|Service No & Branch||2278 AE(L) (Orig : SIGS)|
|Date of Birth: 13 Mar 1919||Commissioned: 14 Mar 1943||Course:|
|Service End:||Retired on 31 Mar 1975|
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|30 Sep 1952 - 23 Sep 1953||Wg Cdr||3 Ground Training School||Jalahalli||Commanding Officer|
|01 Jul 1961 - 31 Aug 1965||Gp Capt||Air Force Technical College||Jalahalli||Commandant|
|-||AVM||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Director, Signals|
|01 Jan 1970 -||AVM||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Systems|
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|Param Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Marshal||Krishnamahari Narasimhan||2278 SIG||Award Date 26 Jan 1974||Announced 26 Jan 1974|
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Air Marshal Krishnamachari Narasimhan (2278) was commissioned in the Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics) Branch of the Indian Air Force In March 1943. During his long service career, he has held with distinction a variety of important appointments. He has also successfully attended specialist and staff courses in the UK and in this country including the National Defence College.
As the Command
Signals Officer of No. 1 Operational Group immediately after partition, he was responsible
for the operational planning and implementation of the 'Signals Plan' for the Group, which contributed a great deal to the success of operations during the Kashmir campaign in 1948. During his tenure as Deputy Director of Technical Services (Mechanical Transport) at Air Headquarters, he planned and implemented the scheme whereby the Air Force took over from the Army the responsibility for the second line servicing of all Mechanical Transport used by the Air Force. As the Commandant of Air Force Technical College, he introduced modern training methods and thereby improved the efficiency of training at the College. In 1963, when the requirement of technical personnel went up considerably, he geared up the organisation at the College so well that the challenging task of accelerated training was accomplished without any deterioration in quality. In 1965, he was posted as Director of Signals Possessing. Technical knowledge and professional skill of a high, order, a creative mind and sound organising ability, he was responsible for the improved operational preparedness and capability of the Air Force in the field of Electronics, during the 1965 IndoPak Conflict. In 1970, he was appointed the first Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Systems). In this capacity, he controlled and directed the activities of three Directorates. Undeterred by the shortfall of resources, he was able to forge those Directorates into efficient and effective organisations. That during the 1971 IndoPak War, all the 'Systems' in the IAF worked efficiently and contributed to the success of operations, was in no small measure due to the meticulous planning and progressive leadership pro-vided by Air Marshal Narasimhan By his dedication to duty, untiring seal and initiative, he has always set on example to other technical officers.
Air Marshal Krishnamachari Narasimhan has thus rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.
|Reference : GoI19740126|