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Air Marshal Mannepalli Baladitya

Service No & Branch 17230 LGS
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 28 May 1983 Course: 72 GDOC Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jan 2022 Superannuated
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Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 28 May 1994Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 2004Gp Capt : 01 Jun 2009Air Cmde : 25 Apr 2011
AVM : 01 Jul 2015Air Marshal : 13 Aug 2018
Training and Other Courses Attended
53 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2013
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Sep 1987 - 01 Dec 1990Flt LtKilo Sqn, National Defence AcademyKhadakvasla Divisional officer
- Wg Cdr42 Equipment DepotMaharajpur Commanding Officer
- Gp Capt57 Air Stores ParkMakarpura (Vadodara) Commanding Officer
23 Dec 2013 - 29 Jun 2015Air Cmde24 Equipment DepotManauri Air Officer Commanding
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Procurement
13 Aug 2018 - 31 Jan 2022Air MarshalMaintenance CommandNagpur Senior Maintenance Staff Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptMannepalli Baladitya17230 LGSAward Date 26 Jan 2009Announced 26 Jan 2009
Details : Group Captain Mannepalli Baladitya (17230) Logistics was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in 1983. He has held field assignments in two fighter bases and was Senior Logistics Officer at a premier Air Force Station. He has commanded an Equipment Depot and has held the prestigious appointment of Secretary, Services Sports Control Board before assuming the present assignment as Command Logistics Management Officer at Central Air Command (CAC). As a sportsman, he has excelled in Squash and was Air Force champion on four occasions and represented Services at Nationals. He was nominated by Indian Olympic Association as a delegate for the 2004 Athens Olympics. He was invited by BCC! to assume 'the appointment of Manager, Indian Cricket Team in 2005. He was associated with Indian Team for five tours, a period during which he earned accolades both from the team members and media. In CAC, he has been actively involved in planning and implementation of an effective Logistics support for all flying operations and exercises conducted within the country and abroad. His close liaison with HAL and other supply and repair agencies has galvanized the supply chain, thereby contributing immensely to the maintenance support for all aircraft resulting in the serviceability being maintained at levels higher that the Air Force averages. His deep sense of involvement in implementation of Integrated Material Management On Line System (IMMOLS), e-auction and e-procurement in logistics transactions has been exemplary. He has also been involved in an important Air Force level Project Study dealing with Basing of Combat Assets of IAF. In addition he is a member of the Joint Services Working Group responsible for Integration of Logistics activities in the three services. For his distinguished service of high order and outstanding contribution to enhancing the image of Indian Air Force, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Mannepalli Baladitya. 91
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