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Air Vice Marshal Sreedhara Laksminarayanan

Service No & Branch 5565 MET
Date of Birth: Commissioned: 17 Nov 1958 Course: 3 MET Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Aug 1985 Superannuated Died on 26 Aug 2017
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1971Acting Gp Capt : 01 Jul 1976Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1977Acting Air Cmde : 30 May 1977
Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1978AVM : 19 Oct 1984
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

30 May 1977 - 05 Sep 1984Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director, Meteorology
06 Sep 1984 - 31 Aug 1985AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Director, Meteorology
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMSreedhara Laksminarayanan5565 METAward Date 26 Jan 1986Announced 26 Jan 1986
Details :

Air Vice Marshal Sreedharan Lakshminarayanan Meteorological joined the IAF Meteorological Branch as Flight Lieutenant in 1958 on secondment from India Meteorological Department. During 27 years tenure in IAF, AVSM 1986 he held a number of important appointments viz Chief Instructor (Met) at AFAC, C Met O at HQ EAC, Trg Comd, WAC and finally was appointed Director of Meteorology at Air Headquarters in May 1977 in the rank of Air Commodore. He was promoted as AVM in Sep 84 and retired from service on 31 Aug 85.

AVM Lakshminarayanan, throughout his career, had a passion of learning. He had special aptitude for Applied Mathematics and successfully devised and applied number of theorems to the theoretical study of cyclones. Culmination of this study led to the publication of his book “Theorems of Cyclones" by Indian Meteorological Society in 1984. The book was formally released on 11 Feb 1985 by Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organisation, Prof. Obasi, who profusely commended the work. Apart from the book, a large number of research papers written by him have been published in various Meteorological magazines.

As Director of Meteorology at Air HQ, he ensured that the IAF Met branch kept pace with the fast developing technology and embarked on an ambitious modernization programme of IAF Met Services during the period 197985. He also introduced Advance Course in Satellite Meteorology in IAF which helped in considerable improvement of weather forecasting ability of Metrological officers leading to better Flight Safety environment.

He represented IAF in the International Monsoon Experiment (Monex-79) and acted as Chairman, Aircraft Operation Committee of “Cyclone Symposium" held at Bhubneswar in Jan 84 which evoked considerable awareness towards disaster preparedness in the cyclone prone areas of our country. Recently he has been appointed Chairman of the Task Force for establishing Cyclone Probing Aircraft facility in the country.

Air Vice Marshal Sreedharan Lakshminarayanan has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19860126
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