|Service No & Branch||8471 F(N)|
|Date of Birth: -- --- ----||Commissioned: 18 Apr 1964||Course: 27 NAV Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 31 Jan 1988|
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|Vishist Seva Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Manickam Chandrasekaran||8471 F(N)||Award Date 26 Jan 1985||Announced 26 Jan 1985|
|Details :|| |
Wing Commander Manickam Chandrasekaran took over command of a Missile Squadron, in Dec 82, immediately after completion of the Pechora Guided Weapons Course.
In an incredibly short time, he became fully conversant with the complicated and varied systems and subsystems that constitute a Pechora Squadron, Simultaneously, he stepped up the training vigorously and exceeded the laid down targets. This had a salutary effect on the operational preparedness of the squadron, as was evident from its excellent performance in many air defence exercises.
The combat worthiness and operational state of the squadron were instrumental in its being selected as the best GW Squadron in the Command. The squadron was also nominated to represent the Command for the Guided Weapons Rolling Trophy and to man the GW Live Firing Range as the Duty Range Squadron.
He devoted special attention to maintaining a high serviceability state of the combat equipment and technical flight. The exemplary maintenance and condition of the specialist vehicles of his Squadron was appreciated by the Command and Air Headquarters.
The squadron moved one of its combat flights for medium repairs in Aug 83. The planning, organisation and execution of the move was appreciated by Air HQs. Wing Commander Chandrasekaran has made out a model SOP, which will be used by all squadrons for mobility operations.
For his hard work, dedication professionalism and leadership in the best traditions of the IAF, the President is pleased to grant Vishisht Seva Medal to Wing Commander Manickam Chandrasekaran.
|Reference : GoI19850126|