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Air Vice Marshal Koyippillil Balagangadhara Kurup

Service No & Branch 8020 AE(M) (Orig: ENG)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 08 Nov 1963 Course: 27 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Aug 2000 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 03 Apr 1965Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985Gp Capt : 01 Sep 1988Air Cmde : 02 Jan 1995
AVM : 11 Nov 1996
Training and Other Courses Attended
34 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1994
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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 Sep 1988 - 01 Mar 1992Gp Capt8 WingAdampur Chief Engineering Officer
28 Nov 1994 - 27 Jul 1996Air CmdeAFS ChakeriKanpur Air Officer Commanding
10 Aug 1998 - 31 Aug 2000AVMTraining CommandBangalore Senior Maintenance Staff Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptKoyippillil Balagangadhara Kurup8020 AE(M)Award Date 26 Jan 1993Announced 26 Jan 1993
Details :

Gp Capt KB Kurup has been Chief Engineering Officer of a Wing since Sep 88. He is an outstanding Tech Officer with a brilliant academic and professional record. With his rich and varied experience, he has been able to revamp the Maint Organisation at the base. As a result, the serviceability of MiG-21 and MiG-23 Sqns at the base showed significant improvement.

By setting personal example of dedication and hard work, Gp Capt Kurup could galvanise his subordinates into a motivated and result-oriented team. During his tenure as C Eng O, the Wing bagged WAC Trophy for Best MT in 1989 and Best Wing in Maintenance in 1990 and a Sqn was adjudged Best Fighter Sqn in WAC in 1991. His foresight and planning skills resulted in smooth induction of MiG-29 ac at the base in Apr 90.

Gp Capt Kurup, with his keen initiative, single-handedly designed, developed and installed a maintenance information package which processes data not only for the field managers but also generates periodic returns for higher formations.

For his outstanding achievements and total dedication to Air Force, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Gp Capt KB Kurup.

Unit : 8 Wing
Reference : GoI19930126
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