Goa Khabar:Rear Admiral Philipose G Pynumootil, an alumnus of the Lawrence School, Lovedale and the National Defence Academy (67th course), who was commissioned in the Indian Navy on 01 Jan 1986 will grace the awards function of NT achievers awards organized by EX NCC Cadets Association Goa State on Sunday , February 24, 2019 at 11.00 am at the Kala Academy Black Box, Campal.
Nine Ex-NCC Achievers in different fields will be felicitated on the occasion with achievers awards. This motivates the young boys and girls to join the NCC and eventually the armed forces. The Association has been giving this awards in association with the Navhind times since the year 2007.
Smt. Pallavi Dempo, Executive Director of The Navhind Times will be the guest of honour.
A rotary wing pilot, qualified on Sea King 42 B/C and Alouette helicopters, he was the Flight Commander INS Delhi & Senior Pilot Marine Commando Flight. There after he served as Senior Pilot followed by Commanding Officer of INAS 330, the Carrier borne ASW Sea King Squadron. He was the commissioning Commanding Officer of the Naval Air Station, INS Shikra. A former Instrument Rating Examiner on Sea Kings, the officer has flown extensively during Operation Pawan, Sri Lanka (1989) and Operation Restore Hope, Somalia (1993).
He was the Principal Director Aircraft Acquisition from Oct 11 to May 15 and ACNS(Air) from Jun 15 to Feb 18. This 6 year period saw the induction of 8 Boeing P8I, 45 MiG 29K and 17 Hawk aircraft, besides the conclusion of crucial contracts including the 4 Boeing P8i Option Clause, P8i Simulator, 16 ALH, 12 Dornier, 08 Chetak, 12 Microlight and 10 Kamov 28 MLU. Further, the 24 Multi Role Helicopters, 110 Naval Utility Helicopters and Sea King 42 B /C MLU cases were progressed to an advanced stage in this duration .
He has commanded the 1241 RE corvette, INS Nashak, the Missile Corvette INS Kirpan and the Guided Missile Frigate INS Brahmaputra, besides doing a tenure as Executive Officer of the Guided Missile Destroyer INS Delhi. The officer was awarded the Nao Sena Medal for his tenure in command of INS Brahmaputra.
The Flag Officer has undergone the Staff Course at the Defence Services Staff College and the Higher Air Command Course at the College of Air Warfare. He is a post graduate in Defence & Strategic Studies and holds an M Phil (Political Studies).He is an alumnus of the Royal College of Defence Studies, London and attained an MA (International Security & Strategy) from Kings College, London.
The Flag Officer Naval Aviation is the Class Authority for Naval Aircraft / Equipment. He is responsible for Aviation Training, Flight Safety, Aircrew Categorisation & Logistic Support of Naval Aviation. The Flag Officer Goa Area is responsible for the Ships, Establishments and Units in Goa Area.
He is married to Priya, who has worked with the Concern India Foundation and was on the faculty of the Naval Maritime Academy, Mumbai, where she conducted the PSSR course for seafarers. She has been actively involved with ‘Sankalp,’ a school for differently abled children for over six years. Their 21 year old daughter Rahel ,a ‘Journalism’ Graduate from Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi works for the online News Application ‘In Shorts’. The Flag Officer is a keen long distance swimmer who enjoys reading and listening to music.