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Air Chief Marshal Srinivasapuram Krishnaswamy

Service No 6338 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 14 Jan 1943
Date Commissioned 19 Dec 1961 Course 80 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Dec 2004
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 19 Dec 1966Sqn Ldr : 19 Dec 1972Wg Cdr : 22 Jan 1980Gp Capt : 30 Nov 1984
Air Cmde : 01 Sep 1988AVM : 29 Jul 1993Air Marshal : 01 Feb 1996C-in-C : 01 Apr 1997
Air Chief Marshal : 31 Dec 2001
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Notes: 1) Ranks shown are substantive ranks at retirement. 2)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 3)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

11 Jan 1978 - 27 Oct 1980Wg CdrNo.35 SquadronPune/ Bareilly CO
- 01 Dec 1990Air Cmde2 WingLohegaon (Pune) AOC
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS( Plans)
01 Feb 1996 - 23 Jul 1996Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi DCAS
01 Apr 1997 - 30 Nov 1997Air MshlCentral Air CommandAllahabad AOC-in-C
01 Dec 1997 - 31 Oct 1999Air MshlSouth Western Air CommandGandhinagar AOC-in-C
01 Nov 1999 - 31 Jul 2001Air MshlWestern Air CommandDelhi AOC-in-C
01 Aug 2001 - 31 Dec 2001Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi VCAS
31 Dec 2001 - 31 Dec 2004Air Chf MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi CAS
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 5
Mention in Despatches
Flt LtSrinivasapuram Krishnaswamy6338 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1966
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 23 Squadron
Reference : Gazette of India , 5th November 1966 - No.77 - Pres/66 dated 27th October 1966
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrSrinivasapuram Krishnaswamy6338 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1978
Details :

Wing Commander Srinivaspuram Krishna swamy served in Tactical and Air Combat Development Establishment for one year. During this period, he performed the duties of a Flight Commander and a staff pilot and conducted Fighter Combat Leaders' course. As Flight Commander, he carried out the difficult tusk of running the Daily Servicing Section, often working round the clock with a view to ensuring a high standard of performance. He used his professional knowledge as a test pilot to guide airmen/ technicians working under him and motivate them, by personal example, to work hard. It was because of his deep involvement with the maintenance activities of the Daily Servicing Section and also the Repair and Servicing Section, that the establishment was able to meet its commitments. In the air also, he was able to assist in the wide range of complicated operational flying tasks of the establishment. His contribution has not been confined to this establishment alone, he has often been called upon to carry out special test flights on such aircraft as had developed peculiar snags and were unsafe for flying even by experienced Squadron Pilots. Despite the hazards involved in such flights and considering that he is not employed on test flying duties, he has always accepted these commitments willingly and executed the flights ensuring maximum safe by both to the pilot and the aircraft. Because of his deep knowledge, he was asked to give special lectures on aerodynamics to all pilots, even at other bases and thus promoted among them a higher consciousness of flight safety.

Wing Commander Srinivaspuram Krishnaswamy has thus displayed high professional skill, competence and devotion to duty of an exceptional order.

Unit : TACDE
Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd December 1979 - No.67- Pres/79 dated 26th January 1978
Bar to Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrSrinivasapuram Krishnaswamy6338 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1982
Details :

Wing Commander Srinivasapuram Krishna swamy was in Command of one the fighter Squadrons since January, 1978. He has a total flying of 3300 hours on 29 different type of aircraft. He is a test pilot and a Fighter Combat Leader of very high caliber.

As the Commanding Officer of a Squadron, he converted both flights equipped with different type of aircraft on the specialized role in a very short time of just seven months. All Squadron aircrew were also made fully operational during the same period. Also under his able leadership the Squadron trained large number of the pilots on Fighter Combat Leader course in specialized role, which has resulted in great improvements in Fighter tactics in the Indian Air Force.

Wing Commander Srinivasapuram Krishnaswamy has thus displayed professional competence, leadership and devotion to duty of an exceptional order.

Unit : 35 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd January 1983 - No.1-Pres/83 dated 26th January 1982
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMSrinivasapuram Krishnaswamy6338 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1996Announced 26 Jan 1996
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalSrinivasapuram Krishnaswamy6338 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1998Announced 26 Jan 1998
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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