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Group Captain Ashish Singh

Service No 21517 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 14 Dec 1991 Course 148 Course
Service End No Details
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Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 14 Dec 1996Wg Cdr : 16 Dec 2004Gp Capt : 24 Sep 2012
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 2
  
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrAshish Singh21517 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2011Announced 26 Jan 2011
Details : Wing Commander Ashish Singh (21517) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned as a pilot in the flying branch on 14 Dec 91. He has taken part in the Kargil conflict in 1999, flying 13 operational missions on the Mirage 2000, including live bombing of enemy camps. A Category 'A' Flying Instructor, he has been an instructor at Flying Instructors' School, and thereafter as Flight Commander of a Mirage 2000 Squadron (9 Sqn). He has undertaken a detachment of six aircraft to Singapore for a successful international exercise. He has been appointed as an Air Force Examiner at Aircrew Examining Board, from where he has also temporarily functioned as an Inspector for Directorate of Air Staff Inspection (DASI). He subsequently graduated from Defence Services Staff College, where he was awarded the Scudder Medal for standing first in overall merit in M.Sc. Defence Studies. He has flown almost 3700 hrs of total flying, of which 1700 hrs is on Mirage 2000. In his current tenure as Commanding Officer of 7 Sqn, the unit has flown 1900 hrs of accident free flying in the last 10 months, with the officer having flown over 270 hrs. Under his leadership, the Sqn has performed exceedingly well, getting a good grading from DASI in Sep 09. The operational status of the unit is very high with most of the pilots holding almost all the operational 'role qualifications'. All exercises and nine detachments have been executed well. The officer volunteered for, and subsequently led the 14 aircraft successful detachment for Ex Maha Vayu Shakti (FPD). This was the single largest tasking undertaken by any Sqn in the exercise, inclusive of 54 normal bombs and eight Laser Guided Bombs (LGBs) being dropped accurately. The Sqn's role oriented focus on armament firing has shown visible results. The Sqn has dropped a total of 11 LGBs successfully in the last 10 months and is the only Mirage Sqn to have carried out Air to Ground gun firing in over two decades, and bagged the trophy for 'Best in Operational Firing' during the gunnery meet Ex Eklavya 10. The officer leads from the front and encourages op-orientation in the Sqn. During DASI he flew five of the missions. During FPD he flew the LGB night mission. In Oct 09, when a fighter had to be flown outstation, he flew it himself at night under inclement weather, due to urgency of the requirement. He has originated five operational papers that have the potential to enhance the war fighting potential of both the Mirage 2000 fleet, as well as the Indian Air Force. For exceptional devotion to duty, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Ashish Singh.
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Reference : Air Force Day Booklet
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptAshish Singh21517 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2015Announced 26 Jan 2015
Details : Group Captain Ashish Singh, VM (21517) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force as a pilot in flying branch on 14 Dec 91. Presently, he is commanding Air Force Station Awantipur since 19 Nov 12. The officer is a Cat 't Qualified Flying Instructor Cat 'A' and has flown more than 4000 hrs of flying on various training and fighter aircraft. He has been an Air Force Examiner and commanded a fighter squadron. A Scudder medalist at Defence Services Staff College, he holds an M Phil degree from the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, US Air Force. During Op Megh Rahat, the officer displayed initiative and inspired his team to perform admirably under difficult conditions. Awantipur Base itself was affected by the rains, losing electricity for two weeks, and becoming physically marooned after the nearby Jhelum River broke its embankments. Despite these conditions, the Base not only sustained its own people, including women and children, but also proactively provided rescue and relief to neighbouring areas of South Kashmir. It first assisted nearby villagers from its own resources that included using earth movers to divert water flow. Thereafter, as the Base Commander, he volunteered the services of the Base for inducting and controlling National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). The NDRF personnel being unfamiliar with the terrain, local sentiments, and security situation, were combined with IAF Garud Commandoes for boat rescues. These composite teams helped rescue more than 200 villagers in a militancy affected area, braving the swirling waters of the fast flowing Jhelum River, as also, tactfully handling the occasional hostile crowds. Later, helicopters were innovatively utilised to increase the reach of the inflatable boats. Once helicopter rescue and relief commenced, missions were executed with professionalism. Planning ensured optimal matching of resources to wherever and whenever these were needed. Receipt and despatch of relief material was efficiently handled, achieving minimum time loss between sorties. The Base was able to provide more than 47 tons of relief material to nearby marooned villages. It heli-lifted more than 600 people to safety, as also housed them all within the Base. In all, it evacuated more than 1000 people. Additionally, the Rapid Action Medical Team at the Base attended to more than 3000 flood affected patients. For his initiative and distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Group Captain Ashish Singh, VM.
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Reference : Air Force Day Booklet