|Service No & Branch||16829 F(P)||Stream :Transport|
|Date of Birth: -- --- ----||Commissioned: 04 Jun 1982||Course: 129 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 31 Jul 2021||Flying Hours : 6000|
|Qualifications Held :|
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|01 Dec 1988 - 01 Jul 1991||Flt Lt||Juliet Sqn, National Defence Academy||Khadakvasla||Divisional officer|
|01 Jul 1991 - 01 Jan 1992||Sqn Ldr||Golf Sqn, National Defence Academy||Khadakvasla||Squadron Commander|
|01 May 2001 -||Wg Cdr||No.41 Squadron||Commanding Officer|
|12 Jul 2004 - 27 Apr 2006||Gp Capt||No.33 Squadron||Sulur||Commanding Officer|
|-||Air Cmde||3 Wing||Palam (Delhi)||Air Officer Commanding|
|-||Air Cmde||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Principal Director (Ops, Transport and Helicopters)|
|01 Jan 2013 - 05 May 2015||AVM||National Defence College||Delhi||Senior Directing Staff (Air)|
|10 Feb 2010 -||No.41 Squadron||Commodore Commandant|
|09 Apr 2018 - 15 Dec 2019||Air Marshal||National Defence Academy||Khadakvasla||Commandant|
|16 Dec 2019 - 31 Jul 2020||Air Marshal||Central Air Command||Allahabad||Senior Air Staff Officer|
|01 Aug 2020 -||Air Marshal||Air Force Academy||Dundigal||Commandant|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)|
|Wg Cdr||Vipin Indira Panabhan Nayar||16829 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 2003|
|Details :|| |
Wing Commander Vipin Indira Padmanabhan Nayar (16829) F (P) was commissioned on 04 Jun 1982 in the Flying Branch of the IAF. In his distinguished career, he has held several important appointments, including instructional appointments at the NDA and FTEs, Flight Commander, Command Examiner and Air Force Examiner at the Aircrew Examination Board.
Wing Commander Vipin has epitomized professionalism and leadership on many occasions. While in an AN-32 Squadron, he recovered an aircraft and its occupant to safe landing by his remarkable professionalism when it suffered the failure of a critical engine in the Siachen Glacier. For this he was awarded Commendation by the CAS.
The quality of training to his Sqn pilots was instrumental in the Sqn winning the 'Best Transport Sqn' Trophy. In recognition of his commitment, utmost dedication and devotion he was awarded the Commendation by the CAS again in 1999. Wg Cdr Vipin assumed command of a Tpt Sqn in May 2001. Under the able steward ship, the Sqn won the trophy for the 'Best Tpt Sqn' in Western Air Command. With his professionalism, and skilful guidance, he provided exemplary leadership and motiva tion to the Sqn personnel to bring out their best despite manning constraints. The achievements in maintenance practices, innovations in technical eqpt and resources management stand testimony to his commitment to the IAF. Wg Cdr Vipin not only practices 'Service before Self', but also inculcates the same in men he commands.
For distinguished service of exceptional order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Seva Medal' to Wing Commander Vipin Indira Padmanabhan Nayar.
|Unit : 41 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd March 2003 - No.43-Pres/2003 dated 26th January 2003|