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Air Commodore Shiv Ratan Singh

Service No 18083 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 06 Dec 1985 Course 136 Course
Service End No Details
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Gp Capt : 01 Sep 2008Air Cmde : 28 Dec 2011
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 2
  
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrShiv Ratan Singh18083 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2007
Details :

Wing Commander Shiv Ratan Singh (18083) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned on 06 Dec 85. He is the Deputy Commandant of Tactics and Air Combat Development Establishment (TACDE) since 09 Aug 04.

He is a Fighter Combat Leader (FCL) and a graduate of DSSC, Wellington. For his outstanding performance during the FCL course, he was awarded the Jam Satanic Sword of Honour and soon after the course, he was posted as Directing Staff at the Establishment from Aug 95 to Jun 2000. He was also awarded the CAS commendation in Aug 94 for his avidity and allegiance towards his duty. He has commanded a frontline fighter Squadron and under his leadership, the Squadron undertook four MOF training courses before re-equipping with Bison aircraft. He ensured incident free conversion in the shortest possible time. Under his guidance the Squadron performed exceptionally well in DASI and AEB inspections.

The officer became the Deputy Commandant at a crucial juncture where a lot of operational, developmental and training activity was being undertaken at TACDE. However, with his initiative, involvement and dedication all the assigned tasks were achieved well and in time. He undertook the induction of Bison aircraft at TACDE as a personal crusade. This involved extensive liaison with external agencies as there were many teething problems since the aircraft and allied equipment were not planned for the Establishment at that stage. He has been instrumental in the planning and conduct of the first major BVR vs BVR tactics development exercise, Ex Javelin-II. The lessons accrued from this exercise have caused a paradigm shift in the tactical doctrine of the IAF and in shaping the future of air warfare in the Air Force. He has displayed professional acumen of a very high order in the planning and conduct of international Air Force Exercise (Ex Cope India-05) with the USAF. His effort in steering the exercise towards the desired objectives has greatly enhanced the image of the IAF.

He is a perfectionist who has never allowed personal comfort to impede his work and has willingly worked beyond the normal call of duty. He has always led from the front and served as a role model to his subordinates with his tireless zeal, knowledge and maturity.

For his exceptional devotion to duty, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Shiv Ratan Singh.

Unit : TACDE
Reference : Gazette of India dated 17th March 2007. No.90-Pres/2007 dated 26th January 2007
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptShiv Ratan Singh18083 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2011Announced 26 Jan 2011
Details : Group Captain Shiv Ratan Singh, VM (18083) Flying (Pilot)was commissioned as a fighter pilot in the flying branch on 06 Dec 85. He has flown the Mig 21 aircraft in various appointments. A Fighter Combat Leader, who stood first in his course, he has served as Directing Staff in Tactics and Air Combat Development Establishment (TACDE)for 2 tenures. He has commanded a frontline Bison Sqn and also served as a flying inspector in the Directorate of Air Staff Inspection (DASI) prior to becoming Chief Operational Officer of Air Force Station Jodhpur. An alumnus of Defense Services Staff College, the officer was awarded CAS commendation in 1994. As Deputy Commandant TACDE, he contributed in the formulation of air combat tactics and conduct of Indo-Saf Exercise Cope India 05. For his exceptional devotion to duty he was awarded Vayu Sena Medal in 2007. The officer had been the Station Commander at Air Force Station Suratgarh from 03 Nov 08 to 24 Mar 10. He led from the front, setting a personal example to form a well knit team brimming with confidence, trust and motivation. His focus on operational preparedness and enhancement of combat potential has ensured high operational state of all combat units of the Station. This was amply proved during the DASI visit when the station was adjudged Average plus in operations and maintenance. The Station maintained a very high serviceability status and a good aviation safety record with involvement of all personnel. His leadership and personal bonding with his team down to the grassroots level resulted in the Station performing well in all facets including sports. His personal involvement ensured that the support services provided the impetus to operational potential, enhanced quality of life and high morale. For distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Shiv Ratan Singh, VM.
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Reference : Air Force Day Booklet