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Air Marshal Radhakrishnan Radhish

Service No & Branch 17853 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 14 Jun 1985 Course: 135 Course
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Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 14 Jun 1996Gp Capt : 01 Jul 2008Air Cmde : 01 Mar 2011AVM : 01 Mar 2017
Air Marshal : 01 Aug 2021C-in-C : 01 Jan 2023
Training and Other Courses Attended
66 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 1984
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

09 Jun 2003 - Wg CdrNo.224 SquadronJamnagar Commanding Officer
18 Jul 2007 - 30 Nov 2008Gp Capt507 Signal UnitSingharsi Station Commander
22 Nov 2010 - 25 Aug 2013Air Cmde5 WingKalaikunda Air Officer Commanding
01 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014Air CmdeRoyal College of Defence StudiesLondon, UK Staff Course
04 Aug 2014 - 12 Feb 2017Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi PDPO-1
07 Mar 2017 - 11 Nov 2018AVMCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Commandant
01 Aug 2018 - No.224 Squadron Commodore Commandant
12 Nov 2018 - 03 Dec 2019AVMCentral Air CommandAllahabad Air Defence Commander
26 Oct 2021 - 31 Dec 2022Air MarshalWestern Air CommandDelhi Senior Air Staff Officer
01 Jan 2023 - Air MarshalTraining CommandBangalore Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrRadhakrishnan Radhish17853 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2006
Details : Wing Commander Radhakrishnan Radhish (17853) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned on 14 Jun 1985 in the Flying Branch of the IAF. In 20 years of distinguished service, he has held several important appointments that include Flight Commander of lighter Squadron (Sqn), Fit Cdr of premier MiG 23 Sqn , Senior Flight Safety and Inspection Officer of a premier base and Commanding Officer of frontline fighter Sqn.Wg Cdr Radhish was appointed the Commanding Officer'of frontline fighter Sqn on 09 Jun 2003. The Sqn is, at present, equipped with Mig 23 MF, an aging fleet now on its last few years of service in the 1AF.An above Average professional flier and a good officer to the core, Wg Cdr Radhish has solely been instrumental in ensuring a positive, pro-active and professional growth amongst the Air Warriors of his Sqn. During his tenure the Sqn took part in Ex VAYU SPARDHA-2003, Ex-EKLAVYA 2003 & 04 and Ex VAYU SHAKT12004. The Sqn though severely handicapped in terms of aircraft availability and steadily reducing trained manpower took up the challenge for all such exercises and through dedicated, inspired and selfless leadership of Wg Cdr Radhish came out with flying colours In tasks assigned to it. The Sqn, which also has the role of Banner towing for air-to-air gunnery and flare drop for air-to-air missile firing by various fighter Sqns of the 1AF and the Indian Navy, always ensured that the task assigned was achieved. Under the command of Wg Cdr Radhish the Sqn, which is a pure Air Defence one, for the first time undertook practice bombing with 25 Ibs and 3 kg bombs using the CLBS on the Mig 23 MF wef Dec 2003. The Sqn has since mastered the art of bombing also.The tireless, dedicated, selfless and devoted professional leadership on part of Wg Cdr Radhish bore fruits during the recently held Director Air Staff Inspection (DASI) and Aircrew Examining Board (AEB) visit wherein the Sqn was adjudged AVERAGE PLUS overall and all pilots passed the ground and flying tests respectively. The AEB also upgraded three pilots who were given their initial Master Green ratings and the CO renewed his MGIR1E. During the DASI inspection the CO himself was given EXCEPTIONAL and AVERAGE PLUS grading in the missions led by him.The Sqn has also been entrusted with the running of the Station's open air cafeteria and to the satisfaction of one and all, the same is being done with finesse, total involvement and dedication resulting into a profit making venture.For unflinching devotion to duty and l very high quality of military leadership on all fronts, The Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Radhakrishnan Radhish.
Unit : 224 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 18th March 2006 - No.30-Pres/2006 dated 26th January 2006 & AFD2006 Investiture
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeRadhakrishnan Radhish17853 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2013Announced 26 Jan 2013
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Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
09 Jan 1987AjeetFg Offr Radhakrishnan Radhish
2 SqnDNE Ac Rolling to ri
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