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Air Vice Marshal Kilara Vamanet Iya

Service No 5813 Branch LGS
Date of Birth: 18 Nov 1936
Date Commissioned 30 Dec 1959 Course 18 GDOC Course
Service End Retired on 30 Nov 1992
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 30 Dec 1961Wg Cdr : 06 Nov 1980Acting Gp Capt : 01 Feb 1984Gp Capt : 19 Oct 1984
Air Cmde : 02 Jul 1990AVM : 01 Nov 1991
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

02 Jul 1990 - 30 Oct 1991Air Cmde25 Equipment DepotDevlali Air Officer Commanding
01 Nov 1991 - 30 Nov 1992AVMMaintenance CommandNagpur Air Officer in-charge Logistics Management
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMKilara Vamanet Iya5813 LGSAward Date 26 Jan 1993Announced 26 Jan 1993
Details :

Air Vice Marshal Kilara Vamana Iya was commissioned in the Logistics Branch of the Indian Air Force on 30th December, 1959. He has held a number of staff appointments with distinction.

As Deputy Director of the MiG-21 fleet at Air Headquarters during 1978-80, he organized logistics support for frontline squadrons in a very effective manner. As Commanding Officer of an ASP during 1984-85, he successfully organized Road Supply Service to the field units in the East, thereby, contributing to a high state of serviceability of the aircraft and associated equipment. As a member of the Directing Staff at College of Defence Management, he directed a number of important studies sponsored by the Services, resulting in implementation of the recommendations of the Services Study Team, which included a number of measures for streamlining the logistics support to IPKF in Sri Lanka to make it more cost­effective. As Air Officer Commanding of ED during AVSM 1993 1990-91, he introduced a modified version of transportation of aircraft on ground consignments to bring in cost reduction. He also successfully arranged discontinuance of the parallel run in the area of computerized inventory management and surrendered fully vacancies in different ranks and trades to bring in substantial saving.

Ever since he assumed the office of Air Officer Incharge Logistics Management at HQ Maintenance Command, he has been addressing himself to the twin objectives of rendering a high degree of satisfaction to the operational units of the Air Force and simultaneously bringing in cost reduction in inventory management. He has, thus, contributed substantially to sustain a high state of operational preparedness of the Air Force.

Air Vice Marshal Kilara Vamana Iya has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19930126