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Air Vice Marshal Sirinivasan Krishnaswami

Service No & Branch 4948 AE(L)
Date of Birth: 05 Jun 1933 Commissioned: 04 Apr 1955 Course: 10 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Jun 1988 Died on 27 Nov 2009 (76 Years age)
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1975Acting Gp Capt : 07 May 1979Gp Capt : 28 Jun 1980Acting Air Cmde : 01 Mar 1983
Air Cmde : 01 Mar 1983AVM : 01 Feb 1986
Training and Other Courses Attended
25 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1985
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrSirinivasan Krishnaswami4948 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 1976Announced 26 Jan 1976
Details :

Wing Commander Srinivasan Krishanaswamy (4948) Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics) was commissioned in the IAF in 1956. He had a brilliant academic career and passed out first in his Technical Course from Air Force Technical College. As a member of design team in the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited working on an advanced high performance fighter aircraft, he undertook the responsibility of designing supposed aerials and advanced instrumentation system. Though basically an electronic engineer, he spared no effort in mastering the Airframe and Stress Analysis techniques.

He also specialized in vibration analysis studies, which is a very important consideration for the safety of aircraft and of special interest to system designers. With great confidence, competence and outstanding professional knowledge, he was able to introduce new airborne navigational systems so as to increase the operational capability of our front line aircraft.

He successfully completed the installation of a sophisticated electronic equipment on a maritime aircraft in record time and personally undertook extensive flying to give 'On the Job Training' to Navigators. He carried out 100 hours of test flying on Maritime Reconnaissance Operational sorties as system instructor and Electronics Engineer.

On the formation of the system engineering organization under Ministry of Defence, this officer was one of the few to join the organization. He was a member of the team charged with the responsibility of preparing a comprehensive document (Statement of Works) covering all aspects of a reliable and sophisticated communication system. This officer displayed great deal of initiative and competence in a variety of filed both theoretical and practical.

In 1973, this officer was selected to represent the country at an International Conference on Telecommunication. He made significant technical contribution at this conference which was attended by the top-most experts in this field. For the past one year this officer has been engaged in the planning and design of a fully automatic per formance monitoring system. He has with his characteristic brilliance and foresight succeeded in designing a system which is amongst the most advanced in this field.

By his personal example and leadership he groomed the young officers under him systematically and methodically. His selfless devotion to duty earned him the admiration and affection of the officers and staff who worked with him.

Wing Commander Srinivasan Krishanaswamy, by his superior professional skill, hard work and dynamic leadership has rendered distinguished service of a high order.

Unit : MOD
Reference : GoI19760126
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