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Air Marshal Shashikumar Samuel Ramdas

Service No 4930 Branch AE(M)
Date of Birth: 17 Oct 1933
Date Commissioned 04 Apr 1955 Course 10 DEO Course
Service End Retired on 01 Nov 1990
Remarks : CMD, Indian Airlines. Trained and qualified as a pilot, and flown fighters, transports and helicopters
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
04 Apr 1955 - 26 Sep 1956Plt OffrTechnical Training CollegeJalahali (West) Trg
01 Oct 1956 - 01 Feb 1957Plt OffrArmament Training WingJamnagar Supernumary
15 Feb 1957 - 01 Mar 1958Plt OffrNo.27 SquadronAdampur EO
01 Mar 1958 - 01 Aug 1958Fg Offr111 Sqn RAFWattisham, UK Trg on Hunter A/c
01 Aug 1958 - 31 Dec 1959Fg OffrNo.27 SquadronAmbala EO
01 Jan 1960 - 28 Jan 1960Flt LtNo.27 SquadronAmbala EO
30 Jan 1960 - 31 May 1961Flt LtAir Force Flying CollegeJodhpur Flt Cdt
01 Aug 1961 - 01 Dec 1961Flt LtJoint Training WingHakimpet Flt Cdt
01 Jan 1962 - 10 Jul 1962Flt LtNo.14 SquadronAmbala EO
11 Jul 1962 - 01 Oct 1962Sqn Ldr9 WingHalwara CTO
01 Oct 1962 - 01 Jun 1964Sqn Ldr5 WingKalaikunda CTO
01 Jun 1964 - 01 Jun 1966Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi ADTS2
01 Jun 1966 - 01 Nov 1968Sqn LdrA&ATUKanpur STO
01 Nov 1968 - 01 Dec 1969Sqn LdrIATPune 8 SW Course
01 Jan 1970 - 01 Dec 1970Sqn LdrNo.220 SquadronPune STO
01 Jan 1971 - 30 Apr 1971Sqn Ldr32 WingJodhpur STO
01 May 1971 - 01 Jul 1972Wg Cdr32 WingJodhpur STO
01 Aug 1972 - 01 Aug 1975Wg CdrEmbassy of India, United KingdomLondon Deputy AA
01 Sep 1975 - 01 Jan 1976Wg CdrEmbassy of India, United KingdomCranwell HAC Course
01 Jan 1976 - 01 Mar 1976Wg CdrCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad DS
01 Mar 1976 - 01 Jul 1978Wg Cdr32 WingJodhpur CEO
01 Jul 1978 - 01 Feb 1979Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi DD (Eng C)
01 Mar 1979 - 01 Aug 1979Gp CaptBae, UKColtishall Leader, Jaguar Trg Team
01 Aug 1979 - 27 Jul 1981Gp Capt7 WingAmbala CEO
28 Jul 1981 - 20 Aug 1982Gp Capt5 Base Repair DepotSulur CO
21 Aug 1982 - 01 Dec 1984Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Eng)
01 Jan 1985 - 01 Dec 1985Air CmdeNational Defence CollegeDelhi Student
01 Jan 1986 - 08 May 1989AVMWestern Air CommandDelhi SMSO
09 May 1989 - 01 Nov 1990Air MshlMaintenance CommandNagpur SMSO
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 4
    
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrShashikumar Samuel Ramdas4930 TECHAward Date Announced 26 Jan 1970
Details :

Squadron Leader Shashikumar Samuel Ram das has been working as the Engineering Officer of a testing unit since February 1966. He has also put in over 150 hours of flying. It was entirely due to his initiative, hard work and supervision that ground equipment was fabricated and servicing schedules were made out for a new type of aircraft in the unit. This in turn enabled the unit to continue flight tests, as a result of which recommendations for a substantial number of modifications and improvements could be made. He also carried out a close study of the ground equipment supplied by M/s. H. A.L. and made valuable recommendations regarding its re-design. It is because of his unfailing efforts that the ground equipment which will now go into service will be a vast improvement on the one initially supplied by the manufacturers. Squadron Leader Ramdas was also responsible for carrying out various systems assessments on the type. Here, he not only applied his knowledge as an engineering officer but also as a pilot, with the result that once again recommendations made by him when introduced will make servicing of the aircraft easier.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Shashikumar Samuel Ramdas displayed exceptional devotion to duty, initiative and professional skill.

Unit : A&ATU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 25th April 1970 - No.16 - Pres/70 dated 26th January 1970
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrShashikumar Samuel Ramdas4930 AEMAward Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India, No. 85-Pres/72., dated 22nd June 1972
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeShashikumar Samuel Ramdas4930 AEMAward Date 26 Jan 1985Announced 26 Jan 1985
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit :
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalShashikumar Samuel Ramdas4930 AEMAward Date 26 Jan 1991Announced 26 Jan 1991
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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Additional Notes

Remarks: by SS Ramdas Note added: 2017-09-13
Post IAF Career (1990 onwards)
Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Airlines (1990-91)
Concurrently, Chairman and Managing Director of Vayudoot Ltd (1990-91)
Director on Board of Directors of Air-India (1990-91)
Member on Board of National Airports Authority (NAA) (1990-91)
Member on Board of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Udan Akademi (IGRUA) (1990-91)
Aviation and Engineering Consultant (1992-2014)
Member on Boards of Directors of various Companies (1993-2003)
Director on Board of Blue Dart Express Ltd (Chairman since 2004) (1994-2007)
Arbitrator on an International Arbitration Tribunal (aviation related) (1997-2001)
Member of Civil Aviation Committee of the Confederation of Indian Industry (1999-2008)
Chairman of NGO involved with Deceased Donor Human Organ Transplants (2002-2013)