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Group Captain Chennupati Ramachandra Prasad

Service No & Branch 14998 F(N)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 10 Jun 1977 Course: 52 NAV Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Mar 2009 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1994Gp Capt : 05 Nov 2001
Training and Other Courses Attended
43 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 07 May 198830 LDMC (Wg Cdr) - 31 Mar 2000
Badges Qualified
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- Wg CdrCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Directing Staff
01 Aug 1994 - 23 Jun 1996Wg CdrNavigation and Signals SchoolBegumpet Commanding Officer
17 Jun 1996 - 30 Apr 1999Wg CdrDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Directing Staff
01 Feb 2001 - 08 Jul 2001Wg CdrAFS BegumpetSecunderabad Station Commander
09 Jul 2001 - 15 Jun 2003Gp CaptAFS BegumpetSecunderabad Station Commander
01 Jul 2006 - 30 Jun 2007Gp CaptDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Head of Training Team (Air)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptChennupati Ramachandra Prasad14998 F(N)Award Date 26 Jan 2004Announced 26 Jan 2004
Details :

Group Captain Chennupati Ramachandra Prasad (14998) Flying (Navigator) was commissioned in the Flying Navigator's Branch of the 1AF off 10 Jun 1977. He has been CO of AF Stn, Begumpet since 29 Jan 01. In 26 years of distinguished service, he held several prestigious appointments, including Commanding Officer Navigators Training School (NTS), Directing Staff (DS) at Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) and Station Commander AF Station, Begumpet. Presently, he is held on the posted strength of HQ EAC, 1AF.

Gp Capt Prasad has displayed exemplary leadership qualities during his tenure as the Station Commander of AF Stn, Begumpet. During surprise inspection carried out by Directorate of Air Staff Inspection (DASI) team in Apr 2002, the Station was assessed 'High Average' in operations, training, maintenance, administration and air warrior qualities. DAS1 team commended the effort put in by the Station personnel under the leadership of Gp Capt Prasad.

The team building capability of Gp Capt Prasad resulted in all round improvements in operations, maintenance and administration of AF Stn, Begumpet. During the Commanders' Conference held at Headquarter Training Command in Aug 2002, the Station received three trophies (Flight safety and Maintenance Safety Trophy to Navigation Training School and two trophies for AFWWA and Hindi implementation).

Gp Capt Prasad has consistently endeavoured to improve the quality of life of the personnel placed under his command. His efforts were particularly focused on Flight Cadets, Airmen, NCs(E) and civilians. During his tenure, a number of works services and amenities were created for the benefit of airmen and flight cadets. This emphasis on the quality of life has ensured the highest level of motivation of air warriors under his command. The personal example set by Gp Capt Prasad has elicited the best out of all personnel. This was evident in the static display that formed part of the 1AF awareness campaign in the Twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Despite the short notice of just one-month, the static display conducted at AF Station, Begumpet was a grand success, where more than 1.5 lakh people visited the show. The ability of Gp Capt Prasad to marshal all available resources and meticulously implement the plan of action contributed in large measure to the success of this event. He displayed exemplary tact in coordinating with various agencies of Government of Andhra Pradesh and Airport Authority of India.

For his distinguished service of high order and exemplary leadership qualities, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Chennupati Ramachandra Prasad.

Unit : EAC
Reference : GoI20040126
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