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Air Vice Marshal Perumpillabil Narayanan Radha Govind

Service No & Branch 15019 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 10 Jun 1977 Course: 118 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Apr 2011 Nick Name :
Qualifications Held : Instructor Rating: A2
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 26 Jul 1993Gp Capt : 01 Mar 2001Acting Air Cmde : 07 Feb 2007Air Cmde : 01 Feb 2007
AVM : 01 Dec 2009
Training and Other Courses Attended
49 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 197526 LDMC (Wg Cdr) - 07 Apr 1996
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

01 Jan 1984 - Flt LtNo.10 SquadronJodhpur Squadron Pilot
01 Jan 1993 - 01 Jan 1995Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
25 Mar 1997 - 18 Apr 1999Wg CdrNo.220 SquadronHalwara Commanding Officer
10 May 2004 - 05 Jan 2007Gp Capt35 WingSuratgarh Station Commander
30 Mar 2008 - 30 Jun 2009Air Cmde5 WingKalaikunda Air Officer Commanding
- AVMIntegrated Defence StaffNew Delhi Assistant Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Financial Planning)
01 Jun 2010 - 03 Apr 2011AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Training
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrPerumpillabil Narayanan Radha Govind15019 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2000
Details :

Wing Commander Perumpillabil Narayanan Radha Govind (15019) Flying (Pilot) has been the Commanding Officer of a Fighter Squadron since 25 Mar 97. He is an A-2 QFI who has served as an instructor both at Air Force Academy and Flying Instructor School. He has over 4000 h of accident free flying to his credit, having been fully Ops on the SU-7, MiG-23 BN and MiG-27. He is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, and the College of Defence Management.

Wg Cdr Govind, the Commanding Officer of a Fighter Squadron has distinguished himself in many ways. He relocated his Squadron at a new station in a short span without compromising in its operational efficiency. The Squadron was relocated at a place that had been disused for a long time. With his leadership and motivation he set about cleaning up and operationalising the area which now stands out for its cleanliness and operational efficiency. He also implemented an innovative concept of providing spatial identity by providing each aircrew with distinctive work area.

In terms of training, he achieved and maintained near 100% operational status of all his aircrew. In spite of shortage of aircrew he ensured a high percentage of night strike qualified pilots while consistently meeting the allotted flying task.

In the area of maintenance, in spite of constraints of limited technical infrastructure, his unit achieved and maintained a high aircraft and specialist vehicles serviceability. He motivated his unit to achieve the best Ops turn around service timing for two years in a row during Ex-Trishuls 98 and 99. His Unit has also designed and fabricated innovative test rigs, which were highly appreciated by AOC-in-C, HQ WAC during his visit to the Unit.

For his significant contribution is managing a front line Fighter Squadron with his effective leadership, tireless devotion to duty and thirst for excellence, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Perumpillabil Narayanan Radha Govind.

Unit : 220 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 1st July 2000 - No.85-Pres/2000 dated 26th January 2000
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