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Air Marshal Sreekumar Prabhakaran

Service No & Branch 17318 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 22 Dec 1983 Course: 132 Course
Service End: Flying Hours : 5000
Qualifications Held :
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Aircraft Flown: MiG-21
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 22 Dec 1994Wg Cdr : 15 May 2000Gp Capt : 17 Mar 2007Air Cmde : 30 Dec 2010
AVM : 01 Dec 2014Air Marshal : 04 Jun 2019C-in-C : 01 Mar 2022
Training and Other Courses Attended
63 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 198254 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2014
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jun 1996 - 30 Jun 1998Sqn LdrSuryakiran Aerobatics Team Squadron Pilot
12 Jun 2000 - 11 Nov 2001Wg CdrAir Force Training Team, NDAKhadakvasla Officer in Charge
31 May 2002 - 30 Jun 2005Wg CdrSuryakiran Aerobatics Team Commanding Officer
19 Sep 2006 - 19 Apr 2007Gp Capt8 Care and Maintenance UnitBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc Station Commander
23 Sep 2007 - 26 Nov 2010Gp CaptEmbassy of India, EqyptCairo Defence Attache
22 Sep 2011 - 29 Dec 2013Air CmdeAFS TambaramChennai Air Officer Commanding
01 Dec 2014 - 08 Jun 2016AVMCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Commandant
19 Jun 2016 - 31 May 2019AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Intelligence
25 Jul 2016 - No.45 Squadron Commodore Commandant
01 Jun 2019 - 31 Oct 2019Air MarshalAir Head QuartersDelhi Director General (Inspection & Safety)
04 Nov 2019 - 31 Oct 2021Air MarshalSouth Western Air CommandGandhinagar Senior Air Staff Officer
01 Nov 2021 - 28 Feb 2022Air MarshalAir Force AcademyDundigal Commandant
01 Mar 2022 - Air MarshalWestern Air CommandDelhi Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrSreekumar Prabhakaran17318 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2005
Details : Wing Commander Sreekumar Prabhakaran (17318) flying (Pilot) was commissioned on 22 Dec 1983. He is on the posted strength of Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team (SKAT) as Commanding Officer since May 2002.He has led the SKAT with distinction, carrying out a total of 56 displays in all corners of the country and abroad. He ensuredï·“ that the team was highly motivated at all times. Leading the nine member aerobatic team, he displayed confidence, precision and flying skills of the highest order. He ensured that the team always practiced thoroughly before each display and subsequently operated at its best during the displays. Their aerobatic displays have helped greatly in motivating the youth in all parts of the country towards joining the Indian Air Force. The SKAT display during Exercise VAM SHAKTI over Pokharan on 14 Mar 2004 was also highly appreciated by both Indian and foreign spectators. During February ï·“ March 2004, he led the SKAT on its maiden visit abroad to participate in the Asian Aerospace Air Show at Singapore from 24ï·“29 February 2004. The ferry flight to and from Singapore required detailed planning and coordination with various agencies in different countries. This was meticulously done under the leadership of Wg Cdr Prabhakaran, and the SKAT maintained their planned schedule immaculately. During the Air Show at Singapore, the team lead by him carried out five aerobatic displays, while one display each was carried out at Bangkok and Yangon on the way to/from Singapore. All these seven displays were carried out meticulously and with precision in front of thousands of spectators. With their breathtaking displays, the SKAT brought laurels to the country and to the Indian Air Force.For the leadership and exceptional devotion to duty, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Wing Commander Sreekumar Prabhakaran.
Unit : Suryakiran
Reference : Gazette of India dated 9th April 2005 - No.28-Pres/2005 dated 26th January 2005 & AFD2005 Investiture
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalSreekumar Prabhakaran17318 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2022Announced 26 Jan 2022
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