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Air Vice Marshal Kurumthodathil Cherian Phillipose

Service No & Branch 7702 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: 20 Aug 1942 Commissioned: 28 Oct 1963 Course: 85 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Aug 1999 Superannuated Died on 28 Feb 2023 (81 Years age) Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 28 Oct 1964Wg Cdr : 21 Jun 1982Gp Capt : 19 May 1986Acting Air Cmde : 29 Apr 1991
Air Cmde : 17 Sep 1991AVM : 17 Sep 1996
Training and Other Courses Attended
8 FCL (Sqn Ldr) - 01 Nov 197611 LDMC (Sqn Ldr) - 31 Mar 1981
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- Wg CdrCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Directing Staff
24 Oct 1983 - 23 Jun 1985Wg CdrNo.45 SquadronJamnagar Commanding Officer
21 Jun 1993 - 26 Nov 1995Air Cmde33 WingJamnagar Air Officer Commanding
- AVM2 Air Defence Control CentreGandhinagar Air Officer Commanding
30 Jul 1996 - 10 Feb 1999AVMMaritime Air OperationsBombay Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeKurumthodathil Cherian Phillipose7702 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1995Announced 26 Jan 1995
Details :

Air Commodore Kurumthodathil Cherian Phillipose was commissioned as a fighter pilot in the flying branch of the IAF on 28 Oct 1963. He took an active part in 1965 and 1971 Indo Pak conflicts. A qualified fighter combat leader (FCL), he was on the staff of Tactics and Air Combat Development Establishment for a period of five years where he not only excelled as an instructor but also helped develop many new combat tactics. He has commanded a MiG­21 Squadron and has been the Chief Operation Officer of a major Air Force Wing equipped with fighters, transport and helicopters. He successfully completed Higher Command Course at College of Co­mbat and Long Defence Management Course at College of Defence Management and later distinguished himself as a directing staff at College of Air Warfare and at College of Defence Management, Hyderabad.

Air Commodore Phillipose took over as Air Officer Commanding, Air Force Station Jamnagar in Jun 1993. He used his vast and varied experience to ensure all round improvement of the Station and help augment its operational preparedness. Air Commodore Phillipose has been involved in every activity of the Station.

Air Commodore Kurumthodathil Cherian Phillipose has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19950126
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