|Date of Birth:||20 Dec 1935|
|Date Commissioned||17 Jul 1954||Course||63 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 31 Dec 1995|
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|01 Apr 1971 - 14 Dec 1973||Wg Cdr||No.37 Squadron||Tezpur/ Kalaikunda||CO|
|01 Dec 1972 -||Wg Cdr||2 Wing||Pune||COO|
|-||Gp Capt||15 Wing||Bareilly||Stn Cdr|
|-||Gp Capt||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Director (Intelligence)|
|01 Sep 1982 - 01 Jan 1986||Air Cmde||Embassy of India, Russia||Moscow||Air Attache|
|01 Jan 1986 - 01 Jan 1987||Air Cmde||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Director (PO)|
|01 Sep 1986 - 01 Jan 1989||AVM||South Western Air Command||Jodhpur||SASO|
|01 Nov 1989 - 31 Jan 1991||Air Mshl||Central Air Command||Allahabad||SASO|
|01 Feb 1991 - 30 Apr 1992||Air Mshl||Central Air Command||Allahabad||AOC-in-C|
|01 May 1992 - 30 Jul 1993||Air Mshl||Western Air Command||Delhi||AOC-in-C|
|01 Aug 1993 - 31 Dec 1995||Air Chf Mshl||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||CAS|
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|Maha Vir Chakra|
|Wg Cdr||Swaroop Krishna Kaul||4721 F(P)||Award Date 04 Dec 1971||Announced 26 Jan 1972|
|Details :||At the outbreak of hostilities, Wing Commander S K Kaul, the Commanding Officer of a Fighter Bomber Squadron [No.37 Squadron, Hunters], volunteered for an urgent task to photograph certain areas in Bangla Desh. These photographs were badly needed in order to finalise our ArmyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s assault plans. The officer carried out four missions deep into enemy territories ot cover the heavily defended sectors of Comila, Sylhet and Saidapur. At times, he had to fly as low as 200 feet over the most heavily defended enemy locations. Undaunted, he flew through these barrages, making repeated runs in each of his missions and successfully completed the task. On 4th December 1971, he again volunteered for another task to photograph the Tezgaon and Kurmitola airfields. His reconnaissance flights over these two airfields, in the face of the most sustained and heavy enemy ground fire stood out as acts of heroism, extreme gallantry and devotion to duty. In addition to his reconnaissance exploits, he led the very first eight aircraft strike mission over Dacca. In this raid, his formation encountered four enemy aircraft near the target area. With exemplary leadership, he manoeuvred his forces in such a manner that two of the enemy aircraft could be shot down and the other two fled. The target thus became clear for attack. Throughout the period of operations, Wing Commander Kaul led his squadron boldly, with tenacity and personally displayed courage of an exceptionally high order in the face of the enemy|
|Unit : 37 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 12th February 1972 - No.20 - Pres/72 dated 20th January 1972|
|Param Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Marshal||Swaroop Krishna Kaul||4721 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1992||Announced 26 Jan 1992|
|Details :|| |
Air Marshal Swaroop Krishna Kaul was commissioned as a fighter pilot in the IAF on the 17th July, 1954. A graduate of Defence Services Staff College, the Air Officer has, during his long and distinguished career, held a number of command and staff appointments which include the command of a fighter squadron during war, Senior Air Staff Officer of two operational commands and Air AttachÃƒÂ© in Moscow.
An outstanding fighter pilot of repute, he commanded a fighter squadron in the eastern sector during the Indo-Pak war in 1971. Displaying leadership of a high degree, he personally led several missions deep into enemy territory to obtain complete air superiority over the area of operations. For his gallant conduct throughout the period of war, he was awarded the Maha Vir Chakra in 1971.
The Air Officer holds the unique distinction of serving as the Senior Air Staff Officer of two operational commands viz South Western Air Command and the Central Air Command. In these appointments, he brought about a number of innovative improvements which significantly enhanced the IAF's operational potential without a substantial change in resources. On his appointment as AOC-in-C of Central Air Command, the Air Officer has brought to bear his vast operational and staff experience with the ultimate objective of building his command into a formidable fighting machine in the most cost effective manner.
Air Marshal Swaroop Krishna Kaul, MVC has, thus, rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.
|Unit : CAC|
|Reference : GoI19920126|