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Air Marshal Krishnaswamy Subramanian

Service No 4213 Branch F(N)
Date of Birth: 30 Aug 1930
Date Commissioned 12 Jan 1952 Course 4 NAV Course
Service End Retired on 31 Aug 1988 / Died on 28 Nov 2016
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 12 Jan 1953Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1968Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1978Acting AVM : 26 Jan 1982
AVM : 20 May 1982Air Marshal : 29 Jul 1986
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Aug 1986 - 31 Jan 1988Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi Air Officer-in-Charge Administration
01 Feb 1988 - 31 Aug 1988Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi Air Officer-in-Charge Personnel
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 3
   
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrKrishnaswamy Subramanian4213 GD(N)Award Date Announced 01 Jan 1965
Details : Squadron Leader KRISHNASWAMY SUBRAMANIAN is a Navigation leader of a Heavy Transport Squadron. He has a total of 4650 hours of flying, of which about 1143 hours have been on operational flights during the emergency. He trained junior navigators and volunteered for most of the hazardous sorties. On 2nd June, 1962, while Squadron Leader Subramanian was on a supply-dropping mission, a parachute developed inside the aircraft and it became difficult to maintain height. Coolly, he operated the transporters on emergency, and the whole load was ejected without any loss of time. The aircraft was then able to climb normally. In October 1962, his aircraft came under heavy ground fire from the Chinese. Undaunted he maintained his position and kept on relaying vital information to higher authorities, which a proved to be of great value to the Commanders. Throughout, Squadron Leader Krishnaswamy Subramanian displayed great devotion to duty, courage and professional skill which are in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force.
Unit : 44 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India 13th March 1965 - No.20 - Pres/65 dated 1st January 1965.
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptKrishnaswamy Subramanian4213 F(N)Award Date 26 Jan 1977Announced 26 Jan 1977
Details :

Group Captain KRISHNASWAMY SUBRAMANIAN VM (4213) Flying (Navigator) Citation Not Available.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19770126
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalKrishnaswamy Subramanian4213 F(N)Award Date 26 Jan 1988Announced 26 Jan 1988
Details :

Air Marshal Krishnaswamy Subramanian was commissioned in the Indian Air Force on 12 January 1952. He is a qualified Navigation Instructor and has over 5300 hours of flying experience. He is a graduate from Defence Services Staff College and National Defence College. He was awarded Vayu Sena Medal in 1966 for operational flying carried out during 1962 Chinese aggression in Ladakh Sector and Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 1977 for the work done as Joint Director Plans at Air Headquarters. He has held important staff and command appointments.

As Chairman of the Air Force Cell of Fourth Pay Commission, Air Marshal Subramanian effectively interacted with the Chairmen of other two services pay commission cells and the Pay Commission. Under his able guidance, Air Force proposals for revised pay and allowances and non-effective benefits were finalised and a bulk of recommendations made by him were accepted by the Government.

On promotion to the rank of Air Marshal he was appointed as Air Officer-in-Charge Administration and was the guiding force for speedy implementation of the recommendations of the 4th Pay Commission. Under his Chairmanship, the Air Force Naval Housing Board has embarked on one of its largest projects at NOIDA Phase II. In his present sphere of responsibility which covers a broad spectrum of activities, Air Marshal Subramanian has made significant contributions on account of his exceptional professional competence and qualities of leadership.

In his long career in the Indian Air Force, Air Marshal Krishnaswamy Subramanian, AVSM, VM has shown outstanding qualities of dynamic leadership, organisational, managerial and professional competence of a very high order and has rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19880126