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Air Marshal Muthumanikam Matheswaran

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 :
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 27 Jul 1992Gp Capt : 12 Jan 1998Air Cmde : 01 Mar 2005AVM : 01 Sep 2008
Air Marshal : 01 Aug 2011
Training and Other Courses Attended
45 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 197346 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2006
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

30 Jan 1995 - 25 Mar 1997Wg CdrNo.5 SquadronAmbala Commanding Officer
01 May 2004 - 01 Jun 2006Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Principal Director (Air Staff Requirements)
01 Dec 2006 - 01 May 2008Air CmdeAircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore Commandant
05 May 2008 - 24 May 2009AVMMaritime Air OperationsBombay Air Officer Commanding
25 May 2009 - 31 Jul 2011AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Ops Space
01 Aug 2011 - 30 Apr 2012Air MarshalEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Air Staff Officer
01 Apr 2012 - 31 Mar 2014Air MarshalIntegrated Defence StaffNew Delhi DCIDS (Policy, Plans, For
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg Cdr Muthumanikam Matheswaran14104 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
AVMMuthumanikam Matheswaran14104 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2009Announced 26 Jan 2009
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