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Air Vice Marshal Krishnaswamy Shridharan

Service No 7019 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 25 Feb 1941
Date Commissioned 19 Jan 1963 Course 83 Course
Service End Retired on 28 Feb 1997
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Acting Gp Capt : 30 Apr 1986Gp Capt : 19 Jul 1985Air Cmde : 01 Aug 1989AVM : 20 Apr 1995
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- Air CmdeKSBDelhi Secretary
- Air Cmde3 WingPalam (Delhi) Air Officer Commanding
21 Jul 1989 - 01 Jan 1990Air CmdeDSSCWellington HOTT (Air)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg CdrKrishnaswamy Shridharan7019 F(P)Award Date 20 Sep 1980Announced 26 Jan 1982
Details :

Wing Commander Krishnaswamy Sridharan has been in Command of a Helicopter Unit since March, 1979. He has to his credit a total of 5300 hours of flying, out of which 4611 hours were flown without a single accident. He is a Flight Inspector and qualified Flying Instructor holding 'A' Category.

On the 20th September, 1980, one of the helicopters from his unit had met with an accident and had turned outside down in Nanak Sagar Lake. He was flying in the area and was aware of the fact that the four aircrew were marooned and one of them did not know swimming. He therefore, landing his helicopter in the shortest possible time next to the ill fated helicopter and directed his copilot to throw his turban to rescue the marooned aircrew. When this action failed, with great presence of mind, he manoeuvred his helicopter very close to the other helicopter and picked up all the four aircrew, two at a time. By this courageous action and total disregard for his personal safety, he saved the lives of four valuable aircrew.

Wing Commander Krishnaswamy Sridharan has thus displayed high professional competence, leadership and exceptional devotion to duty.

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Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd January 1983 - No.1-Pres/83 dated 26th January 1982