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Air Marshal Rajagopal Sriramulu Naidu

Service No & Branch 4090 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Transport
Date of Birth: 01 Oct 1929 Commissioned: 16 Jun 1951 Course: 55 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Sep 1987 Superannuated Died on 16 Mar 2016 (87 Years age) Nick Name :
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Fg Offr : 16 Jun 1952Flt Lt : 16 Jun 1956Sqn Ldr : 16 Jun 1962Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1967
Acting Gp Capt : 17 Jun 1973Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1974Acting Air Cmde : 08 Nov 1976Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1977
Acting AVM : 13 Apr 1981AVM : 13 Apr 1981Air Marshal : 15 Jul 1985C-in-C : 01 Dec 1986
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Apr 1970 - 01 Dec 1970Wg CdrNo.19 SquadronAgra Commanding Officer
21 Aug 1972 - 10 Jun 1973Wg Cdr251 Signal UnitAgra Commanding Officer
16 Jun 1973 - 07 Aug 1976Gp CaptEmbassy of India, ThailandBangkok Defence Attache
01 Nov 1976 - 11 Apr 1979Air CmdeTraining CommandBangalore Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
12 Apr 1979 - 11 Apr 1981Air Cmde12 WingChandigarh Air Officer Commanding
14 Sep 1987 - No.19 Squadron Commodore Commandant
13 Apr 1981 - 25 Jun 1983AVMAir Force AcademyDundigal Commandant
01 Jul 1983 - 06 May 1985AVMPresident's SecretariatDelhi Military Secretary
07 May 1985 - 14 Apr 1986Air MarshalPresident's SecretariatDelhi Military Secretary
15 Apr 1986 - 30 Nov 1986Air MarshalTraining CommandBangalore Senior Air Staff Officer
01 Dec 1986 - 30 Sep 1987Air MarshalSouthern Air CommandTrivandrum Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrRajagopal Sriramulu Naidu4090 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Wing Commander Rajagopal Shriramulu Naidu took over the command of an operational squadron in April, 1970. The squadron was faced with a number of maintenance problems and at the same time was allotted a significant increase in its flying task. By intelligent planning, hard work and effective supervision, Wing Commander Naidu ensured the completion of the allotted task. In addition to this, he was assigned the task of planning and execution of certain exercises and displays. In this also, he showed excellent results. He has a total of 8,125 hours of flying to his credit, of which more than 1,000 hours have been by night. He is also a very successful flying instructor.

Unit : 19 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th May 1973 - No.28 - Pres/73 dated 26th January 1972
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalRajagopal Sriramulu Naidu4090 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1987Announced 26 Jan 1987
Details :

Air Marshal Rajgopal Sriramulu Naidu Flying (Pilot), presently Senior Air Staff Officer, Headquarter Training Command, was commissioned on 16 June, 1951. Selected to do the prestigious Flying Instructors Course as a young officer, he attained a very high standard in ground as well as flying. He served as the Naval Air Attaché in Bangkok for a period three years.

On promotion to the rank of Air Commodore, he was Command of a prestigious Transport Wing. On appointment as Commandant, Air Force Academy in the rank of Air Vice Marshal, the Air Officer brought about improvements not only in the maintenance and training, but also in the quality of flying. During his tenure, the rate was one of the lowest and flight safety record amongst the best.

He was the first Air Officer to be selected to the prestigious appointment of Military Secretary to the President of India. His honesty, integrity and devotion to duty brought him very close not only to the President's aides and Secretariat but also the civil dignitaries in the Ministries. During this tenure, he was promoted to the rank of Air Marshal and yet retained by the President as Military Secretary for quite some time. This speaks highly of his credibility with the President.

Currently as Senior Air Staff Officer at HQ Training Command, he has initiated significant changes towards meeting the deadline set for achieving of assigned tasks, without compromising quality. He has encouraged extensive use of modern audio­visual aids and computers, thus matching the training to the demands of high technology of present day Air Force.

The intellectual brilliance, integrity, dedication and high leadership qualities make Air Marshal RS Naidu as an asset to the Air Force. He has never compromised standards and produced consistently excellent record of performance in all his appointments. Air Marshal RS Naidu has, thus, rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19870126
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