Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Air Commodore Sivaramannair Kesavan Nair

Service No & Branch 3803 AE(M) (Orig: ENG)
Date of Birth: 28 Sep 1928 Commissioned: 16 Jan 1950 Course: 2 DEO Course
Service End: Died in Service 04 Aug 1979 (51 Years age)
Qualifications Held :
Remarks : Died in Civilian Air Crash (Air India)
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 16 Jan 1951Flt Lt : 16 Jan 1955Sqn Ldr : 16 Jan 1962Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1968
Acting Gp Capt : 06 Aug 1971Acting Air Cmde : 05 Jan 1976Air Cmde : 09 Apr 1976
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Gp Capt
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

06 Aug 1971 - 03 Feb 1974Gp Capt4 Base Repair DepotKanpur Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Sivaramannair Kesavan Nair3803 AEMAward Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Group Captain Sivaramannair Kesavan Nair was commissioned in the Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) Branch of the Indian Air Force in January, 1950. He has successfully held a variety of important technical appointments. Since August, 1971, he has been in command of a Base Repair Depot. The Depot under the inspiring leadership of Sivaramannair Kesavan Nair considerably increased its production rate of a particular type of aircraft engine. Several other urgent tasks allotted to this Depot were successfully completed. This Depot also provided engineering support for the repair of specialist equipment urgently required for operational aircraft.

Throughout, Group Captain Sivaramannair Kesavan Nair has rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19720126

Additional Notes

Remarks: Quarterly Database Update Note added: 0000-00-00
My Father, Air Cmde S.K. Nair, AVSM served in the Mechanical Engineering branch of the IAF. Commissioned into the IAF on Republic Day 1950. He earned advanced degrees in aeronautical engineering while studying at Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK in the late 50's and later served on numerous Flight Safety boards investigating the frequent crashes of IAF planes in the 70's. He served with distinction being the Commanding Officer of No 4 BRD (1971-74, Chakeri, Kanpur) for which he was awarded the AVSM by the President following the 71 war, to his last post where he was the Dean at the Institute of Armament Technology, Pune (1977-79)He was killed in a civilian plane crash (Indian Airlines) on August 4, 1979

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