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Air Vice Marshal Manakal Narayana Iyer Sundaresan

Service No & Branch 3785 AE(M) (Orig : ENG)

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Date of Birth: 07 May 1924 Commissioned: 01 Jan 1950 Course: 1 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 31 May 1979 Died on 31 May 2021 (97 Years age)
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 04 Jul 1950Flt Lt : 14 Mar 1955Sqn Ldr : 04 Jul 1961Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1968
Acting Gp Capt : 26 Jul 1971Acting Air Cmde : 02 Jun 1975Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1976Acting AVM : 01 Sep 1978
AVM : 01 Sep 1978
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
- 15 Dec 1959Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
16 Dec 1959 - Sqn Ldr2 Ground Training SchoolTambaram 
01 Oct 1972 - 01 Jun 1975Gp Capt3 Base Repair DepotChandigarh Station Commander
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrManakal Narayana Iyer Sundaresan3785 ENGAward Date 26 Jan 1971Announced 26 Jan 1971
Details :

Wing Commander Manaklal Narayana Iyer Sunderasan (3785) Technical/Engineering was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in May 1950. On graduation from the Air Force Technical College, he filled a number of engineering appointments in various operational units with distinction. Later, he was appointed as the Deputy Director of Technical Services at Air Headquarters. At present he is serving as the Senior Maintenance Staff Officer at a Command Headquarters.

As Senior Maintenance Staff Officer, Wing Commander Sunderasan has displayed singular drive and high professional acumen. He has devised methods to improve serviceability of aircraft at all flying stations under the Command Headquarters. Further, his initiative has led to the procurement of various important maintenance items from indigenous sources. He has also streamlined the maintenance administration at all levels, thus eliminating considerable waste in manhours and material.

Wing Commander Sunderasan has also been responsible for modification of trainer aircraft to increase its reliability. He has also planned and supervised the intensive trials of a new type of aircraft in a flying training school.

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Reference : GoI19710126
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