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Air Vice Marshal Ajit Singh

Service No & Branch 13147 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- -- Commissioned: 24 Jun 1972 Course: 108 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Oct 2009 Superannuated Nick Name : Jitta
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 11 Mar 1991Gp Capt : 01 Sep 1995Air Cmde : 03 Dec 2001AVM : 07 Sep 2005
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Jul 1977 - 01 May 1980Flt LtNo.26 SquadronPathankot Sqn Pilot
01 Jun 1983 - Sqn LdrNo.26 SquadronPathankot Sqn Pilot
17 Jun 1991 - 27 Jun 1993Wg CdrNo.8 Squadron Commanding Officer
09 Jan 2003 - 01 Feb 2005Air CmdeAFS BidarBidar Air Officer Commanding
01 Jun 2005 - AVMAdvance HQ, Western Air CommandChandimandir Air Officer Commanding
08 Aug 2005 - No.8 Squadron Commodore Commandant
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptAjit Singh13147 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2001Announced 26 Jan 2001
Details :

Group Captain Ajit Singh (13147) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned as a pilot on 24 Jun 1972 in the Flying branch of the IAF. While serving with a front-line fighter squadron he was commended by the Chief of Air Staff in 1991 for adept handling of an in-flight emergency at night and again in 1993. He has held the appointments of Commanding Officer of a fighter squadron, Command Flight Safety and Inspection Officer and Deputy Director Intelligence (Liaison) at Air Headquarters. He is a qualified Cat A-2 Flying Instructor, Instrument Rating Instructor and Examiner and a graduate of the Defence Services' Staff College and College of Combat.

Gp Capt Ajit Singh was appointed Chief Operations Officer of a fighter air base in the Eastern Sector on 30 Mar 1998. With his vast experience in the Eastern Region, he was able to appreciate various nuances of flying operations in this area very quickly. He undertook the task of improving the flying environment and support services at the base and achieved commendable results. He put his innovative skills to good use and suggested a modification to the Mechanical Runway Sweeper to quick dry the Arrester Barrier net during monsoons. With this modification, the time taken for resumption of flying operations after heavy rains has reduced drastically. Additionally, he undertook a review of all orders/instructions pertaining to operations. His suggestions have helped streamline procedures and in creation of a healthy and safe flying environment.

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

Unit : 16 Wing
Reference : GoI20010126
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