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Air Vice Marshal Chinnabhandar Narasingara Ranganath

Service No & Branch 13471 AE(L)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 02 Jul 1973 Course: 4 AEC Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Jun 2009 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Mar 1993Gp Capt : 03 Feb 1997Air Cmde : 01 Jan 2004AVM : 01 Dec 2007
Training and Other Courses Attended
43 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 07 May 1988
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Air Cmde
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Nov 1996 - Gp CaptAircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore Chief Research and Projects Officer
07 Mar 2005 - 25 Mar 2007Air Cmde5 Base Repair DepotSulur Air Officer Commanding
04 Apr 2007 - 30 Nov 2007Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Principal Director (Signals Air)
- 30 Jun 2009AVMWestern Air CommandDelhi Senior Maintenance Staff Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptChinnabhandar Narasingara Ranganath13471 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 1999Announced 26 Jan 1999
Details :

Group Captain CN Ranganath (13471) AE (L) has, been on the posted strength of ASTE since July 1993. He has been functioning as Chief Research and Project Officer (CRPO) since November 1996. Group Captain CN Ranganath, by extensive liaison with a number of design agencies, evolved new and fool proof procedural and testing methods for expeditious clearance of trial mods.

During the year 1997, ASTE celebrated its Silver Jubilee. Throughout the year a large number of functions and events were organised. Group Captain Ranganath was the Chief Coordinator for all these functions/ events. Skillful interaction between various civil agencies and providing a disciplined leadership to different organising committee members enabled Group Captain Ranganath in successfully organizing diverse events. It was a feather in the cap of this establishment that such events were conducted with enthusiasm and finesse.

The most prestigious event of the Silver Jubilee celebration was the National Seminar on Flight Testing organised by ASTE. Flight Test experts from the USA, UK, Europe, Russia and Israel participated along with Research and Development Scientists. The Chief Guest was the CAS and the seminar was presided over by Bharat Ratna Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. To conduct a seminar of this scope, particularly in an Air Force establishment called for original, meticulous planning and dedicated hard work. The fact that it was an outstanding success, was a tribute to the organisational skills of Group Captain Ranganath. The seminar was immensely successful in projecting the high standard of professionalism of the IAF in general and ASTE in particular amongst the aviation fraternity from both India and abroad.

For his significant contribution in organising the seminar on Flight Testing and for continued distinguished service of a high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain CN Ranganath.

Unit : ASTE
Reference : GoI19990126
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMChinnabhandar Narasingara Ranganath13471 AELAward Date 26 Jan 2008Announced 26 Jan 2008
Details :

Air Commodore Chinnabhandar Narasingara Ranganath VSM (13471) AE (L) was commissioned in the IAF on 01 Jul 72. He is a graduate of DSSC and is also a qualified Flight Test instrumentation Engineer (FTIE). He has held many important field and staff appointments which include Senior Test Engineer and Chief Research and Project Officer at Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment (ASTE), JD of Air Staff Requirements at Air HQ, Chief Engg Officer at one of the premier fighter bases in the eastern sector and Command Technical Training Officer at HQ Training Command. He was commended by the Chief of Air Staff in 1991 and was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal for distinguished service in 1999. Presently, he is the Air Officer Commanding of a Base Repair Depot (BRD) at Air Force Station, Sulur since 07 Mar 05. After assuming command of BRD, Air Cmde Ranganath steered the depot towards attaining the highest standards of professional excellence resulting in the depot being awarded the Best Aircraft BRD trophy in Maintenance Command for the year 2006. Under his dynamic and able leadership, wide ranging improvements have been made in the working as well as the living environment at the depot which has boosted the morale of all sections of depot personnel. His pioneering effort in providing guest hose facilities for DSC personnel and their families at the depot has been considered by AOCin-C, Maintenance Command as worthy of emulation by other units. It is entirely due to his tenacious approach and determined efforts that Sulur is the first station where the Married Accommodation Project for PBORs has been completed and taken over.

As the AOC of BRD, the air officer is also responsible for providing various administrative services to co-located Wing and its lodger units, but under the functional and administrative control of Southern Air Command. He has displayed exceptional management skills, sagacity, tact and maturity in not only providing efficient admin services but also in providing a harmonious living environment and promoting healthy camaraderie among all personnel at the air force station.

Air Commodore Chinnabhandar Narasingara Ranganath VSM has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI20080126
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