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Air Commodore Nagabhushana Rayudu Rao

Service No & Branch 19429 AE(L)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 07 Mar 1988 Course: 33 AEC Course
Service End: Retired on 31 May 2019 Superannuated
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 16 Dec 2004Gp Capt : 01 Aug 2010Acting Air Cmde : 01 Mar 2018Air Cmde : 01 Nov 2017
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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.

Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptNagabhushana Rayudu Rao19429 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 2012Announced 26 Jan 2012
Details : Group Captain NBR Rayudu (19429) Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics) was commissioned in the Aeronautical Engineering Branch on 07 Mar 88 and is on the posted strength of a premier unit at Eastern Sector since 22 Mar 10 as the Chief Engineering Officer. He has held various appointments like Flight Commander Combat Vehicle Group of OSA-AK Squadron, Officer-in-charge An-32 CR&SS, Senior Engineering Officer of An-32 Squadron, Senior Engineer (Aircraft), Squadron Commander Aircraft Production Squadron at one of the major Base Repair Depot as well as multiple portfolios of C Eng B, SO Co-ord Maintenance and ESO at WAC before his current assignment as Chief Engineering Officer. He has excelled in all the appointments he has held. For his professional acumen, dedication and accomplishments, he was awarded Commendations by AOC-in-C WAC in 1999 and CAS in 2003. Sound professionalism of Gp Capt Rayudu, together with excellent co-ordination with higher formations as well as supporting depots, has produced outstanding results during his tenures in the aviation sector. An-32 is a multi-role transport aircraft which poses various maintenance problems on account of frequent un-serviceability of systems, particularly the avionics. The issues have been multiplying due to ageing of the fleet and delayed upgrade of the aircraft. Having been in the thick of the grueling experiences associated with the said maintenance issues, both in the field and BRD, he has consistently led his formation from the front; both professionally and managerially. This has resulted in very high serviceability states, impressive number of awards in the units/formations resulting in the regular adjudgment of the base/BRD as best in respective Commands. The recommendations of the officer on anomalies in integration of ELT in An-32 aircraft. during ongoing avionics upgrade have been accepted in toto by IAF. Another set of recommendations pertaining to siting of runway controller huts during implementation of project Modernisation of Air Field Infrastructure is being projected for consideration by higher formations. Backed by his personal exposure to systems while in WAC as well as keenness in AFNET and IT services, he has guided the communication fraternity of Air Force Station Jorhat to the distinction of being the first base in EAC to have 100% IP connectivity, AD connectivity and the largest number of PCs in AFNET domain. This aspect drew special attention during Ex-Sanchar Kranti held recently. Gp Capt Rayudu possesses remarkable leadership qualities and has always maintained a perfect blend of harmony with superiors as well as those placed below him and is looked upon as an example. The morale of officers, air warriors and civilian staff placed below him has been exemplary which speaks volumes of his abilities as a leader and human being. For distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain NBR Rayudu.
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Reference : Air Force Day Booklet
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