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Air Vice Marshal Rishi Pal Singh

Service No 12639 Branch AE(M)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 12 Jan 1971 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Jul 2006
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 11 Mar 1991Acting Gp Capt : 05 Jun 1995Gp Capt : 24 Oct 1994Air Cmde : 03 Dec 2001
AVM : 01 Nov 2003
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

10 Mar 1997 - 01 Jan 1999Gp Capt1 Base Repair DepotKanpur Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptRishi Pal Singh12639 AE(M)Award Date 26 Jan 1996Announced 26 Jan 1996
Details :

Group Captain RP Singh was commissioned on 12 Jan 71 in the Engineering Branch. He has served as the Senior Technical Officer of two MiG-21 Squadrons. He was appointed as Deputy Director Engineering A2(T) on 09 Apr 90. When he took over, 20 to 30 type77/96 (MiG-21) aircraft in units were without engines. After having realised that R-11 engines were no more in production in any country, he embarked upon the idea of life extension of these engines. Subsequent studies in Russia, based on the thought process initiated by him, resulted in life extension of R-11s from 1200 to 1600 h. This in turn resulted in a huge saving to the Government. He was also able to prevail upon HAL to carry out partial repair of R-13 engines and five engines have been accepted by Koraput.

As a member of Indian delegation to Kyrgyzstan, he was instrumental in selecting 15 best MiG-21 trainers along with the best of the available R-13 engines. This single acquisition has resolved MiG-21 trainer shortage in IAF once for all. Life extension of R-11 engines has generated 1,25,000 additional hours and repairs of five R-13 engines in India under his guidance have resulted in saving of more than 10 crore rupees in foreign exchange.

For distinguished service of high order, the President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain RP Singh.

Unit : AHQ
Reference : GoI19960126