Air Commodore Amarsingh Ganpatrao Patil was commissioned as a fighter pilot on 23 Dec 72. He has held several important command and staff appointments. He is a Qualified Flying Instructor and a graduate of DSSC.
During his tenure as a flying instructor, he was commended by CAS for matured handling of an emergency involving a foreign student. As a Pechora Squadron Commander, his Squadron was put on the front bench of operational preparedness and assessed as 'Average Plus' by DASI. During his tenure as a Station Commander of a forward Air Defence Direction Centre, his Station was adjudged as the 'Best Control & Reporting Unit' of the Air Force for its overall operational efficiency and prompt deployment during 'Operation Vijay'. During 'Operation Parakram' as Chief Operation Officer of a forward base in the Kashmir valley, he played a pivotal role in deployment of all incoming and outgoing friendly forces in the most effective manner, thus ensuring overall Operational Readiness in the shortest possible time. The Station won the 'Best Operational Wing Trophy' of Western Air Command during his tenure as COO
Air Officer Commanding of a premier fighter base, his inimitable working style and dynamic leadership has continued to contribute towards betterment of working culture and enhanced productivity. The Station has flown a mammoth 10000 hours of flying on the age old MiG-21 (Type-77) and the Chetak/Cheetah helicopter fleets in 18 months. All the courses doing MiG Operational Flying Training have passed out ahead of schedule and additional flying effort was made available for pilots from other Commands. The base under his regime has also done benevolent service to civilians by way of evacuating 108 serious causalities from remote and inaccessible parts of the eastern region by helicopters. All this was possible by his ability to improvise, innovate, guide and motivate his personnel. To cater for futuristic requirements of operations by modern civil & military aircraft from his base, he has worked out a detailed plan to build the requisite infrastructure. In the recent past, as part of Platinum Jubilee Celebration year of the IAF, his Station was tasked to participate in fly-past and undertake arrangements for aerobatic displays. With meticulous planning, right delegation and coordination, these tasks were befittingly carried out to project the true spirit and glorious traditions of the IAF. The Station during his regime has bagged trophies for the Best Fighter Squadron, Best Helicopter Unit, Best Radar Unit, and the pivoted Best Operational Station of the Eastern Air Command.
Air Commodore Amarsingh Ganpatrao Patil has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.