|Service No & Branch||5666 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: -- --- --||Commissioned: 07 Feb 1959||Course: 74 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 30 Sep 1993 Superannuated|
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|06 Jun 1977 - 16 Jun 1979||Wg Cdr||No.43 Squadron||Jorhat||Commanding Officer|
|01 Jan 1984 - 01 Jan 1986||Gp Capt||Aircrew Examination Board||Hindon||Commanding Officer|
|07 Feb 1986 - 23 Dec 1987||Air Cmde||AFS Yelahanka||Bengaluru||Air Officer Commanding|
|09 Aug 1990 - 25 Sep 1997||No.43 Squadron||Commodore Commandant|
|02 Dec 1991 - 30 Sep 1993||AVM||Air Force Academy||Dundigal||Commandant|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Sqn Ldr||Puthettu Kurien Mani||5666 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1971|
|Details :|| |
Squadron Leader Puthettu Mani Kurien served with an operational squadron for a period of one and a half years. During this period, he carried out intensive operational flying recording 1,200 hours. In his 11 years of service, he has flown a total of 6,828 hours of which 2,500 hours are on operational sorties and 2,350 hours on instructional duties.
His untiring efforts towards training young Squadron pilots up to operational status brought about considerable improvement in the Squadron's operational capability. Inspite of adverse conditions, all operational tasks assigned to the Squadron were successfully completed.
Throughout, Squadron Leader Puthettu Mani Kurien displayed professional, skill and devotion to duty.
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 4th September 1971 - No.53 - Pres/71 dated 26th January 1971|