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Air Force – Officers

Kodavas have historically been men of action. Acclaimed as ‘born warriors’, they have continued to serve in the defense forces of our country since generations. Be it the Army, Navy, Airforce or Border Security Force.

We are attempting to list both Retired and Serving Officers here, categorised under Army Officers, Navy Officers and Airforce Officers along with the Gallantry Awardees. Over 200 Officers are listed at present.

By Ranks

Air Marshal

  1. Cheppudira D Subbaiah
  2. Kodandera  Nanda Cariappa
  3. Machiyanda C Uthaiah
  4. Baltikalanda U Chengappa

Air Vice Marshal

  1. Biddanda C Nanjappa

Air Commodore

  1. Ballianda B Appachu
  2. Icheytira Iyappa Kuttappa(Pradeep)

Group Captain

  1. Buttiyanda N Bheemaiah
  2. Chodumada A Somaiah
  3. Kambeyanda A Cariappa
  4. Kanjithanda Karun Karumbaiah
  5. Machettira K Praveen
  6. Munjandira  Vivek Thimmaiah
  7. Palachanda K Subbaiah 
  8. Pattada M Devaya

Wing Commander

  1. Addengada N Somanna
  2. Ballachanda C Karumbaiah
  3. Bolkaranda M Lathika
  4. Devenira Appachu
  5. Chengachanda Praveen Kaveriappa
  6. Kodendera C Kuttaiah
  7. Malavanda T Nanjappa
  8. Manavattira Vinod Ponnappa
  9. Mandetira Bopanna
  10. Mukkatira B Ponnappa
  11. Nidumanda Sandesh Appaiah
  12. Pandanda R Ponnappa 
  13. Pandanda (Alemengada) P Vilma
  14. Pemmanda Prithvi Ponnappa
  15. Teethira Prince Subbaiah
  16. lathika

Squadron Leader

  1. Battianda Ashok Nanjappa
  2. Kekada (Mukkatira) Pallavi Ponnappa
  3. Kutetira Thasheena Kuttappa
  4. Mandapanda Thimmaya
  5. Mandepanda Ganapathy
  6. Palecanda N Chengappa
  7. Pebbatira  K Dinesh

Flight Lieutenant

  1. Chovanda G Somaiah
  2. Kallichanda C Bopanna
  3. Poolanda Ponnappa
  4. Iynanda B Cauveramma(AMC)-(Doctor)
  5. Deyanda Sinthak Somanna

Flying Officer

  1. Cheppudira Shravan Devaiah
  2. Appanervanda  Bopanna
  3. Mandanervanda Rajeshwari(Rani Appanna)
  4. Coluvanda Punya Nanjappa(Merit list-selected-2019-Flying Academy)

Seargent

  1. Mathanda Sanjay(Rtd)
  2. Ballachanda N Medappa

 

 

By Okka

40 Kodava officers from different okkas are as follows

A

  1. Addengada N Somanna – Wing Commander
  2. Appanervanda  Bopanna

B

  1. Ballachanda C Karumbaiah  – Wing Commander
  2. Ballachanda N Medappa
  3. Ballianda B Appachu – Air Commodore
  4. Baltikalanda U Chengappa – Air Marshall
  5. Battianda Ashok Nanjappa – Squadron Leader
  6. Biddanda C Nanjappa – Air Vice Marshall
  7. Bolkaranda M Lathika – Wing Commander
  8. Buttiyanda N Bheemaiah – Group Captain

C

  1. Chengachanda Praveen Kaveriappa – Wing Commander
  2. Cheppudira D Subbaiah – Air Marshall
  3. Cheppudira Shravan Devaiah – Flying Officer
  4. Chorumada A Somaiah – Group Captain
  5. Chovanda G Somaiah – Flt Lieutenant
  6. Coluvanda Punya Nanjappa

D

  1. Devanira Appachu  –  Wing Commander
  2. Deyanda Sinthak Somanna-Flight Lieutenant

I

  1. Icheytira K Kuttappa – Group Captain
  2. Iynanda B Cauveramma(AMC)-Flight Lieutenant

K

  1. Kallichanda C Bopanna – Flight Lieutenant
  2. Kambeyanda A Cariappa – Group Captain
  3. Kanjithanda Karun Karumbaiah
  4. Kekada (Mukkatira) Pallavi Ponnappa – Squadron Leader
  5. Kodandera  Nanda Cariappa – Air Marshall
  6. Kodendera C Kuttaiah – Wing Commander
  7. Kutetira Thasheena Kuttappa – Squadron Leader

M

  1. Machetira K Praveen – Group Captain
  2. Machiyanda C Uthaiah – Air Marshall
  3. Malavanda T Nanjappa – Wing Commander
  4. Manavattira Vinod Ponnappa – Wing Commander
  5. Mandapanda Thimmaya – Squadron Leader
  6. Mandepanda Ganapathy- Squadron Leader
  7. Mandetira Bopanna – Wing Commander
  8. Mukkatira B Ponnappa – Wing Commander
  9. Munjandira  Vivek  Thimmaiah- Group Captain

N

  1. Nidumanda Sandesh Appaiah – Wing Commander

P

  1. Palachanda K Subbaiah – Group Captain
  2. Palecanda N Chengappa – Squadron Leader
  3. Pattada M Devaya – Group Captain
  4. Pebbatira  K Dinesh – Squadron Leader
  5. Pandanda R Ponnappa  – Wing Commander
  6. Pandanda (Alemengada) Vilma – Wing Commander
  7. Poolanda Ponnappa – Flight Lieutenant

T

  1. Teethira Prince Subbaiah – Wing Commander
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