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Air Vice Marshal Krishnaswamy Shridharan

Service No & Branch 7019 F(P) Stream :Helicopters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 19 Jan 1963 Course: 83 Course
Service End: Retired on 28 Feb 1997 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Acting Gp Capt : 30 Apr 1986Gp Capt : 19 Jul 1985Air Cmde : 01 Aug 1989AVM : 20 Apr 1995
Training and Other Courses Attended
21 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 196132 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1992
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- 01 Dec 1982Wg CdrAircrew Examination BoardHindan Flight Commander D Flt
12 Mar 1979 - 13 Aug 1981Wg CdrNo.117 Helicopter Unit Commanding Officer
- Gp Capt3 Tactical Air CenterSiliguri Commanding Officer
02 Feb 1987 - 18 Jun 1988Gp Capt42 WingMohanbari Station Commander
- Air Cmde3 WingPalam (Delhi) Air Officer Commanding
21 Jul 1989 - 05 May 1990Air CmdeDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Head of Training Team (Air)
23 Nov 1992 - 19 Apr 1995Air CmdeKendriya Sainik BoardDelhi Secretary
- No.117 Helicopter Unit Commodore Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg CdrKrishnaswamy Shridharan7019 F(P)Award Date 20 Sep 1980Announced 26 Jan 1982
Details :

Wing Commander Krishnaswamy Sridharan has been in Command of a Helicopter Unit since March, 1979. He has to his credit a total of 5300 hours of flying, out of which 4611 hours were flown without a single accident. He is a Flight Inspector and qualified Flying Instructor holding 'A' Category.

On the 20th September, 1980, one of the helicopters from his unit had met with an accident and had turned outside down in Nanak Sagar Lake. He was flying in the area and was aware of the fact that the four aircrew were marooned and one of them did not know swimming. He therefore, landing his helicopter in the shortest possible time next to the ill fated helicopter and directed his copilot to throw his turban to rescue the marooned aircrew. When this action failed, with great presence of mind, he manoeuvred his helicopter very close to the other helicopter and picked up all the four aircrew, two at a time. By this courageous action and total disregard for his personal safety, he saved the lives of four valuable aircrew.

Wing Commander Krishnaswamy Sridharan has thus displayed high professional competence, leadership and exceptional devotion to duty.

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Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd January 1983 - No.1-Pres/83 dated 26th January 1982
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