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Air Vice Marshal Pulaveri Srinivasa Rajagopal

Service No 4698 Branch AE(L)
Date of Birth: 26 Nov 1930
Date Commissioned 05 Apr 1954 Course 9 DEO Course
Service End Retired on 30 Nov 1986
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 12 Jul 1955Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1974Acting Gp Capt : 01 May 1978Gp Capt : 23 Jul 1979
Acting Air Cmde : 01 Mar 1983AVM : 15 Jul 1985
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- 01 Dec 1984Air CmdeAFS JalahalliBengaluru Air Officer Commanding
15 Jul 1985 - AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Sigs)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMPulaveri Srinivasa Rajagopal4698 AELAward Date 26 Jan 1987Announced 26 Jan 1987
Details :

Air Vice Marshal Pulaveri Srinivasa Rajagopalan Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force 5 April 1954.

He was specially chosen for various foreign courses and assignment such as training with Marconi in a radar equipment for Canberra Aircraft in U.K. Post Graduate Course in College of Aeronautics, Cranfield U.K., Acceptance Testing of High Power Amplifier of Air Defence Ground Environment System, Communications system in the USA, besides being detailed as contingent Commander, rear party of the UN assignment in Congo in 1962.

In 1978-79 as Senior Project Engineer, inCharge of System Technical Development in Radar and Communication Project Organisation conducted the Tethered Balloon experiment for metrological measurements, to identify a suitable location for installation of High Power Air Defence Radar.

In 1983, he took over the command of Air Force Station, Jalahali. He applied himself whole heartedly to bring about all round improvement in functional and administrative efficiency, as well as morale and welfare.

He took over as the Director of Signals at Air Headquarters in 1985. Immediately, he carried out a thorough review of the Policy and Plan of the systems and procedures in vogue with a view to asses their capability to assimilate the latest developments in the field of communication/electronics and ensure optimum utilisation in peace and war.

Some of his notable achievements include planning of a total integrated communication systems, dovetailed into the National Modernisation Plan of the Department of Telecommunications, evolving a secure Anti-jam Ground-toAir Communication system through updated spread spectrum techniques and solution to the long outstanding problem of development of an operationally viable system for Air to Air integration of fighter fleet without compromising equipment parameters.

He also carried out Data Communication capability assessment in ADGES­network AVSM 1987 and established the basic norms for evolving the system. He also conceived and developed Tactical Information Distribution System, incorporating Jam­resistant and secure Communication for large number of users in the Army, Navy and the Air Force.

AVM PS Rajagopalan has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19870126