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Air Vice Marshal Bipin Chandran Kurup

Service No 7505 Branch ADM
Date of Birth: 27 Nov 1940
Date Commissioned 21 Jun 1963 Course 26 GDOC Course
Service End Retired on 30 Nov 1996
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 05 Mar 1984Gp Capt : 01 Mar 1989Air Cmde : 01 Nov 1993AVM : 01 Feb 1996
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Oct 1993 - 10 Nov 1995Air CmdeAir Force Administrative CollegeCoimbatore Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrBipin Chandran Kurup7505 ADMAward Date 26 Jan 1986Announced 26 Jan 1986
Details :

Wing Commander Bipin Chandran Kurup (7505) Administrative was commissioned in the Jun 63 and inducted into air defence stream. With his extraordinary keenness and devotion to his profession, he attained professional categories in very short time.

During his tenure at two premier Signal Units he worked hard, much beyond the call of duty, to prepare and formulate training documents. Some examples of the officer's total involvement are the work done by him on a number of fighter controllers' notes. The notes prepared by him on the sophisticated radar, when it was inducted into service, are extensively used by all controllers even today. His zeal, organizing ability and devotion to duty had been instrumental in enabling his units to maintain a high category state of controllers, thereby improving the operational potential of the unit.

The officer with unflagging zeal and utmost devotion carried out his excellent work, when posted to the Directorate of Air Staff Inspection. He brought about many effective changes in the pattern of inspection, wherein realistic live and simulated exercises were undertaken for analysis of operational potential of units. He revised the syllabus and procedure of fighter controller's categorization scheme to meet the challenge of changing ground environment. Inspite of the busy inspection schedule, he always willingly involved himself in organizing professional activities, like workshops for examiners and publication of articles on professional subjects.

Wing Commander Kurup, with his keen intellect, professional acumen, untiring zeal, practical approach to problems and meticulous attention to details has made a significant contribution in improving the operational preparedness of Air Defence Units. The President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Wing Commander Bipin Chandran Kurup.

Unit : AHQ
Reference : GoI19860126