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Air Marshal Bandi Sreeramulu Krishnarao

Service No & Branch 1727 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: 28 Jun 1918 Commissioned: 10 Nov 1941 Course: 9 Course
Service End: Retired on 26 Jun 1974 Superannuated Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 05 Apr 1943Flt Lt : 15 Aug 1948Sqn Ldr : 15 Aug 1949Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1953
Acting Gp Capt : 16 Jun 1958Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1961Acting Air Cmde : 12 Jan 1963Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1965
Acting AVM : 01 Jun 1968AVM : 01 Apr 1969Acting Air Marshal : 26 Jun 1972Air Marshal : 01 Apr 1973
C-in-C : 01 Apr 1973
Training and Other Courses Attended
9 DSSC (Wg Cdr) - 11 Aug 19567 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1967
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

10 Nov 1941 - Acting Plt OffrNo.1 Service Flying Training School (India)Ambala Trainee Pilot
05 Jun 1942 - Plt OffrNo.1 Elementary Flying Training SchoolBegumpet 
01 Dec 1945 - 22 Mar 1946Fg OffrNo.10 Squadron Squadron Pilot To Recct Dir
16 Sep 1947 - Flt LtAir Head QuartersDelhi Sqn Ldr (Flying Training)
- 01 Jun 1954Wg CdrNo.1 Air Force AcademySecunderabad Chief Instructor
07 Jul 1951 - Wg CdrTechnical Training CollegeJalahalli Officer Commanding
08 Oct 1956 - 15 Jun 1958Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
16 Jun 1958 - 04 Jul 1960Gp Capt3 WingPalam (Delhi) Station Commander
01 Jul 1960 - 11 Jan 1963Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi 
- Air CmdeEmbassy of India, RussiaMoscow Air Attache
12 Jan 1963 - Air Cmde3 Air Def HQ 
04 Jan 1968 - 31 Mar 1968Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director Training
- 31 May 1972AVMAir Operations, Air HQDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Operations
27 Mar 1968 - 14 Jul 1971AVMEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Air Staff Officer
16 Jun 1972 - 25 Jun 1972AVMCentral Air CommandAllahabad Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
26 Jun 1972 - 26 Jun 1974Air MarshalCentral Air CommandAllahabad Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Param Vishist Seva Medal
AVMBandi Sreeramulu Krishnarao1727 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Air Vice Marshal Bandi Sreeramulu Krishnarao was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in October, 1941. Early in his career, he qualified as a flying instructor and subsequently rose to become the Chief Instructor in the principal flying training institution of the Air Force. A large number of pilots serving in the Air Force were trained by him personally or under his supervision. He saw service in a fighter squadron and successfully commanded a Technical Training Unit and a major Air Force flying base. He served with distinction as the Air Attach ear our Embassy in the USSR for nearly three years.

Before taking over his appointment as Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operations), he served as Senior Air Staff Officer of an Operational Command Headquarters for over three years. Under his guidance, the flying potential of the Command and its preparedness to undertake the tasks allotted to it grew considerably. He inspired the staff of the Command Headquarters and the units by his indefatigable efforts, single mindedness in pursuing his objectives, and his devotion to duty.

Throughout, Air Vice Marshal Krishnarao has rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19720126
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