Honouring his distinguished service to the nation in a career of 31 years, Group Captain Kesavan Harisankar was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal on Republic Day. President of India Ram Nath Kovind will confer the military award to him at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the coming days. Group Captain Harisankar is presently the Command Engineering Officer at Southern Air Command.

Group Captain Kesavan Harisankar is a native of Karamana in Thiruvananthapuram. He is an alumnus of College Of Engineering, Trivandrum and joined Indian Air Force (IAF) Aeronautical Engineering Mechanical Branch in 1990.