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Group Captain Nasib Singh Kadian

Service No & Branch 15025 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 10 Jun 1977 Course: 118 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Apr 2006
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 26 Jul 1993Gp Capt : 01 Mar 2001
Badges Qualified
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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

03 Jan 1996 - 01 Jan 1998Wg CdrNo.20 SquadronKalaikunda Commanding Officer
01 Jan 2000 - 01 Jan 2002Gp Capt12 WingChandigarh Chief Operations Officer
01 Jul 2002 - 01 Jul 2005Gp CaptAircrew Examination BoardHindon Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Gp CaptNasib Singh Kadian15025 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2004
Details :

Group Captain Nasib Singh Kadian (15025) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the Flying Branch of the IAF on 10 Jun 1977 as a fighter pilot. He is a Qualified Flying Instructor with 4500 h of accident free flying. He has been Flight Commander of a MiG-21 Sqn and Squadron Commander of MiG Operational Flying Training Unit. He commanded a fighter Sqn and Operational Conversion Unit (OCU), wherein, he was instrumental in resurrecting both these units on MiG-21 in a record time. During his tenure of two years as Chief Operations Officer (COO) of a major airbase operating fighters, transport aircraft and helicopters, he was largely responsible for an all-time record airlift of 50,000 ton load for forward area maintenance and ensuring accident free flying. He is an alumnus of Defence Services Staff College.

Gp Capt Kadian took over as Commanding Officer of the Aircrew Examining Board on 29 Jul 2002. It is the custodian of professional excellence of the IAF. He has given a new focus to it's thrust areas. In the last ten months, he has reoriented the examining system to an operational role specific pattern, thereby ensuring high professional standards in the IAF. The amendments in the existing instructions on instrument flying conceived by him would go a long way in enhancing operational proficiency and flight safety. Through his personal involvement and commitment, the Board has undergone a paradigm shift in terms of its working environment, computer cum edit room, computerised auto-generation of question papers, archives and library. He has been responsible for the conceptualisation of a very high-class training infrastructure for conduct of courses by the Board.

For his exceptional devotion to duty, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Group Captain Nasib Singh Kadian.

Unit : AEB
Reference : Gazette of India dated 24th April 2004 - No.32-Pres/2004 dated 26th January 2004
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