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Air Commodore Gowrishankar Narayan Baindur

Service No & Branch 4064 AE(M) (Orig: ENG)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 02 Jan 1951 Course: 4 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Apr 1984 Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 02 Jan 1952Flt Lt : 02 Jan 1956Sqn Ldr : 02 Jan 1963Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1969
Acting Gp Capt : 02 Jun 1975Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1976Acting Air Cmde : 24 Sep 1979Air Cmde : 01 Sep 1980
Training and Other Courses Attended
16 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 21 Mar 1963
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jun 1952 - Plt OffrAirHQ Communications SquadronPalam Engineering Officer
01 Aug 1976 - 01 Aug 1978Gp Capt3 Base Repair DepotChandigarh Station Commander
16 Jan 1981 - 30 Apr 1984Air CmdeTraining CommandBangalore Senior Maintenance Staff Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrGowrishankar Narayan Baindur4064 AE(M)Award Date 26 Jan 1975Announced 26 Jan 1975
Details :

Group Captain Gowrishankar Narayan Baindur (4064) was commissioned in the Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) of the Indian Air Force in January, 1950. He has served with credit an a number of appointments at units, Eastern Air Command and Air Headquarters.

Group Captain Gowrishankar Narayan Baindur served in the Directorate of System Evaluation in Air Headquarters from its inception in 1970 till April, 1973. He has been outstanding leader of various study teams constituted in the Directorate. Because of his very hard work, wide ranging knowledge and in-depth examination of the whole gamut of the mechanism of the Air Force, he has been a prime contributor to the successful studies carried out in various fields. They have encompassed policy making, direction and the working level in the Air Force and have ranged from the constitution of a MiG Squadron to the evaluation of technical effort in war and the optimization of the total resources at a Wing. These studies have generated a change in the perspective in which systems are now viewed in the Air Force. Besides leading to a significant savings in manpower, material and other sources, Group Captain Baindur's work has contributed to an increase in operational potential of units.

Because of his example, zeal and drive Group Captain Baindur has been able to weld his officers into an impartial, capable and homogenous team who have carried out their studies and indicated their reports without fear or favour. Because of his initiative, clear thinking and intuition and perspicacity he has been a noticeable influence in putting the new Directorate working in a totally unfamiliar and alien field, on a path which should result in the optimization of resources and cost effectiveness of systems in the Air Force as a whole.

Unit : AHQ
Reference : GoI19750126
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