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Group Captain S Hari Krishnan Nair

Service No & Branch 17338 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 22 Dec 1983 Course: 132 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Apr 2009 Voluntary Retirement Nick Name :
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Sqn Ldr : 22 Dec 1994Wg Cdr : 15 May 2000Gp Capt : 17 Mar 2007
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

10 Jul 2000 - 04 Aug 2002Wg CdrNo.117 Helicopter Unit Commanding Officer
01 Jul 2005 - 20 Jan 2006Gp CaptTraining CommandBangalore Command Flying Safety & Inspection Officer
28 Jan 2008 - No.151 Helicopter Unit Commodore Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrS Hari Krishnan Nair17338 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2005
Details : Wing Commander S Hari Krishnan Nair (17338) flying (Pilot) was commissioned on 22 Dec 1983. He is the Commanding Officer of a Helicopter Unit since 16 Jun 2003.Immediately after he took over, the unit was reï·“tasked to create a formation display team [Sarangs] with a view to perform before international audience at Singapore during Asian Aerospace 04. To accomplish this task five additional pilots were posted in to fill in the cockpit vacancies. Considering the short time available, it was a major task to convert these pilots and train them to perform a world class formation display. In addition, the degree of difficulty of the assigned task was not known since Indian Air Force was attempting such a venture for the first time and there are very few helicopter display teams in the world. Notwithstanding these limitations, he undertook the challenge in his stride.Wg Cdr Nair carried out immaculate planning regarding the airlift of five helicopters from Bangalore to Singapore and back. He accompanied the helicopters with a small team of technicians to ensure complete safety during the move. At Singapore the aircraft were built up in a record two days time, ready for the air show. The air show was at a foreign base, over sea and restricted airspace. In addition, stringent aviation regulations were imposed by the host country as per their procedure. He modeled the air display to suit all the conditions and ensured perfect display, which drew appreciation from A foreign dignitaries, international media and the general public. The entire exercise went through without even an incident. The performance was applauded by the press and other participants. As a special gesture, the US MoD sent a note of appreciation to Air HQ on the team's performance. Appreciation of other foreign military heads was also conveyed personally to the Chief of the Air Staff during his visit on the inaugural day of the Air Show.For his exceptional devotion to duty, initiative and performance, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Wing Commander S Hari Krishnan Nair.
Unit : ASTE
Reference : Gazette of India dated 9th April 2005 - No.28-Pres/2005 dated 26th January 2005 & AFD2005 Investiture
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