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Air Vice Marshal Amolak Singh Rikhy

Service No 2024 Branch AE(L)
Date of Birth: 26 Dec 1916
Date Commissioned 10 Oct 1942 Course
Service End Retired on 17 Dec 1971
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 10 Oct 1943Sqn Ldr : 19 Jan 1956Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1959Acting Gp Capt : 16 Jun 1958
Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1963Acting Air Cmde : 17 Feb 1966Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1967AVM : 01 Apr 1970
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Jan 1950 - 01 Jan 1954Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi Head (Elect Eng)
01 Jan 1954 - 01 Jan 1956Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi DDTS (Planning and Co-ord
- 01 Dec 1965Gp CaptHALKanpur General Manager
- 01 Dec 1970AVMHALKanpur MD - MIG Complex
01 Dec 1970 - AVMHALbangalore Managing Director
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Param Vishist Seva Medal
AVMAmolak Singh Rikhy2024 AELAward Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Air Vice Marshal Amolak Singh Rikhy (2024) was commissioned in the Engineering Branch of the Indian Air Force in 1943. During his service, he has held many important field and staff appointments with distinction.

Since 1954 he has served almost continuously on deputation with Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., first as General Manager of the Kanpur Division, then briefly as Managing Director of the Nasik, Hyderabad and Koraput Divisions, and from early 1969, as Managing Director of the Bangalore Division.

When Air Vice Marshal Rikhy first joined HAL, the Kanpur Division was in a state of flux as a consequence of its transfer from the Air Force to Company management. AVM Rikhy dealt with its many administrative and technical problems with patience, perseverance and deep understanding. Working conditions and technical practices were greatly improved and there was a four fold increase in production.

The Bangalore Division of HAL has now been under AVM Rikhy's care fro nearly three years. This is the oldest and largest Division of HAL, manufacturing six types of aircraft and three types of engines. Here again, during the period of his stewardship. AVM Rikhy has greatly strengthened the administration and working of aircraft and engine factories.

Wherever he has served, both in the Air Force and in HAL; AVM Rikhy has won the confidence of his colleagues and workers. His high professional knowledge and outstanding ability as an Engineer and a Manager have contributed much to the efficiency of the Air Force and the aircraft industry. He has rendered exceptional service of the most exceptional order.

Unit : HAL
Reference : GoI19720126