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Wing Commander Bhaskaran Nair Unnikrishnan

Service No & Branch 15004 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 10 Jun 1977 Course: 118 Course
Service End: Retired on 09 Mar 1998 Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks : first pilot to officially fly the Su-3K on 11 June 1997
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 26 Jul 1993
Training and Other Courses Attended
49 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1975
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

12 May 1997 - 21 Sep 1997Wg CdrNo.24 SquadronPune Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrBhaskaran Nair Unnikrishnan15004 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1997Announced 26 Jan 1997
Details :

Wg Cdr BN Unnikrishnan was commissioned as a Fighter Pilot on 10 Jun 77. He has held appointment of Flight Commander of a MiG-29 Squadron. He is a Flying Instructor, Fighter Combat leader and a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College. He has more than 2500 hours of flying to his credit.

The officer was appointed as Deputy Director Air Defence at Air HQ, in May 1993. He was the moving force behind a comprehensive long range Air Defence Perspective Plan drawn up by the Directorate. He also resolved the problem of training of MiG-29 pilots without compromising the very stringent restriction of laid down policy. His proposal for converting life expired missiles into training missiles reduced the requirement of imports leading to large savings in foreign exchange.

Computer Programmes created by him in his own time beyond the normal duty hours, for ground training and calculation of Over Target Requirement of force have filled a void that existed in this area for long. He has also authored two well researched service papers on Training and Manning.

For distinguished services of a high order, the President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Wg Cdr BN Unnikrishnan.

Unit : AHQ
Reference : GoI19970126
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