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Air Vice Marshal Murali Sundaram

Service No & Branch 12369 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 13 Jun 1970 Course: 104 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jan 2006 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held : Instructor Rating: A1
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 02 Jun 1990Acting Gp Capt : 11 Jan 1993Gp Capt : 01 May 1994Air Cmde : 12 Jan 1998
Acting AVM : 13 Jan 2004AVM : 12 Jan 2004
Training and Other Courses Attended
35 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 196838 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 20 Nov 198239 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1999
Badges Qualified
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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

20 Jan 1969 - 31 Jul 1969Flt CdtElementary Flying SchoolBidar Trainee Pilot
01 Aug 1969 - 18 Jan 1970Flt CdtAir Force Flying CollegeJodhpur Trainee Pilot
19 Jan 1970 - 22 Jun 1970Flt CdtFighter Training WingHakimpet Trainee Pilot
23 Jun 1970 - 05 Mar 1972Plt OffrOperational Training UnitKalaikunda UT/ Staff Pilot
15 Oct 1971 - 30 Dec 1971Plt OffrNo.122 (Ad-Hoc) SquadronJaisalmer Squadron Pilot
06 Mar 1972 - 17 Jun 1973Fg OffrNo.17 SquadronHashimara Squadron Pilot
18 Jun 1973 - 11 Jan 1976Fg OffrNo.27 SquadronPathankot Squadron Pilot
12 Jan 1976 - 12 Jul 1976Flt LtFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Instructor Trainee
13 Jul 1976 - 15 Jan 1978Flt LtElementary Flying SchoolBidar Flying Instructor
16 Jan 1978 - 21 Sep 1979Flt LtOperational Conversion UnitKalaikunda Staff Pilot
22 Sep 1979 - 10 Jan 1982Flt LtIraq AFIraq Flying Instructor
22 Nov 1982 - 16 Feb 1986Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
17 Feb 1986 - 05 Jul 1987Sqn LdrNo.14 SquadronAmbala Flight Commander
06 Jul 1987 - 31 Jan 1988Wg Cdr7 WingAmbala SFS&IO
01 Feb 1988 - 04 Mar 1990Wg CdrAircrew Examination BoardHindon Flying Examiner
05 Mar 1990 - 20 Oct 1991Wg CdrNo.27 Squadron Commanding Officer
22 Dec 1991 - 06 Dec 1992Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi Deputy Director (Ops 1A)
07 Dec 1992 - 20 Feb 1995Gp CaptFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Commanding Officer
10 Apr 1995 - 26 Feb 1997Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi JD (Ops, Joint Plg)
03 Mar 1997 - 31 Oct 1997Gp Capt14 WingChabua Station Commander
01 Nov 1997 - 31 Dec 1998Air Cmde14 WingChabua Air Officer Commanding
04 Dec 1999 - 16 Dec 2000Air CmdeCentral Air CommandAllahabad Air-I
04 Jan 2001 - 11 Jan 2004Air CmdeHigh Commission of India, United KingdomLondon Air Advisor
12 Jan 2004 - 31 Jan 2006AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Training
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeMurali Sundaram12369 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1999Announced 26 Jan 1999
Details :

Air Commodore Murli Sundaram (12369) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the fighter: stream of Flying (Pilot) branch of the Indian Air Force on 13 Jun 70. Through out his long and distinguished career, the Air Officer has excelled in every field, gaining fully ops status on MiG­21 variants, Hunters, Jaguars and Mirages. He is a qualified flying instructor holding A­1 category. During his tenure at the Flying Instructors School, he was instrumental


prototype evaluation and induction of current generation of trainers in the Training Command. He commanded a Jaguar squadron with distinction. Prior to his current appointment, he worked as Director Operations (Joint Planning) at Air Headquarters. He successfully planned IndoUS Cooperation meetings and the conduct of Aero India 96 at Bangalore.

He was appointed Air Officer Commanding of Air Force Station, Chabua in Mar 97. The major task of his station is to impart op training to budding fighter pilots of the 1AF. With his concerted efforts, all the tasks were completed on time. With zealous application of his professional acumen, managerial skills and untiring perseverance, he has brought about a sea change at the base in the airfield environment and maintenance practices.

With personal involvement and optimization of resources, he has brought all around eco­nomy in expenditure. To over come acute shortage of accommodation at his station, he has started a temporary housing scheme that has helped in improving the quality of life of all personnel.

Air Commodore Murli Sundaram has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19990126
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