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Group Captain Melatur Srinivasa Muthuswami

Service No & Branch 4714 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: 07 Mar 1935 Commissioned: 17 Jul 1954 Course: 63 Course
Service End: Retired on 11 Oct 1981 Died on 01 May 2018 (83 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 17 Jul 1955Flt Lt : 17 Jul 1959Sqn Ldr : 17 Jul 1965Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1973
Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1978
Training and Other Courses Attended
5 JSW (Cadet) - 01 Dec 195223 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 25 Nov 1967
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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.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jul 1959 - 30 Jun 1961Flt LtNational Defence AcademyKhadakvasla Instructor
01 Jul 1961 - 31 Dec 1964Flt LtNo.19 SquadronAgra/ Srinagar/ Path Squadron Pilot
01 Jan 1965 - 31 Oct 1965Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Instructor Trainee
01 Nov 1965 - 30 Apr 1966Sqn LdrAir Force Flying CollegeJodhpur Flying Instructor
01 May 1966 - 30 Apr 1967Sqn LdrNo.12 SquadronAgra Squadron Pilot
01 Dec 1967 - 31 Mar 1969Sqn LdrCentral Air CommandAllahabad Senior Personnel Staff Officer
01 Apr 1969 - 31 May 1970Sqn LdrNo.19 SquadronAgra Flight Commander
01 Jun 1970 - 28 Feb 1972Sqn LdrAircrew Examination BoardHindan Flying Examiner
01 Mar 1972 - 31 Aug 1973Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi Deputy Director, Weapons
27 Sep 1973 - 14 Jun 1975Wg CdrParatrooper Training SchoolAgra Commanding Officer
23 Jul 1975 - 18 Mar 1976Wg CdrAFS KumbhigramKumbhigram Station Commander
01 May 1976 - 31 Oct 1976Wg CdrDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Directing Staff
01 Nov 1976 - 03 Dec 1978Gp Capt8 Tactical Air CenterMathura Commanding Officer
01 Nov 1978 - 11 Oct 1981Gp CaptMaritime Air OperationsBombay Senior Air Staff Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrMelatur Srinivasa Muthuswami4714 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1976
Details : Wing Commander MELATUR SRINIVAS MUTHUSWAMY has been Officer Commanding, Parachute Training School, since 24 September 1973. He has done a total of about 6400 hours of flying including 1700 operational hours. He is holding A/Master Green Category, is an A2 Qualified Flying Instructor and has been a command examiner of transport aircaft since September, 1973. During his command his unit won the Central Air Command trophy for the best category squadron for the second vear in succession. The same year, his unit carried out highest number of para descents and established an all time record. During his tenure, three courses of pilots, navigators, and flight engineers were conducted and a batch of 16 NCC Girl Cadets was also trained. Wing Commander Melatur Srinivas Muthuswamy has throughout displayed courage. professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.
Unit : Para Training School
Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd January 1977 - No.5- Pres/77 dated 26th January 1976
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