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Air Vice Marshal Thittanimuttam Krishnaswamy Seshachari

Service No & Branch 4954 AE(M) (Orig: ARMT)

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Date of Birth: 16 Aug 1932 Commissioned: 04 Apr 1955 Course: 10 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Aug 1988 Superannuated Died on 21 May 2021 (89 Years age) Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Plt Offr : 11 Jul 1954Fg Offr : 11 Jul 1956Flt Lt : 11 Jul 1960Sqn Ldr : 11 Jul 1967
Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1975Acting Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1980Gp Capt : 01 Jun 1981Acting Air Cmde : 27 Feb 1984
Air Cmde : 01 May 1984AVM : 27 Aug 1987
Training and Other Courses Attended
23 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 25 Nov 1967
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

13 Feb 1980 - 21 Sep 1983Gp Capt4 Base Repair DepotKanpur Commanding Officer
- AVMEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Maintenance Staff Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrThittanimuttam Krishnaswamy Seshachari4954 AE(M)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
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Squadron Leader Thittanimuttam Krishnaswamy Seshachari was commissioned in the Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) Branch of the Indian Air Force in April, 1955. During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Squadron Leader Thittanimuttam Krishnaswamy Seshachari was serving as the Senior Armament Officer of an Operational Wing. He took over control of Squadron Armament work in addition to his normal duties. It was lately due to him that the Squadron was able to achieve a high rate of success in the operational sorties. He reduced the turn­round time of aircraft to a considerable extent and by intelligent analysis the bomb hang ups were reduced to virtually zero. He made significant contributions towards armament modifications and trials for carriage and launching of special stores from aircraft and thus considerably improved the operational capability of the Bomber aircraft.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Thittanimuttam Krishnaswamy Seshachari displayed professional skill, organising ability and devotion to duty.

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Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptThittanimuttam Krishnaswamy Seshachari4954 AEMAward Date 26 Jan 1984Announced 26 Jan 1984
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Group Captain Thittanimuttam Krishnaswamy Seshachari, VM (4954) was commissioned in the Air Force in 1955. He has held several important assignments both in the field and staff. For his high sense of dedication and devotion to duty during Indo-Pak war in 1971, he was awarded Vayu Seva Medal by the President. He was commended by the Chief of the Air Staff for his significant contribution toward the operational readiness of all units under South Western Air Command when this officer was its Command Engineering Officer.

Since 01 Apr 80 Group Captain TK Seshachari has been commanding one of major Base Repair Depot. Under his exemplary and dynamic leadership, the Base Repair Depot has not only achieved various authorized and special urgent operational tasks but also made rapid strides forward for taking up new and sophisticated tasks of aero engine overhaul, aviation rotables and ground equipment design manufacture and overhaul. He laid special emphasis on indigenisation and self reliance and exploited all the resources and expertise of the depot to develop and fabricate many new ranges of spares which not only overcame production stops but also saved considerable foreign exchange.

He systematized all the repair lines in a very efficient manner to ensure a steady and reliable output of aero engines and other equipment in a time bound programme. The depot has achieved a proud record of turning out 200 Viper and Type-31 engine during his steward.

By his exemplary leadership, achievement and exceptional devotion and dedication to the service, Group Captain Thittanimuttam Krishnaswamy Seshachari, VM has rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19840126
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