Wing Commander K N Kumar (14627) AE (M) was commissioned in Engineering Branch of IAF on 15 July 76. He is on the posted strength of 40 Wing since September, 1990. He is the Senior Engineer (Mech) and has also worked in the Mirage mainten ance wing as Officer in Charge CR & SS and officer in charge Maintenance Control Centre.
His deep understanding of the maintenance philosophy of the Mirage aircraft and timely initiation has resulted in the introduction of 'Intermediate P Inspection' thus increasing the original manufacturers prescribed time period for major inspection from nine to twelve years.
As a leader of Major Modification Project (Integration of Counter Measure Dispensing System) designated by Air HQ, his extra ordinary abilities in coordination and management have resulted in successful completion of a prototype modification on a Mirage aircraft. This has enhanced the operational potential of the aircraft and the same modification is now being complied on the entire fleet under his direction. His professionalism has directly contributed to the station gaining the Best Maintenance Trophy three years in succession.
For exceptional devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award "Vishisht Seva Medal" to Wing Commander K N Kumar.