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Air Commodore Basawaraj Mahadevappa Kannur

Service No & Branch 18201 AE(M)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 17 Feb 1986 Course: 27 AEC Course
Service End: Retired on 31 May 2015 Superannuated
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Promotions Gazetted
Gp Capt : 01 Nov 2008Air Cmde : 03 Feb 2014
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptBasawaraj Mahadevappa Kannur18201 AE(M)Award Date 26 Jan 2010Announced 26 Jan 2010
Details : Group Captain Basawaraj Mahadevappa Kannur (18201) Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force as an Engineer in the Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) branch on 17 Feb 1986. In his 23 years of distinguished service as Technical officer, he has held important appointments of Chief Engineering Officer of a forward base, Directing Staff at Air Force Technical College, and Joint Director Eng A at Air HQ. He has achieved high professional and academic standards and has passed AMIE in the first division with distinction. For his professional contribution he was commended by AOC-in- C WAC in 1990 and by AOC-in-C TC in 1997. He was trained in UK on Hawk aircraft and posted to AF Station Bidar wef 23 Apr 07. As Chief Engineering Officer at AFS Bidar, he had the onerous task of setting up the entire technical infrastructure for induction of the Hawk aircraft into the Indian Air Force. For this, he involved himself deeply, conceptualised a road map, planned meticulously and orchestrated the entire technical team to set up the required information. He established Hawk TETTRA, Hawk Tech Flight, DSS of Hawk Operational Training Squadron (HOTS) A and HOTS B well in advance to facilitate commencement of training on schedule. He also formulated the technical procedures, servicing packages and task cards for Ground Crew. As a result of his hard and dedicated work the Hawk fleet has flown over 3000 hrs without any ground incident. In addition, he and his team worked meticulously while receiving new aircraft from UK and pointed out many deficiencies. Since these aircraft were still under warranty, the deficiencies could be made up without any cost to the IAF His leadership and professional acumen has led to optimum utilisation of the Hawk aircraft soon after induction into Service. For distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Basawaraj Mahadevappa Kannur.
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