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Air Vice Marshal Shiva Krishna Varma

Service No & Branch 4531 AE(M) (Orig: ARMT)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 07 Sep 1942 Course: 8 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Oct 1987 Superannuated Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 14 Dec 1954Sqn Ldr : 14 Dec 1965Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1974Acting Gp Capt : 21 Jun 1979
Acting Air Cmde : 29 Oct 1981Acting AVM : 02 Jul 1984AVM : 11 Dec 1984
Training and Other Courses Attended
23 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1983
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jul 1981 - 04 Jan 1983Air CmdeAir Force Technical CollegeJalahalli Commandant
- 31 Dec 1985AVMWestern Air CommandDelhi Senior Maintenance Staff Officer
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Engineering
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMShiva Krishna Varma4531 AEMAward Date 26 Jan 1988Announced 26 Jan 1988
Details :

Air Vice Marshal Shiva Krishna Verma was commissioned in the Technical Branch of the Indian Air Force on 7 September 1953. He had held a number of, important appointments in the Air Force. He has been Chief Engineering Officer of a large Air Force Base; Commandant, Air Force Technical College; Director of Armament and Safety Equipment at Air Headquarters and Senior Maintenance Staff Officer Western Air Command.

The Officer has worked as Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Engineering) for more than a year. He has performed these duties with total dedication and exercised good managerial capabilities to improve the maintenance of the Aircraft fleet. During the last one year, the aircraft fleet has shown a continuous and sustained rise in serviceability. This was only possible by the officer's alert directions on progression of demands and maintenance of equipment. He also kept control on new induction of aircraft and equipment and ensured their smooth operation inspite of the variety and multiplicity of aircraft inducted. The Officer exercised special initiative in planning and holding regular meetings with HAL and other production agencies to ensure that aircraft and maintenance spares were delivered to the Air Force in time. This resulted in definite improvement in the input of equipment from production agencies, thus placing the maintenance on a more sound footing.

Air Vice Marshal Shiva Krishna Verma has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19880126
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