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Wing Commander Ramaswamy Raju Srinivasan

Service No & Branch 16234 F(P) Stream :Helicopters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 13 Dec 1980 Course: 126 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Dec 2002 Flying Hours : 5000 Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 13 Dec 1991Wg Cdr : 05 May 1997
Training and Other Courses Attended
83 APFIC (Flt Lt) - 04 Jul 198745 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 05 May 1990
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 Jun 1984Fg OffrNo.114 Helicopter Unit Squadron Pilot
28 Jul 1997 - 20 Jun 1999Wg CdrNo.112 Helicopter UnitYelahanka Commanding Officer
21 Jun 1999 - 02 Apr 2002Wg CdrDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Directing Staff
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrRamaswamy Raju Srinivasan16234 F(P)Award Date 27 May 1994Announced 26 Jan 1996
Details :

Squadron Leader Raju Ramaswamy Srinivasan was the Flight Commander of a Helicopter Unit (HU) from Apr 93 to Feb 95. He has flown more than 800 hours in the inhospitable terrain of Siachen Glacier and has to his credit more than 350 landings at the highest operational helipads of the world. Additionally, he also has over 1000 landings on the treacherous Siachen Glacier.

Sqn Ldr Srinvisan was to the fore when the unit was tasked for the induction of snowmobiles to five posts in May 94. Not airlifting the snowmobiles would have meant abandoning the post which would have been a major set back in OP Meghdoot. Realizing the gravity of the situation Sqn Ldr Srinivasan undertook these missions personally. He flew 10 sorties with undrslung snowmobiles between 27 and 31 May 1994. On two of these missions the posts came under continuous barrage of artillery shells. Inspite of the imminent danger, he kept cool and had the mission requirements foremost in his mind which he executed successfully.

For displaying exceptional corage and devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Squadron Leader RR Srinivasan.

Unit : 114 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 9th March 1996 - No.23-Pres/96 dated 26th January 1996

Additional Notes

Remarks: Quarterly Database Update Note added: 0000-00-00
Commanding Officer of 112 Helicopter Unit, AF, from July 1997 to June 1999. The Unit was awarded the 'Best (Operational) Helicopter Unit of the IAF' for the year 1998-1999. The trophy was given on AF Day, 08 October 1999, the AF Parade at Palam. This is the first ever recognition to a Flying Unit under the Training Command.

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