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Air Vice Marshal Mulpuru Venkat Rama Rao

Service No & Branch 18115 F(P) Stream :Transport
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 06 Dec 1985 Course: 136 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Apr 2023 Superannuated Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 06 Dec 1996Gp Capt : 03 Nov 2008Air Cmde : 06 Jan 2012AVM : 31 Jan 2018
Training and Other Courses Attended
56 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2016
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

01 Jul 2014 - 01 Oct 2015Air CmdeTraining CommandBangalore Command Flying Training Officer
- 31 Aug 2021AVMAdvance HQ, Western Air CommandChandimandir Air Officer Commanding
31 Mar 2015 - No.41 Squadron Commodore Commandant
01 Sep 2021 - 30 Apr 2023AVMMaintenance CommandNagpur Senior Air & Administration Staff Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Air CmdeMulpuru Venkat Rama Rao18115 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2013Announced 26 Jan 2013
Details : Air Commodore Mulpuru Venkat Rama Rao (18115) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force as a pilot in the flying branch on 06 Dec 85. He is a Qualified Flying Instructor and a graduate of Defence Services Staff College and College of Air Warfare. He has more than 8150 hrs of accident free flying including 2900 hrs of instructional flying to his credit. His past assignments include Chief Flying Instructor at Fixed Wing Training Faculty, Station Flight Safety & Inspection Officer and Chief Operations Officer of premier transport bases. Gp Capt MV Rama Rao took over command. of a Transport Squadron on 26 Apr 10. In his relatively short period as CO the Squadron has flown a total of over 6500 hrs including 2000 hrs on HS- 748 aircraft. Under his professional leadership, able guidance and supervision, the squadron attained very high standards of professionalism and operational excellence. The squadron achieved an enviable target of 100% categorization of pilots in Sep 11. A bold and dynamic leader who leads from the front, he personally undertook the challenging task of the first ever para drop at Haa Valley (Bhutan) from a height of 15000 feet by a Dornier-228 aircraft. His leadership synergised the entire squadron as a team and many initiatives emerged to optimize the available resources. Drawing upon his experience of functioning in important operational appointments and through demand of exacting standards from all, Gp Capt MV Rama Rao has been instrumental in planning and execution of infrastructure development in the squadron. It is largely because of his vision and initiative that the squadron is today equipped with state of the 'art briefing hall with modern training aids, a Tarmac Monitoring Section, an AirWarrior Cafeteria, a parking shed for Aircraft Support Vehicles, PU flooring for the hangar and a new Flight Line Mechanic (FLM) training section. The new FLM training section was declared a 'Centre of Excellence' for FLM training by Western Air Command (WAC). Significant infrastructure development in a very short period with critical attention to detail has led to enhancing the quality of life of the personnel and actively contributing towards raising their morale. A true professional who constantly strives for progress, he has led the squadron to achieve excellence in Operational, Maintenance and Administrative spheres. This has resulted in achieving a very high degree of motivation and professional pride amongst the personnel of the squadron. As a result of his sustained and dedicated efforts, the squadron was adjudged the 'Best Transport Squadron' of WAC for the year 2010-11. For exceptional devotion to duty, Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty) to Air Commodore Mulpuru Venkat Rama Rao.
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