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Air Vice Marshal Rampati Kondaiah

Service No & Branch 6813 AE(M) (Orig: ENG)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 11 Nov 1962 Course: 21 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Apr 1996 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 09 Nov 1963Wg Cdr : 01 Dec 1982Gp Capt : 19 Nov 1985Acting Air Cmde : 30 Mar 1992
Air Cmde : 01 Jun 1992AVM : 01 Feb 1995
Training and Other Courses Attended
32 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 27 Nov 1976
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Gp Capt
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Dec 1979 - Wg Cdr4 WingAgra Chief Engineering Officer
29 Aug 1988 - 19 Nov 1991Gp Capt1 Base Repair DepotKanpur Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrRampati Kondaiah6813 AE(M)Award Date 26 Jan 1983Announced 26 Jan 1983
Details :

Wing Commander Kondaiah Rampati was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in Nov 62. An engineering officer of a proven capability he has undergone Defence Service Staff College course at Wellington. For three years he served with distinction as Senior Technical Instructor at Air Force Technical College. Since Dec 79, he is posted as Chief Engineering Officer at a major transport base.

During his tenure as CEO, he maintained the serviceability of the aircraft at his base at an average of 62% in 1980 and 52% in 1981 as against the target of 50%. On 29 Dec 80, one of the Squadron flew all 16 of their aircraft while the other Squadron had 15 out of 16 aircraft in serviceable condition. The CEO had to consistently guide his officers and staff in achieving this feat. He studied the problem of aero engines having large failure of cylinders. With great determination and zeal he introduced series of checks and servicing for timely detection of weak areas in the engine. As a result of this a large number of cylinder failures were detected on ground which otherwise would have created serious emergencies in the air. The Wing earned the distinction of nil accident rate during the year 1981. He inspired all his officers and men a sense of participation in achieving this herculean task. During the IAF Golden Jubilee Celebrations, in Feb 82 he organised the Air Static Display which was a grand success. For the initiative, dedication to duty in the discharge of his duties, the President is pleased to award V1SH- ISHT SEVA MEDAL to Wing Commander Kondaiah Rampati.

Unit : 4 Wing
Reference : GoI19830126
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