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Air Marshal Avdesh Kumar Singh

Service No 11005 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 07 Jan 1947
Date Commissioned 04 Jun 1967 Course 97 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Jan 2007
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 20 Jul 1986Gp Capt : 01 Jul 1991Air Cmde : 16 Sep 1996AVM : 03 Sep 2001
Air Marshal : 02 Jan 2004C-in-C : 01 Jan 2005
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Notes: 1) Ranks shown are substantive ranks at retirement. 2)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 3)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

07 Jul 1986 - 19 Dec 1988Wg CdrNo. 5 SquadronAmbala CO
24 Jun 1996 - 04 Jan 1998Air Cmde7 WingAmbala AOC
17 Jan 2004 - 30 Sep 2004Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi IG(FS)
01 Oct 2004 - 31 Dec 2004Air MshlWestern Air CommandDelhi SASO
01 Jan 2005 - 31 Jan 2007Air MshlWestern Air CommandDelhi AOC-in-C
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 4
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg CdrAvdesh Kumar Singh11005 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1989
Details :

Wing Commander Avdesh Kumar Singh (11005) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the Air Force on 4 June 67. He was one of the six qualified flying instructors of transport aircraft background, who were selected to convert into fighter aircraft in 1980, he was selected to fly Jaguars which where than the latest aircraft in the inventory of the Air Force Later he took over the Command of a Jaguar Squadron in Jul 86. In spite of manpower constraints the Squadron flew a total of 5000 hrs during his tenure and for the first time since the re equipment of the Squadron with the Jaguar aircraft, over 3000 hrs were flown in a single year.

During Sri Lanka Operation he mounted a detachment at Bangalore at a very short notice and personally flew ten operational fighter Reconnaissance missions over Sri Lanka during "OP Pawan". Throughout, he has led the Squadron from the front by his personal example. He has so far flown 1300 hrs on the Jaguar and his total flying is 4800 hrs all of which is tonally accident free.

For his professional competence, sound leadership, devotion to duty, sustained hard work and his contribution towards enhancement of flight safety and operational efficiency, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Wg Cdr Avdesh Kumar Singh.

Unit : 5 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd April 1988 - No.39-Pres/89 dated 26th January 1989
Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeAvdesh Kumar Singh11005 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1998Announced 26 Jan 1998
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeAvdesh Kumar Singh11005 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2000Announced 26 Jan 2000
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalAvdesh Kumar Singh11005 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2006Announced 26 Jan 2006
Details : AOC-in-C WAC
Unit : WAC
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