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Air Commodore Nimmagada Durga Nageswara Bhaskar Rao

Service No & Branch 6306 AE(L)
Date of Birth: 15 Oct 1937 Commissioned: 01 Jul 1961 Course: 18 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Oct 1992
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 06 Nov 1980Gp Capt : 19 Jul 1985Air Cmde : 01 Sep 1989
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

02 Jul 1990 - 31 Oct 1992Air Cmde7 Base Repair DepotTughlakabad Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrNimmagada Durga Nageswara Bhaskar Rao6306 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 1982Announced 26 Jan 1982
Details :

Wing Commander Nimmagadda Durga Nageswara Bhaskara Rao was commissioned in the IAF on 1 Jul 61. He has held a number of important appointments such as Firing Team Commander in an Operational Guided Weapons Squadron and Wing Electrical Officer of a Flying Station.

As Command Electrical Officer at Headquarters Maintenance Command, Wing Commander Bhaskara Rao was responsible for successfully coordinating the manufacture of a number of Ground Support Equipment required by operational units in record time. The Lashing equipment required for AN-12 aircraft, ground equipment for Mi-8 overhaul line and ground support equipment for Jaguar aircraft, refuelling rigs for the helicopter units and control box for the Hunter starting system are some of the important manufacturing projects successfully accomplished by him which resulted in saving of considerable foreign exchange.

By his initiative, drive and technical ingenuity he successfully established the repair facilities for Cheetah Oxygen Mask in record time by augmenting the resources under his command. This helped in clearing all the outstanding AOG demands against this item.

Throughout his career, Wing Commander Bhaskara Rao has displayed high degree of imagination, intelligence, professional ability and dedication to duty. He is a rare combination of an efficient engineer and skilled manager. His meticulous planning and foresight have paid dividends in saving valuable foreign exchange. His sustained efforts in consolidating the repair and manufacturing potential of Ground Support Equipment available with this Command have greatly contributed in not only meeting the demands of operational units effectively, but also in taking take up for manufacture of Ground Support Equipment for the newly inducted sophisticated aircraft.

For his dedication to duty and deep involvement, Rashtrapati is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Wing Commander Nimmagadda Durga Nageswara Bhaskara Rao.

Unit : MC
Reference : GoI19820126
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