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Group Captain Anant Krishna

Service No & Branch 14178 AE(L)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 07 Jul 1975 Course: 8 AEC Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Sep 2008
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Promotions Gazetted
Gp Capt : 01 Jun 2004
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
02 Jan 2006 - 06 Dec 2007Gp Capt805 Signal UnitKasauli Station Commander
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptAnant Krishna14178 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 2006Announced 26 Jan 2006
Details :

Group Captain Anant Krishna (14178) Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics) was commissioned in the Engineering Branch of the IAF on 07 Jul 1975. During his thirty years of service he has worked extensively on GW Systems for twelve years in different capacities; Staff and Executive appointments dealing with maintenance of Nav-Aids, Communication Equipment, Air Defence & Airfield Radars and Army HQs [Dte of Int (Signals)]. He was thrice graded exceptional by Director Air Staff Inspection and also commended by CAS on 26 Jan 2000. In his two tenures with Army HQ Directorate of Signals Intelligence he did yeomen work, against strong reservations, to open up the 'special Radiation Field' and Army funds for Air Force Wireless Experiment Unit (WEU). He has contributed fairly well for development and implementation of project 'Divya Drishu' and modernization of Air Force WEUs to meet the challenges from neighbouring countries. With his logical approach, mature outlook and calculated foresight he was instrumental in bringing the project to vendor identification stage after approval by CCS (through Army HQ) and finalization of design by DRDL. His innovative approach also ensured that SI directorate became the biggest contributor to Dte of Int at Air HQ, through integration of inputs from Army and Naval WEUs, along with those from Air Force WEUs.

During his stint at HQ EAC and later as CO of a Radio Maintenance Unit (RMU), from 1993 to 2001, he ensured maximum serviceability of Nav-aids, Communication Equipment, AD and Air field Radars at field units with minimum SARATHI support from Base Repair Depots and also introduced a comprehensive repair philosophy for enabling the RMU to creditably function as a true maintenance support establishment.

In his present unit, a BRD, in a short span of just over one year, he has galvanized the planning, provisioning and production activities, through his sheer zeal, perseverance and sound analytical prowess, into achieving a production of 131% of task inspite of the manpower being 20% below ML and enabled prompt clearance of critical AOGs on CVR and VUC-201 to keep flying squadrons in operationally optimum state. The BRD, in consequence of the tremendous improvement exhibited in approach and practice, was adjudged the best BRD by DMI in Oct last year. The path breaking efforts in establishing a standard methodology for Capacity Assessment (hitherto not done by any BRD) and an outstanding audit para on Air Force, conduct of Production Conference by Warrant Ranks and complete restructuring of planning, execution and monitoring functions to ensure timely task completion have been his key contributions which have not only been hailed and appreciated at higher echelons but have also been marked for being adapted by other BRDs.

For dedication, professionalism and distinguished service of high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Anant Krishna.

Unit : 9 BRD
Reference : GoI20060126
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