Air Marshal Kanwar Dalinderjit Singh graduated from National Defence Academy in Dec 1968. After undergoing flying training, he was commissioned as a fighter pilot in June 1970. The Air Marshal is an alumnus of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and National Defence College New Delhi.
Air Marshal KD Singh has more than 4300 hrs of flying on Fighter and Trainer aircraft. He has the unique experience of being a Forward Air Controller with the Indian Army during the liberation of Bangladesh in 1971. He has flown Hawker Hunter and MiG21 variants among other fighter and trainer aircraft. He is a Qualified Flying Instructor with an A2 category and was deputed to Iraqi Air Force as an instructor for two years in 1982. He has commanded a front line fighter Sqn. He has been Chief Operations Officer of a fighter base and later Chief Instructor (Flying) at the Air Force Academy. The Air Marshal has the experience of commanding two Air Force Stations. He has held important staff appointments at the Air HQ. The Air Marshal was holding the appointment of Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Personnel Officers) at Air HQ Vayu Bhavan, New Delhi and later as Senior Air Staff Officer, Central Air Command Allahabad, before taking over a Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, South Western Air Command on 01 May 07.
Air Marshal KD Singh was awarded the Ati Vishist Seva Medal in 2000 for exceptional devotion to duty.