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Air Vice Marshal Amit Aneja

Service No & Branch 14668 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- -- Commissioned: 29 Dec 1976 Course: 117 Course Entry Mode : NDA
Service End: Retired on 28 Feb 2013
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 05 Jul 1993Gp Capt : 17 Jul 2000Air Cmde : 10 Jul 2006AVM : 01 Sep 2009
Training and Other Courses Attended
48 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 197548 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 1975
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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 Jun 1972 - 01 Jun 1975National Defence AcademyKhadakvasla Cadet
01 Jun 1975 - 01 Dec 1975Flt CdtElementary Flying SchoolBidar Flt Cdt
01 Jan 1976 - 29 Dec 1976Flt CdtAir Force AcademyDundigal Flt Cdt
01 Jan 1977 - 01 Jun 1977Plt OffrOperational Conversion UnitKKD Squadron Pilot
01 Jun 1977 - 01 Mar 1979Fg OffrNo.22 SquadronHashimara/ Bagdogra Squadron Pilot
01 Mar 1979 - 01 Dec 1982Flt LtNo.18 SquadronSrinagar Squadron Pilot
01 Jan 1983 - 01 Jun 1983Flt LtFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Instructor Trainee
01 Jun 1983 - 01 Mar 1985Flt LtAir Force AcademyDundigal Flying Instructor
01 Mar 1985 - 01 Sep 1985Sqn LdrFranceFrance Mirage MCF
01 Sep 1985 - 01 Jul 1989Sqn LdrNo.7 SquadronGwalior Squadron Pilot
01 Aug 1989 - 01 Jun 1991Sqn LdrNo.2 SquadronKalaikunda Squadron Pilot
01 Jun 1991 - 01 May 1992Sqn LdrAir Command and Staff CollegeMontgomery, Alabama Staff Course
01 May 1992 - 01 Nov 1993Sqn LdrNo.7 SquadronGwalior Flight Commander
01 Nov 1993 - 01 Oct 1996Wg Cdr12 Forward Base Support UnitNaliya Chief Operations Officer
22 Oct 1996 - 11 Oct 1998Wg CdrNo.26 SquadronPathankot Commanding Officer
01 Oct 1998 - 01 Jul 2000Wg CdrCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Directing Staff
17 Jul 2000 - 01 Jul 2003Gp CaptWestern Air CommandDelhi CATSPAW
07 Aug 2003 - 31 Mar 2005Gp Capt5 Forward Base Support UnitUttarlai Station Commander
01 Apr 2006 - 01 May 2008Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Principal Director (Flying Training)
21 Apr 2008 - 31 Aug 2009Air CmdeWestern Air CommandDelhi Air-I
- No.26 Squadron Commodore Commandant
01 Sep 2009 - 31 Mar 2011AVMAir Force AcademyDundigal Commandant
01 May 2011 - 28 Feb 2013AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Training
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 3
   
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrAmit Aneja14668 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1999
Details :

Wing Commander Amit Aneja (14668) Flying (Pilot) has been the Commanding Officer of a frontline fighter Squadron since 22 October 96.

His Career has been marked by total and unconditional involvement, devotion to duty, leadership qualities and the highest norms of interpersonal relations which have ushered in unprecedented degree of improvement in administration and operational preparedness. This is borne out by the fact that during his tenure as Squadron Commander, the Squadron received the bombing trophy for Exercise Eklavya '97 and the unit was declared best in Western Air Command for operational turn around of aircraft, with unprecedented 97% marks. His introduction of a novel concept of Morale, Welfare and Recreation Cell in the Squadron has led to an environment wherein the minor offences in his unit have steadily reduced to the lowest figure of last eight years. The concept has not only been adopted by Air Force Station where his Squadron is based but has been well appreciated by Headquarters Western Air Command.

For his consistent performance of a very high order, he has been commended by Air Officer Commanding in Chief of two Commands and his accident free flying record has earned him Flight Safety Three Stars. For his good performance the officer was selected to attend the Staff College Course in USA.

For his devotion to duty, sustained professional acumen and outstanding leadership qualities, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Amit Aneja.

Unit : 26 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 29th May 1999 - No.91-Pres/99 dated 26th January 1999
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptAmit Aneja14668 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2004Announced 26 Jan 2004
Details :

Group Captain Amit Aneja, VM (14668) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned on 26 Dec 1976 in the Flying Branch of the 1AF. During 26 years of service, he has held several important appointments that include Flight Commander of a Mirage-2000 Sqn, Chief Operations Officer (COO) of a Forward Base Supporting Unit (FBSU), Commanding Officer of a MiG-21 Sqn and Directing Staff at College of Air Warfare. He is a Qualified Flying Instructor (QFI) and an alumnus of Air Command and Staff College in USA. He was awarded Commendation by AOC-in-C on two occasions and Vayu Sena Medal for devotion to duty on 26 Jan 1999.

Since Jul, 2000 he is posted as Ops 1 (B) at Headquarters, Western Air Command (WAC) and is looking after Command Air Tasking Strike Planning and Air Warfare (CATSPAW). Gp Capt Aneja has been instrumental in reinvigorating the CATSPAW cell, which is the core of Command Air Operations. He has completely revamped the working procedures and systematised collection of target information and target to weapons matching to ensure fast and easy access, resulting in very efficient planning. His single-minded approach in improvement of the command ops planning process has been appreciated by Air Headquarters as well as by field units. This has led to a fruitful and free interaction with the Army particularly in joint targeting and air ops in support of ground forces. He has been instrumental in creating a synergy among various branches of the Command and field units to optimise the operational capabilities of the Command staff.

Gp Capt Aneja has also been responsible for induction of the Integrated Command Air Tasking System. He has not only facilitated adapting the system but also in improving it and disseminating it to the field units. With foresight, he has been involved in planning and execution of command exercises. This has contributed significantly to raise the operational effectiveness of Western Air Command. He has performed well beyond his charter of duties with single mindedness and with no regard to personal comfort.

For his distinguished service of high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Amit Aneja VM.

Unit : WAC
Reference : GoI20040126
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMAmit Aneja14668 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2011Announced 26 Jan 2011
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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