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Air Marshal Velayudhan Girish Kumar

Service No 6747 Branch F(P)

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Date of Birth: 03 Nov 1942
Date Commissioned 10 Nov 1962 Course 82 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Mar 2001
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Gp Capt : 15 Jul 1985Air Cmde : 01 Mar 1989Acting AVM : 21 Mar 1994AVM : 21 Mar 1994
Air Marshal : 17 Jul 1996
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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

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
19 Apr 1984 - 23 Nov 1986Gp CaptAirHQ Communications SquadronPalam CO
01 Nov 1988 - 01 Apr 1992Air CmdeEmbassy of India, USAWashington Air Attache
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Intelligence)
- 31 Mar 2001Air MshlNational Defence CollegeDelhi Cmdt
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 3
   
Vayu Sena Medal
Flt LtVelayudhan Girish Kumar6747 F(N)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1971
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Velayudhannair Girish Kumar has been serving with an operational Squadron since August 1966. In this Squadron, he has flown over 1,650 hours. In an earlier tenure with another operational Squadron, he carried out a number of trial landings at hitherto unused airfields. He flew numerous supply dropping missions in NEFA. During the earthquake in Nepal in 1966, he did commendable work in connection with reconnaissance flights and setting up of dropping zones. He has flown over 4,200 hours without accident.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Velayudhannair Girish Kumar displayed professional skill and devotion to duty.

Unit : Air HQ and Comm
Reference : Gazette of India dated 4th September 1971 - No.53 - Pres/71 dated 26th January 1971
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalVelayudhan Girish Kumar6747 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1998Announced 26 Jan 1998
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalVelayudhan Girish Kumar6747 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1999Announced 26 Jan 1999
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