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Air Commodore Vrittamani Srinivasaiyangar Govindarajan

Service No & Branch 12232 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 20 Dec 1969 Course: 103 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jan 2004 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Feb 1990Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1993Air Cmde : 21 Jan 2000
Training and Other Courses Attended
34 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 196842 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 09 May 198740 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2000
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- 01 Dec 1978Flt LtNo.1 Target Tug UnitCochin Squadron Pilot
28 Dec 1992 - 11 Mar 1996Gp CaptParatrooper Training SchoolAgra Commanding Officer
04 Jan 2001 - 14 Jul 2002Air Cmde12 WingChandigarh Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Gp CaptVrittamani Srinivasaiyangar Govindarajan12232 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1995
Details :

Group Captain VS Govindarajan was commissioned on 20 December 1969 in the flying branch of IAF. He has been a Flight Commander, Chief Flying Instructor and Senior Flying Training Officer in the Training Command. He is a graduate of Defence Services Staff College.

Gp Capt VS Govindarajan was appointed the Commanding Officer of Paratroopers' Training School (PTS) on 08 December 1992. He was tasked to conduct trials and evolve a procedure for day formation by AN-32 aircraft (ac). He carried out trials within a short period of one month and also trained the supervisors of other units so that the first new formation para drop exercise by day could be carried out in April 1993 at a high altitude dropping zone in Northern Sector.

In June 1993 he was tasked to conduct trials for night close formation on AN-32 ac. Within one month he succeeded in evolving a detailed procedure and ensured requisite modification of the aircraft. In July 1993 he successfully flew as section of six aircraft in a new night formation profile.

In Feb 94 he was appointed type force commander for conducting a large scale Army airborne assault exercise by night. The safe and successful conduct of the exercise was due to the highest leadership qualities displayed by Gp Capt VS Govindarajan.

Under Gp Capt VS Govindarajan's leadership, the Akash Ganga skydiving team of PTS won the National Sky Diving Championship Trophy in 1993. The first ever Indian Combat Freefall Course was conducted in 1994. Para Jumping Instructors of PTS achieved a record freefall from 28,500 feet for the first time.

For exceptional devotion to duty the President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Gp Capt Vrithamani Srinivasaaiyangar Govindarajan.

Unit : Para Training School
Reference : Gazette of India dated 11th March 1995 - No.99-Pres/94 dated 26th January 1995
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