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Group Captain Ran Singh

Service No 22110 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 19 Dec 1992 Course 150 Course
Service End No Details
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 19 Dec 1993Wg Cdr : 19 Dec 2005Gp Capt : 03 Apr 2013
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Gp CaptRan Singh22110 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2013Announced 26 Jan 2013
Details : Group Captain Ran Singh (22110) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force as a pilot in the flying branch on 19 Dec 92. The officer is a Qualified Flying Instructor (QFI) with total flying experience of close to 3000 hours. He has vast experience in ab-initio and MiG Operational Flying Training (MOFT). He has held several key appointments including that of a QFI, Station Aerospace Safety and Investigation Officer (SASIO) of an operational base and Flight Commander of a MiG- 21 squadron. As a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College he holds an MSc degree from Madras University. Presently he is commanding a MiG-21(Type -96) squadron. As a Qualified Flying Instructor the officer displayed exceptional instructional abilities and good understanding of ab-initio flying requirements. Towards this he was commended by the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief in the 2003. As the SASIO of a front line fighter base his initiatives in controlling vegetation and bird menace within the airfield and its periphery were highly effective, thus ensuring a safe flying environment. His proactive contribution was appreciated and commended by the Chief of the Air Staff in 2008. Whilst being the flight commander of a fighter squadron he performed creditably and ensured high operational capability of the squadron while attaining the objectives set in a qualitative manner, without any accident or major incident. He assumed the command of a MiG-21(Type-96) squadron in May 2010. The unit has been entrusted with the onerous responsibility of undertaking MOFT of young pilots, graduating from various flying training institutions. Through his dynamic and effective leadership, the officer has ensured timely completion of various courses, while ensuring a very high quality of training. The unit also performed well all inspection visits by the Directorate of Air Staff Inspection and Aircrew Inspection Board. The instructional video presentation prepared by the squadron on the approach and landing of MiG-21 ac was of a very high order and has been disseminated to other units undertaking MOFT, as a model to follow in training the young aircrew. Under his command, the squadron has flown over 6300 sorties in nearly two years, despite the vintage of the aircraft and stringent requirements of MOFT flying. The officer's zeal, meticulous planning, effective supervision and leadership directly contributed in maintaining a high degree of professionalism and operational preparedness in the unit. For its outstanding achievements, the unit was also was adjudged as the 'Best Fighter Squadron' in Western Air Command in the year 2010. For exceptional devotion to duty, Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty) to Group Captain Ran Singh.
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Reference : Air Force Day Booklet