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Group Captain Krishnarao Narayanrao Paradkar

Service No 7639 Branch AE(L)
Date of Birth: 10 Apr 1939
Date Commissioned 01 Jul 1963 Course
Service End Retired on 29 Mar 1993
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal
Gp CaptKrishnarao Narayanrao Paradkar7639 AE(M)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1991
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Gp Capt KN Paradkar was commissioned in erstwhile Signals Branch of the IAF, in Jul 63. He served for five years, with distinction, in Guided Weapon Squadron and Wing, and took active part in Squadron mobilities during 1971 Operations. Immediately thereafter, in 1972, he was selected for post graduation in "Aviation Electronics" at Cranfield Institute of Technology, England, where, he, once again, secured the highest marks.

Since his return from UK in 1974, Gp Capt Paradkar has been engaged in all aspects of Electronic Warfare (EW) activity. The officer took over as the Commandant, 1 Wireless Experimental Centre, an inter-service almamater for SIGINT activities, in Jan 89.

However, it is in the field of Signals Intelligence communications that Gp Capt Paradkar has excelled. He has revolutionized the concept of SI dedicated communication. The new systems have opened up possibilities of unattended operation which would ultimately result in saving in manpower as well.

In recognition of his sustained, selfless hard work with utmost devotion and dedication of exceptional order, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Gp Capt KN Paradkar.

Unit : 1 Wireless Experimental C
Reference : Gazette of India dated 24th August 1991 - No.3-Pres/91 dated 26th January 1991