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Air Commodore Arun Kumar Paul

Service No & Branch 15955 AE(L)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 07 Jan 1980 Course: 17 AEC Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jan 2012
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Nov 1998Gp Capt : 01 Sep 2004Air Cmde : 01 Dec 2009
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

27 Aug 2009 - 31 Jan 2012Air CmdeAir Force Technical CollegeJalahalli Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptArun Kumar Paul15955 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 2010Announced 26 Jan 2010
Details : Group Captain Arun Kumar Paul (15955) Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) was commissioned in IAF in the Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics) branch on 07 Jan 1980. The officer has held important field and staff appointments. For his relentless efforts in improving operational environment, he has been commended thrice by the Chief of Air Staff and once by the Air Officer Commanding in Chief. During the period July 2006 to May 2008, the officer was appointed as Chief Engineering Officer of a fighter base. The officer built up all AOG aircraft (ac) in a record period of two months without putting down any flight line ac. The officer could achieve 100% serviceability of the ac on at least three occasions and maintained overall serviceability of 80% for one whole year against the background of low serviceability status of the fleet in the entire Indian Air Force. All operational and maintenance tasks were successfully achieved during his tenure. The officer took over as Director Avionics Modification at Air HQ on 02 Jun 08. The directorate is handling eighteen different projects. With his proactive and incessant efforts, he coordinated the management with a new team of officers and resolved outstanding issues in all the projects. His professional acumen and personal guidance resulted in finalisation of the implementation methodology of Darin II Jaguar simulator. As Director, he has put his vast experience in the engineering field towards streamlining techno-logistic chain of Laser Designator pods. The officer has sustained a very high serviceability of the pods despite the system being utilised on a variety of platforms. During his present tenure, the officer has completed induction and commissioning of BISON Avionic Part Task Trainer at five different bases, High Performance Human Centrifuge system at Institute of Aviation Medicine, HAWK Synthetic Training Equipments at Bidar, Kiran/HPT simulators at four different bases and Forward Air Controller kits for all the Tactical Air Control units. The induction of Mirage Mission Simulator, Dornier Flight Training Device, CCD/FLIR for Mi- 17 heptr and Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation pods has moved to the final stages. The officer has also finalized Long Term Maintenance Agreements with the OEM for all the critical systems. For distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Arun Kumar Paul.
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