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Air Commodore Pandarangi Ananta Ramakrishna Kumar

Service No & Branch 8747 F(P) Stream :Transport
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 01 Aug 1964 Course: 89/90 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Jun 1996
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 06 Mar 1984Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1987Acting Air Cmde : 19 Apr 1993Air Cmde : 19 Apr 1993
Training and Other Courses Attended
13 LDMC (Wg Cdr) - 31 Mar 1983
Badges Qualified
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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

24 Aug 1981 - 20 Jun 1982Wg CdrHQ Maintenance Command Communication FlightNagpur Officer in Charge
24 Nov 1986 - 16 Oct 1988Gp CaptAirHQ Communications SquadronPalam Commanding Officer
24 Dec 1992 - 17 Sep 1995Air CmdeAFS YelahankaBengaluru Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdePandarangi Ananta Ramakrishna Kumar8747 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1996Announced 26 Jan 1996
Details :

Air Commodore ARK Pandrangi was commissioned in the Flying Branch of the IAF on 01 Aug 64. He has held the important assignments of Commanding officer, Air Headquarters Communication Squadron and Directing Staff at the College of Defence Management. He is a graduate of Defence Services Staff College and the College of Defence Management.

Air Commodore ARK Pandrangi was appointed the Air Officer Commanding of Air Force Station, Yelahanka on 24 Dec 92. On taking over he found that the success rate in initial categorisation of trainee officers of AN-32 and Avro conversion courses was not upto the desired level. He ensured that the categorisation rate improved to above 98%. Further he ensured a substantial improvement in serviceability of the AN-32, Avro and Mi-8 aircraft. In 1994, his station won the Flight Safety and Maintenance Trophy (Helicopters) instituted by HQ Training Command.

The first ever International Air Show 'Avia India-93', was held at AF Station, Yelahanka during 15-18 Dec 93. He was able to create the infrastructure within a short span of 3 to 4 months and make the event a great success.

Air Commodore Ananta Ramakrishna Kumar Pandrangi has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19960126
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