Srinivasapuram Krishnaswamy PVSM, AVSM, VM and Bar (born Madras January 1943) was the 19th Chief of Air Staff (India) from 2001 to 2004. He started the first electronic warfare command in the Indian Air Force and was awarded the Agni Award for Self Reliance in August 1999 for promoting indigenous development in the Indian Armed services. He fought in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 and flew the Folland Gnat. He later joined Aircraft and System Training Establishment as a test pilot. He went on to command Western, South-Western and Central Air Commands.
|Born||18 January 1943|
Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
|Years of service||December 1961 – 31 December 2004|
|Unit||No. 3 Squadron IAF|
|Commands held||Sirsa Air Force Station|
Halwara Air Force Station
Western Air Command
Indian Air Force
|Battles/wars||Indo-Pakistani War of 1965|
Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
Military Awards and Decorations
- Rajagopalan, Rajesh; Mishra, Atul (2015). Nuclear South Asia: Keywords and Concepts. Routledge. p. 172. ISBN 9781317324768.
- "Air Chief Marshal Srinivasapuram Krishnaswamy - India's Air Force Chief". Defense News. 18 August 2003. p. 54 – via NewsBank.
- "S Krishnaswamy PVSM, AVSM, VM & Bar CAS | Indian Air Force | Government of India". indianairforce.nic.in. Indian Air Force. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
- "New IAF, Navy chiefs clear way for CDS - Times of India". The Times of India. 31 October 2001.
| Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee
Nirmal Chander Vij
| Chief of the Air Staff (India)
31 December 2001 – 31 December 2004
Shashindra Pal Tyagi