Officer since May 2002.
He has led the SKAT with distinction, carrying out a total of 56 displays in all corners of the country and abroad. He ensuredÃ¯Â·â€œ that the team was highly motivated at all times. Leading the nine member aerobatic team, he displayed confidence, precision and flying skills of the highest order. He ensured that the team always practiced thoroughly before each display and subsequently operated at its best during the displays. Their aerobatic displays have helped greatly in motivating the youth in all parts of the country towards joining the Indian Air Force. The SKAT display during Exercise VAM SHAKTI over Pokharan on 14 Mar 2004 was also highly appreciated by both Indian and foreign spectators.
During February Ã¯Â·â€œ March 2004, he led the SKAT on its maiden visit abroad to participate in the Asian Aerospace Air Show at Singapore from 24Ã¯Â·â€œ29 February 2004. The ferry flight to and from Singapore required detailed planning and coordination with various agencies in different countries. This was meticulously done under the leadership of Wg Cdr Prabhakaran, and the SKAT maintained their planned schedule immaculately. During the Air Show at Singapore, the team lead by him carried out five aerobatic displays, while one display each was carried out at Bangkok and Yangon on the way to/from Singapore. All these seven displays were carried out meticulously and with precision in front of thousands of spectators. With their breathtaking displays, the SKAT brought laurels to the country and to the Indian Air Force.
For the leadership and exceptional devotion to duty, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Wing Commander Sreekumar Prabhakaran. |
|Unit : Suryakiran|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 9th April 2005 - No.28-Pres/2005 dated 26th January 2005 & AFD2005 Investiture |