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Air Vice Marshal Arun Malik

Service No & Branch 19532 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 11 Jun 1988 Course: 141 Course
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Qualifications Held : Instructor Rating: A2
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Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 11 Jun 1993Wg Cdr : 18 Oct 2004Gp Capt : 01 Apr 2010Air Cmde : 20 Jun 2016
AVM : 31 Aug 2021
Training and Other Courses Attended
72 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 198758 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2018
Badges Qualified
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Gp Capt
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

- Sqn LdrAir Command and Staff CollegeMontgomery, Alabama Staff Course
03 Aug 2015 - 25 Dec 2017Air Cmde17 WingGorakhpur Air Officer Commanding
21 Oct 2019 - 30 Aug 2021Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Air Cmde (Air Staff Requirements)
31 Aug 2021 - 30 Sep 2021AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Air Cmde (Air Staff Requirements)
01 Oct 2021 - 31 May 2022AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Projects
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptArun Malik19532 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2014Announced 26 Jan 2014
Details : Group Captain Arun Malik (19532) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force as a pilot in the fighter stream on 11 Jun 88. In his 25 years of distinguished service, he has flown over 4.200 hrs of accident free flying on more than 25 different types of aircraft. The officer is a Cat A Qualified Flying Instructor and an Experimental Test Pilot. He has served as an instructor at Basic Flying Training School (BETS) and Flying Instructors School (FIS). He was Senior Test Pilot at Aircraft and systems Testing Establishment (ASTE) and is a graduate of Air Command and Staff College in USA. He is presently posted as Director Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) at Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhavan). As Senior Test Pilot at ASTE, the officer successfully conducted flight trials of the latest generation Avionics. Electronic Warfare and Weapon Systems on different fighters. facilitating their timely induction into service. As Prototype Test Pilot for SARAS Light Transport Aircraft. designed by National Aerospace Laboratory (NAL). he undertook the initial experimental flight trials on the aircraft. During his deputation to HAL (Bangalore), the officer executed flight trials to evaluate the new engine. control harmony and stall characteristics of the Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT). The officer was instrumental in fine tuning control laws and Human Machine Interface aspects for the IJT Simulator and upgrade of Mirage 2000 Simulator. As Director MMRCA. he successfully and expeditiously executed all aspects of MMRCA procurement. ensuring smooth progress of the case. As Member Secretary for MMRCA CNC and other associated committees, he ensured their efficient functioning. In the Offset committee. he oversaw the massive task of assessment of offsets of all six vendors. As Member Secretary CNC. he guided the team to carry out comprehensive benchmarking of this multifaceted proposal, wherein Life Cycle Calculations were carried out for the first time. In Ll Sub-Committee, he oversaw the extensive and complex calculations carried out to determine Ll vendor. In the Maintenance Sub Committee, his sound technical acumen was instrumental in the expeditious assessment of the technical documentation and confirming compliance of technical specifications and deliverables vis-a-vis the RFP. The officer has led the MMRCA team professionally with foresight. thereby ensuring smooth progress of the project. He has displayed sound planning and execution all through the procurement process, while ensuring strict adherence to the stringent security instructions associated with the project. The demeanour. conduct and professional competence displayed by him throughout the MMRCA procurement process has been of the highest standard. For distinguished service of high order. Horible President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Group Captain Arun Malik. 129
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Reference : Air Force Day Booklet
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