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Air Marshal Rajamani Ramamurthy

Service No & Branch 5614 AE(M) (Orig: ENG)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 24 Nov 1958 Course: 15 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Dec 1994 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Mar 1960Flt Lt : 01 Mar 1964Wg Cdr : 01 Dec 1978Acting Gp Capt : 13 Dec 1982
Gp Capt : 02 Jun 1983Air Cmde : 01 May 1986AVM : 01 Oct 1989Air Marshal : 25 Apr 1991
C-in-C : 01 Jul 1993
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Air Cmde
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 Feb 1968 - 31 Oct 1970Sqn LdrNo.26 SquadronAdampur Senior Technical Officer
02 Jan 1987 - 12 Jan 1989Air CmdeAFS ChakeriKanpur Air Officer Commanding
15 Apr 1991 - 30 Jun 1993Air MarshalMaintenance CommandNagpur Senior Maintenance Staff Officer
01 Jul 1993 - 31 Dec 1994Air MarshalMaintenance CommandNagpur Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrRajamani Ramamurthy5614 TECHAward Date 26 Jan 1971Announced 26 Jan 1971
Details :

Squadron Leader Rajmani Ramamurthy (5614) Technical/Engineering was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in November, 1958. After fulfilling some important Engineering appointments in operational units, he was selected for training abroad on a new type of aircraft which was being introduced into the Service.

Currently, Squadron Leader Ramamurthy is serving in an operational Squadron as a Senior Technical Officer. He has been responsible for the initial training of technical personnel and setting up first and second line servicing facilities for the new aircraft. This was a hard task, considering the difficulties associated with the introduction of a new type of aircraft in Squadron service. Squadron Leader Ramamurthy not only succeeded in organizing the aircraft servicing on a planned basis, but was also successful in enhancing the flying effort through increased output from inspection and repair. His personal example and organizing ability have made this possible.

Unit : 26 Sqn
Reference : GoI19710126
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalRajamani Ramamurthy5614 AEMAward Date 26 Jan 1995Announced 26 Jan 1995
Details :

Air Marshal Rajamani Ramamurthy was commissioned in the Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) branch on 01 March 1958. As Senior Technical Officer of a newly acquired fighter aircraft, he did a commendable job for which he was awarded VSM in 1971. Subsequently, he was appointed Chief of Aircraft at a major Base Repair Depot (BRD) and performed exceptionally well by increasing the production. He was specially selected as the technical member of Jaguar Project Team in UK. As Director of Jaguar and Mirage cell at Air HQ, the Air Officer performed creditably in ensuring timely setting up of support facilities for new aircraft at three AF Wings. He was later appointed as Air Officer Commanding of largest Repair and Overhaul Base, where due to his meticulous planning and foresight, he set up the new facilities and test beds for the overhauling of newly inducted aircraft and aeroengines. On promotion to the rank of Air Vice Marshal, he was appointed Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (ACAS) at Air HQ, responsible for supporting Indo-Western fleet. He was a member of the Ministry of Defence team which negotiated with Rolls Royce and obtained over Rs.80 crores in foreign exchange as damages.

On promotion to Air Marshal, the Air Officer was appointed Senior Maintenance Staff Officer of Maintenance Command (MC). He vigorously pursued the IAF's short and long term maintenance targets. On being appointed AOC-in-C, MC, in July 1993, Air Marshal R Ramamurthy has brought to bear his wide ranging field and staff experience to initiate fresh impetus to the on-going process of technological update of maintenance practices of the IAF.

Air Marshal Rajamani Ramamurthy, VSM has thus rendered distinguished service of most exceptional order.

Unit : MC
Reference : GoI19950126
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