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Air Marshal Vikram Singh

Service No & Branch 17699 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 21 Dec 1984 Course: 134 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Apr 2023 Superannuated Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 21 Dec 1995Wg Cdr : 14 May 2001Gp Capt : 05 Nov 2007Air Cmde : 30 Dec 2010
AVM : 01 Jan 2016Air Marshal : 01 Oct 2020C-in-C : 03 Oct 2021
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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

- No.7 Squadron Squadron Pilot
01 Sep 2009 - 03 Aug 2010Gp Capt9 WingHalwara Station Commander
04 Aug 2010 - 29 Nov 2010Air Cmde9 WingHalwara Air Officer Commanding
20 Apr 2011 - 29 May 2014Air CmdeEmbassy of India, RussiaMoscow Air Attache
05 Mar 2016 - 15 May 2016AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Ops Space
16 May 2016 - 30 Apr 2018AVMAdvance HQ, Eastern Air CommandCalcutta Air Officer Commanding
11 Mar 2019 - 13 Oct 2019AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Projects
14 Oct 2019 - 30 Sep 2020AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Plans
03 Aug 2020 - Operational Conversion Unit A Commodore Commandant
01 Oct 2020 - 30 Sep 2021Air MarshalWestern Air CommandDelhi Senior Air Staff Officer
04 Oct 2021 - 30 Apr 2023Air MarshalSouth Western Air CommandGandhinagar Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptVikram Singh17699 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2009Announced 26 Jan 2009
Details : Group Captain Vikram Singh (17699) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned as a Fighter Pilot in December 1984. He is an Experimental Test Pilot and a Qualified Flight Instructor. His varied and diverse flying experience amounts to 2800 hours on 35 different aircraft. He attended the Senior Commanders Staff Course in South Africa. The officer has played a key and instrumental role in development and Flight Testing of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA). Till date, he has the largest number of sorties on the LCA amounting to 150 which is almost 20% of the LC~s total flying. His contribution to this National Level aircraft development project has been singular and noteworthy. The officer in his career has varied experience in diverse fields. This also included a three-year appointment in the Directorate of Air Staff Requirement where he was involved in the induction of Embraer and WIP Boeing. His vision, planning and deep sense of integrity has enabled him to achieve the desired Air Force objectives. During his present tenure at Air HQ, the officer was the Director for aircraft upgrades. His scope of work involved close monitoring, coordination and timely induction of combat aircraft into the operational squadrons. This involved the induction of Su-30 MKI and the intense negotiations that were involved in the swap contract with the Russians. His contribution to the MiG-27 and Jaguar upgrade projects is immense. Today both these upgrade projects are a success story that HAL, DRDO and the Air Force can be truly proud. It is pertinent to mention that all these projects were worth almost Rs 60,000 crores. His commitment and perseverance have resulted in timely completion and contributed in the modernisation of the IAF's combat fleet. For his distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Vikram Singh.
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Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalVikram Singh17699 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2022Announced 26 Jan 2022
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Articles from Main Site

Spitfires in the Sun by Air Commodore Vikram Singh -

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