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Air Commodore Nippani Lakshmi Narayana Rao

Service No & Branch 4837 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: 16 Oct 1933 Commissioned: 06 Nov 1954 Course: 64 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Oct 1985 Superannuated Died on 31 Oct 1989 (56 Years age) Nick Name :
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Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 06 Nov 1955Flt Lt : 06 Nov 1959Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1975Acting Gp Capt : 12 Apr 1979
Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1979Acting Air Cmde : 06 Feb 1984Air Cmde : 19 Oct 1984
Training and Other Courses Attended
23 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 25 Nov 1967
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- Wg CdrCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Directing Staff
13 Apr 1981 - 28 Jan 1984Gp CaptTransport Training WingBangalore Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrNippani Lakshmi Narayana Rao4837 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1977Announced 26 Jan 1977
Details :

Wing Commander Nipani Lakshmi Narayana Rao (4837) Flying (Pilot) has been on the posted strength of Air Force Academy with effect from April 1973 as Chief Operation Officer. During 1974, Wing Commander Nipani Lakshmi Narayana Rao was called upon to take over the duties of Chief Flying Instructor Harvard Training Squadron in addition to the Chief Operation Officer's duties in the absence of a regular incumbent on the establishment of Air Force Academy. These two appointments jointly placed lot of responsibilities on him. It was due to his devotion to duty, hard work and perseverance that not only the flying training task was completed in time, he himself did 400 hors of supervisory instructional flying during this period. Wing Commander Nipani Lakshmi Narayana Rao has done over 6000 hours of service flying out of which 2000 hours are instructional.

Wing Commander Nipani Lakshmi Narayana Rao was also entrusted with various welfare responsibilities at the Air Force Academy which he performed in an excellent manner. The results produced by him were only possible due to his high sense of responsibility, devotion to duty, integrity and working long hours with single mindedness of purpose without caring for personal comforts.

For his distinguished service of a very high order, Wing Commander Nipani Lakshmi Narayana Rao is awarded Vishisht Seva Medal.

Unit : AFA
Reference : GoI19770126
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