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Air Commodore Arigala Srirama Murty

Service No & Branch 5641 ADM
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 31 Dec 1958 Course: 16 GDOC Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 1990
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Sep 1978Acting Gp Capt : 01 Mar 1983Gp Capt : 01 May 1983Air Cmde : 01 Sep 1990
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrArigala Srirama Murty5641 ADMAward Date 26 Jan 1974Announced 26 Jan 1974
Details :

Squadron Leader Arigala Srirama Murty (5641) was commissioned in the Administrative Branch of the Indian Air Force in December, 1958. He has been serving as the Senior Instructor for Security courses at the Air Force Intelligence School since September, 1970. Soon after taking over his duties at the School, which was under formation at that time, he, with the help of only one Junior Instructor, had to concentrate on the perfection of the syllabi and the collection of training material required train officers and airmen trainees in the vital task of security and counter-intelligence. There was very little to go by, but Squadron Leader Murty applied himself with exceptional dedication and accomplished the task.

Shortly after the first course for officers began, his Junior Instructor, the only assistant that he had, became non-effective and no relief could be obtained. Consequently, he had to carry on the training given to the students alone. He did so single-handedly for months, and worked for long hours every day, voluntarily foregoing leave.

Squadron Leader Murty is a thoroughly dedicated officer. Maintaining a dynamic approach with regard to the security needs of the service and the country, he has taken the initiative to include among the training materials a number of subjects of current security importance. His dedication and meticulous planning has resulted in training a large number of personnel who would form the nucleus of the future counter-intelligence organization of the Air Force.

For excellent performance in the face of difficulties and working well beyond the normal call of duty, Squadron Leader Arigala Srirama Murty is awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal.

Unit : AFIS
Reference : GoI19740126No32
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