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Air Vice Marshal Jugal Kishore Kapur

Service No 4044 Branch AE(M)
Date of Birth: 02 Apr 1928
Date Commissioned 02 Jan 1951 Course 4 DEO Course
Service End Retired on 30 Apr 1984 / Died on 25 Aug 2015
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 02 Jan 1952Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1970Acting Gp Capt : 05 May 1975Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1976
Acting Air Cmde : 14 Feb 1980Air Cmde : 14 Feb 1980Acting AVM : 27 Jul 1981AVM : 27 Jul 1981
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
07 Sep 1976 - 12 Feb 1980Gp Capt4 Base Repair DepotKanpur CO
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS (Eng)
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 3
   
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrJugal Kishore Kapur4044 AE(M)Award Date 26 Jan 1974Announced 26 Jan 1974
Details :

Wing Commander Kapur has a number of ingenious innovations to his credit. With commendable drive and initiative he succeeded in getting 125 types of consumables and raw materials indigenized and accepted as substitute after comprehensive testing and evaluation. He also arranged indigenous substitution of some of the proprietary spares required for guided weapons which could not be readily imported, resulting in not only saving foreign exchange but also contributing to improvement of operational preparedness.

Awarded Vishisht Seva Medal for excellent qualities of leadership, technical skill and initiative.

Unit : MOD
Reference : GoI19740126No32
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptJugal Kishore Kapur4044 AEMAward Date 26 Jan 1980Announced 26 Jan 1980
Details :

Group Captain Jugal Kishore Kapur, (4044) Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical), was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in January, 1951. During his service career, he has held various staff and other key appointments, including that of Chief Technical and Inspection Officer at Hindustan Aircraft Limited, Deputy Director at Air Headquarters and Command Armament Officer of one of the operational Commands. He successfully AVSM 1980 completed the Post Graduate course at College of Aeronautics, Cranfield (UK) in 1963. As Deputy Director (Guided Weapons) in the Directorate of Technical Development and Production (Air), he was largely responsible for the development and establishing indigenous manufacture of a large number of items for the Guided Weapons System. In recognition of this indigensation effort, he was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal in 1974.

In September, 1976, he took over the Command of a Base Repair Depot. From the time of his taking over, the officer applied himself with exemplary zeal and shouldered the responsibility with a high degree of confidence. He not only brought about remarkable improvements in the functioning of the Depot but also more than doubled the production of aeroƂĀ­engines during the second half of the year 1976-77. During the year 197778, he set about tackling the various problems in order to achieve the assigned production target. He resolved the problems of shortage of spares by keeping a close watch on the availability of spares and obtaining them after exploring all possible sources. He also resorted to indigenous development and manufacture of a large number of items to meet the urgent requirements. He maintained excellent relations with the other Commanding Officers of the station to achieve maximum cooperation. His sole aim, throughout, has been to achieve the highest, production target and maintain high level of quality control and thus meet the requirements of operational units. By dint of his complete dedication, he has not only met the production target assigned for the year 1977-78, but also exceeded the target in respect of Avon engines. In 1978-79 again, the Base Repair Depot has achieved the production target.

Besides overhaul of aeroƂĀ­engine, the Base Repair Depot is also responsible for repair and manufacture of all types of ground equipment. In the year 1977-78, the Base Repair Depot repaired/ manufactured 878 pieces of ground equipment against the task of 218. In the year 1978-79, similarly, the Base Repair Depot repaired 1020 pieces of ground equipment to meet the urgent requirements of the operating units even though the task was only 444.

Group Captain (now Air Commodore) Jugal Kishore Kapur has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19800126
Param Vishist Seva Medal
AVMJugal Kishore Kapur4044 AEMAward Date 26 Jan 1984Announced 26 Jan 1984
Details :

Air Vice Marshal Jugal Kishor Kapur, AVSM, VSM, AE (M) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in January 1951. During 32 yours of his service career, the officer held various staff and other key appointments. including that of Chief Technical & Inspection Officer at Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, Officer Commanding of a major Base Repair Depot, Director of Engineering and later ACAS (Eng) at Air headquarters. He successfully completed the Post Graduate course at College of Aeronautics, Cranfield (UK) in 1963. A keen sportsman, he represented India in basket ball in 1st Asian Games in 1951.

As Deputy Director (Guided Weapons) in the Directorate of Technical Development and Production (Air), he was largely responsible for the development and establishing indigenous manufacture or a large number of items for the Guided weapons System. In recognition of this effort, he was awarded Vishisht Seva Medal in 1974. As Officer Commanding of a major Base Repair Depot, he applied himself with exemplary zeal and shouldered the responsibility with a high degree of confidence. He not only brought about remarkable improvements in the functioning of the BRD, but also more than doubled the production of aeroengines during the very first year of his command. But for his complete dedication in the face of serious constraints, it would have been difficult to complete the assigned task. For this outstanding achievement he was awarded Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 1980.

First as Director of Engineering 'B' and later as Director of Engineering 'A', he achieved exceptional results in formulation and implementation of policies regarding all aspects of maintenance. In July, 1982 on promotion AVM Kapur took over as ACAS (Eng) and totally involved himself in the prolonged negotiations with Mirage-2000 suppliers. He was instrumental in securing significant concessions from the French suppliers. His sound technical knowledge and professionalism of the highest order assisted the negotiation team in arriving at reasonable prices of a large number of training aids and other equipment.

Air Vice Marshal Kapur established himself as an officer with outstanding professional skill and has worked throughout with a spirit of dedication and exemplary devotion to duty.

Air Vice Marshal Jugal Kishor Kapur, AVSM, VSM has thus rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19840126