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Air Vice Marshal Ravi Kant Srivastava

Service No & Branch 13312 AE(L)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 01 Jan 1973 Course: 3 AEC Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 2008 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Aug 1992Gp Capt : 01 Sep 1996Air Cmde : 01 Nov 2003AVM : 03 Sep 2007
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Air Cmde
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

- Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Principal Director (Engineering D)
01 Oct 2005 - 30 Aug 2007Air Cmde3 Base Repair DepotChandigarh Air Officer Commanding
01 Jun 2008 - AirHQ Communications Squadron Commodore Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMRavi Kant Srivastava13312 AELAward Date 26 Jan 2008Announced 26 Jan 2008
Details :

Air Commodore (now Air Vice Marshal) Ravi Kant Srivastava (13312) AE (L) was commissioned in Engineering Branch of IAF on 01 Jan 73. In his 34 years of service, he has held various important appointments like Principal Director Engg D at Air HQ, Chief Engineering Officer at Air Force Station Borjhar and Director Signal Intelligence at Army HQ. He also has the distinction of commanding a Wireless Experimental unit and an Air Force Liaison Establishment. Presently, he is posted as Air Officer Commanding of a premier Base Repair Depot.

As Chief Engineering Officer, Air Force Station Borjhar, he ensured smooth Induction of Mi-17 helicopters in a Helicopter Unit. He is one of the pioneers of the Boeing 737 Flight of Air HQ Communication Squadron maint enance team which took up the task of induction and setting up infrastructure for servicing. For his organizing acumen and vision he was especially selected to head the Dte of Eng D. As Principal Director Engg D, he was chiefly instrumental in guiding and coordinating a plethora of activities to transform the Dte of Eng D into a professional team. He was also tasked to review technical Air Force Orders at Air HQ which he accomplished in a professional manner.

Air Commodore RK Srivastava is a hardcore professional with high level of dedication, devotion and 'Never Say Die' attitude. Due to exemplary military leadership qualities, clubbed with his inherent engineering skill, the BRD has grown from strength to strength and developed innovative techniques, modern tooling to reclaim few expensive parts of the helicopter aggregated which were otherwise being rendered Cat 'E' and procured from abroad. This has resulted in saving of foreign exchange. His proactive, constructive and visionary approach has resulted in an overall improvement in work culture and productivity of the BRD inspite of spares crunch thereby generating a professional work ethos at the depot. The BRD under his leadership has been adjudged as “Best Aircraft Maintenance Support BRD" in the year 2006.

Air Commodore Ravi Kant Srivastava has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI20080126
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