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Air Vice Marshal Puthettu Kurien Mani

Service No & Branch 5666 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 07 Feb 1959 Course: 74 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Sep 1993 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Sep 1978Acting Gp Capt : 09 Mar 1981Air Cmde : 01 Sep 1986AVM : 02 Dec 1991
Training and Other Courses Attended
28 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1988
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Air Cmde

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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

06 Jun 1977 - 16 Jun 1979Wg CdrNo.43 SquadronJorhat Commanding Officer
01 Jul 1979 - 30 Jun 1981Wg CdrRSAFSingapore Flying Instructor
01 Jan 1984 - 01 Jan 1986Gp CaptAircrew Examination BoardHindon Commanding Officer
07 Feb 1986 - 23 Dec 1987Air CmdeAFS YelahankaBengaluru Air Officer Commanding
09 Aug 1990 - 25 Sep 1997No.43 Squadron Commodore Commandant
02 Dec 1991 - 30 Sep 1993AVMAir Force AcademyDundigal Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrPuthettu Kurien Mani5666 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.

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Reference : Gazette of India dated 4th September 1971 - No.53 - Pres/71 dated 26th January 1971
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