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Air Commodore Karan Dev Singh

Service No 2808 Branch EDN

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Date of Birth: 16 Apr 1920
Date Commissioned 11 Jan 1944 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Apr 1975
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 11 Jan 1945Flt Lt : 11 Jan 1950Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1966Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1972
Acting Air Cmde : 16 Nov 1972Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1975
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

16 Oct 1963 - 22 Dec 1969Wg CdrSainik School BijapurBijapur Principal
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptKaran Dev Singh2808 EDNAward Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Group Captain Karan Dev Singh (2808) was commissioned in the Education Branch of the Indian Air Force in January, 1944. During his long career, he has held a variety of important appointments, including that of Command Education Officer at an Operational Command Headquarters.

After graduating from the Defence Services Staff College and serving at an operational unit, he was posted as Assistant Director, Flight Safety at Air Headquarters. In this capacity, he was responsible for starting the publication of two very popular and instructive Flight Safety periodicals, namely “Flight Guardian" and “Flight Safety Officers' News Letter". These publications have made a significant contribution towards Flight Safety in the IAF.

In 1963, Group Captain Singh was selected for appointment as the Principal of the Sainik School, Bijapur (Mysore State). He held this appointment with distinction for six year, bringing credit to the Indian Air Force. He toiled ceaselessly with dedication and initiative to set the school on a sound footing and earned the appreciation of the Mysore State Administration.

Group Captain Karan Dev Singh has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19720126