|Service No & Branch||14104 F(P)||Stream :Fighters|
|Date of Birth: -- --- ----||Commissioned: 11 Jul 1975||Course: 114 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 31 Mar 2014 Superannuated||Flying Hours : 3200||Nick Name :|
|Qualifications Held :|
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|30 Jan 1995 - 25 Mar 1997||Wg Cdr||No.5 Squadron||Ambala||Commanding Officer|
|01 May 2004 - 01 Jun 2006||Air Cmde||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Principal Director (Air Staff Requirements)|
|01 Dec 2006 - 01 May 2008||Air Cmde||Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment||Bangalore||Commandant|
|05 May 2008 - 24 May 2009||AVM||Maritime Air Operations||Bombay||Air Officer Commanding|
|25 May 2009 - 31 Jul 2011||AVM||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Ops Space|
|25 Mar 2011 -||No.5 Squadron||Commodore Commandant|
|01 Aug 2011 - 30 Apr 2012||Air Marshal||Eastern Air Command||Shillong||Senior Air Staff Officer|
|01 Apr 2012 - 31 Mar 2014||Air Marshal||Integrated Defence Staff||New Delhi||DCIDS (Policy, Plans, For|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Muthumanikam Matheswaran||14104 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1997|
|Details :|| |
Wing Commander Muthumanickam Matheswaran was commissioned on 11 Jul 75 as a Fighter Pilot. He is an Experimental Test Pilot and a Fighter Combat Leader. He was actively involved in the formulation and dissemination of tactics at Tactics and Air Combat Development Establishment. He has 2800 hours of flying experience with over 2000 hours on MiG-21 and Jaguar aircraft.
Wg Cdr M Matheswaran took over Command of a Jaguar Squadron (Sqn) in Jan 95. At that time the Sqn faced very poor serviceability. The aircrew state and the supervisory status was very low. In the next one year Wg Cdr Matheswaran set out to mould the officers and men of the Sqn into an effective and powerful team. The Sqn flew over 2500 accident free hours during the next one year despite severe constraints of low aircraft availability and large number of under-training pilots. He guided his technical officers and airmen to ensure that effective serviceability was maintained at a very high level and air crew training had the cutting edge of professionalism. Within one year and five months the Sqn achieved 100 per cent operational status and over 90% instrument rating. The Sqn has flown the maximum hours for a fighter Sqn in Western Air Command.
By this sound administration, professional competence, personal example and excellent leadership, he has moulded the Sqn into an effective combat unit.
For exceptional devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Muthumanickam Matheswaran.
|Unit : 5 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 15th March 1997 - No.19-Pres/97 dated 26th January 1997|
|Ati Vishist Seva Medal|
|AVM||Muthumanikam Matheswaran||14104 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 2009||Announced 26 Jan 2009|
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