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Balakrishnan Suresh

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Balakrishnan Suresh

BornThiruvananthapuram, Kerala.[1]
Allegiance India
Service/branch Indian Air Force
Years of serviceDecember 1980 - present
RankAir Marshal of IAF.png Air Marshal
Commands heldAir Headquarters, New Delhi
Western Air Command
Battles/warsKargil War
AwardsAti Vishisht Seva Medal ribbon.svgAti Vishisht Seva Medal
Vayusena Medal ribbon.svgVayu Sena Medal

Air Marshal Balakrishnan Suresh,AVSM, VM is Air Officer-in-Charge Personnel (AOP)[2] at Air Headquarters of the Indian Air Force.

Early life and education[edit | edit source]

Balakrishnan Suresh[3]was born in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. His father T P Balakrishnan Unni who was a financial secretary served to the Kerala government. His mother V M Parvathy was a college lecturer. He is an alumnus of the Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun and was graduated from National Defence Academy, Tactics and Air Combat Development Establishment, the Defence Services Staff College Wellington, and a post-graduate from Cranfield University, Shrivenham, United Kingdom.

Career[edit | edit source]

Balakrishnan Suresh took over as Air Officer-in-Charge Personnel (AOP)[2][4][5] on 31-July 2016 at headquarter, Vayu Sena Bhavan. He joined Indian Air Force as a Flying officer in 1980. During his career, he could successfully handle many military aircrafts including helicopters and fighter planes like Sukhoi Su-30MKI. This experience helped him to command No. 2 Squadron IAF, The winged arrows. Which is a unit dedicated to Close Air Support | CAS in the Indian Air Force.

Awards and medals[edit | edit source]

the Vayu Sena Medal (2001), the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (2005)

Ati Vishisht Seva Medal
Vayu Sena Medal
Samanya Seva Medal
Siachen Glacier Medal
Operation Vijay Medal
Sainya Seva Medal
50th Anniversary of Independence Medal
30 Years Long Service Medal
20 Years Long Service Medal
9 Years Long Service Medal

Personal life[edit | edit source]

He is married to Mrs. Radha and they have a son and a daughter.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Air Marshal hailing from Thiruvananthapuram takes over as AOP". NewIndianexpress. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Air Marshal B Suresh Assumes Appointment of AOP". PIB. GOI. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  3. "Air Marshal Balakrishnan Suresh". BharatRakshak. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  4. "Press Information Bureau". Retrieved 2017-10-12.
  5. "AOP assumes charge". TheHindu. Retrieved 12 October 2017.

External links[edit | edit source]

Category:Indian Air Force air marshals

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