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Air Marshal Nagesh Kapoor

Service No & Branch 18557 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 06 Dec 1986 Course: 138 Course
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Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 06 Dec 1991Wg Cdr : 05 May 2003Gp Capt : 01 Mar 2009Air Cmde : 17 Jun 2013
AVM : 11 Jun 2019
Training and Other Courses Attended
69 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 198555 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2015
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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

12 Jun 2006 - 24 Jun 2007Wg CdrNo.35 Squadron Commanding Officer
01 Apr 2009 - 09 May 2010Gp Capt27 WingBhuj Station Commander
09 Jul 2012 - 31 Mar 2013Gp CaptAir Force AcademyDundigal Chief Instructor (Flying)
01 Apr 2013 - 31 Dec 2014Air CmdeAir Force AcademyDundigal Chief Instructor (Flying)
14 Dec 2015 - 03 Dec 2017Air Cmde28 WingHindan (Ghaziabad) Air Officer Commanding
08 Jan 2018 - 05 May 2019Air CmdeWestern Air CommandDelhi Air-I
- AVM2 Air Defence Control CentreGandhinagar Air Officer Commanding
- AVMComposite Battle Response and Analysis GroupGwalior Air Officer Commanding
25 Jul 2016 - Air Defence Flight Commodore Commandant
- 31 Aug 2023Air MarshalCentral Air CommandAllahabad Senior Air Staff Officer
01 Sep 2023 - Air MarshalPSO: Personnel, Air HQDelhi Air Officer-in-Charge Personnel
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrNagesh Kapoor18557 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2008
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Wing Commander Nagesh Kapoor (18557) F (P) was commissioned in the Flying Branch on 06 Dec 86. He has held the appointments of Flt Cdr (Flt Cdr) of a MiG-29 Sqn and Senior Flight Safety and Inspection Officer (SFS&IO) of Air Force Station Adampur. Presently he is the CO of a MiG-21 Sqn. During his tenure as the Flt Cdr he was deployed at a forward air base for six months during 'Op Parakram'. During his tenure as the SFS&IO, the base had nil accidents/incidents attributable to human error. He is a Qualified Flying Instructor, Fighter Combat Leader and also a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, having topped the course in 2003. He has over 2700 h of accident / incident free flying. He has been awarded twice with the 'Commendation by the CAS' and once with the 'Commendation by the AOC-in-C Western Air Command'.

During his present tenure as CO of a MiG21 Sqn, Wg Cdr N Kapoor has harnessed his resources in an exceptional manner. This has ensured that the Sqn flew almost twice as many hours in the last one year as compared to the previous year. His immaculate planning and foresight has ensured that the operational status of the Sqn has always been very high. There has been a period of almost one year in between wherein all pilots of the Sqn were operational and had current Instrument Rating. While achieving all of the above Wg Cdr Kapoor ensured a healthy and safe flying environment resulting in a nil accident rate.

During the recently concluded Command Gunnery Meet, Wg Cdr Kapoor's Sqn competed with the technologically superior Mirage and Jaguar Sqns. It is to the credit of his leadership and motivational capabilities that the Sqn emerged victorious in both the team events that it took part in. The Sqn also performed exceptionally well in the biannual inspection by the Directorate of Air Staff Inspection. During all detachments, exercises and inspections he has led from the front. During his tenure, the Sqn merged with another MiG-21 Sqn. His painstaking and tireless efforts ensured that the merger was smooth and the operational capability of the unit did not diminish even during the days of transition.

For exceptional devotion to duty, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Nagesh Kapoor.

Unit : 35 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 10th November 2008. No. 34-Pres/2008 dated 26th January 2008
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMNagesh Kapoor18557 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2022Announced 26 Jan 2022
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