|Service No & Branch||5585 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))||Stream :Fighters|
|Date of Birth: -- --- ----||Commissioned: 19 Dec 1958||Course: 73 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 31 Mar 1996 Superannuated||Nick Name :|
|Qualifications Held :|
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|01 Apr 1968 -||Sqn Ldr||No.47 Squadron||Chandigarh||Flight Commander|
|-||Wg Cdr||College of Air Warfare||Secunderabad||Directing Staff|
|-||Wg Cdr||9 Wing||Halwara||Chief Operations Officer|
|12 Mar 1977 - 02 Dec 1979||Wg Cdr||No.17 Squadron||Halwara||Commanding Officer|
|-||Gp Capt||17 Wing||Gorakhpur||Chief Operations Officer|
|-||Gp Capt||7 Wing||Ambala||Chief Operations Officer|
|- 01 Dec 1982||Gp Capt||Embassy of India, Eqypt||Cairo||Air Attache|
|-||Air Cmde||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Director (Flight Safety)|
|- 31 Oct 1990||Air Cmde||South Western Air Command||Jodhpur||Air-I|
|-||Air Cmde||Eastern Air Command||Shillong||Air-I|
|28 Mar 1985 - 21 Sep 1986||Air Cmde||17 Wing||Gorakhpur||Air Officer Commanding|
|01 Nov 1990 - 16 Oct 1993||AVM||Maintenance Command||Nagpur||Senior Air & Administration Staff Officer|
|18 Oct 1993 - 31 Jan 1995||Air Marshal||Western Air Command||Delhi||Senior Air Staff Officer|
|01 Feb 1995 - 31 Mar 1996||Air Marshal||Eastern Air Command||Shillong||Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief|
|20 Dec 1995 - 25 Oct 1998||No.17 Squadron||Commodore Commandant|
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|Vishist Seva Medal|
|Sqn Ldr||Janak Kapur||5585 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1976||Announced 26 Jan 1976|
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Squadron Leader Janak Kapur (5585) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force on 29th May, 1958. Since then he has served in five different air defence squadrons. He is fully operational on subsonic and supersonic fighters and has done a large number of flying hours.
In carrying out his flying duties over the last 16 years, he has displayed great abilities as a fighter pilot and commander. He possesses courage, determination and professional competence of a high order. He is an example which has been emulated by his juniors.
Squadron Leader Janak Kapur is also a keen, disciplined and dedicated staff officer. He accepts responsibilities entrusted to him cheerfully and carries them out efficiently. With his qualities, he has proved to be of a very good pilot and an excellent administrator.
Squadron Leader Janak Kapur with his high sense of dedication to duty and great professional competence in the air and on ground has rendered distinguished service of a high order. He is awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal.
|Unit : AHQ|
|Reference : GoI19760126|
|Param Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Marshal||Janak Kapur||5585 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1996||Announced 26 Jan 1996|
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Air Marshal Janak Kapur, VSM was commissioned as a pilot on 19 Dec 58. The Air Officer's potential as a fighter pilot was recognised within a short period of his commissioning and he was chosen to undergo Pilot Attack Instructor and Instrument Rating Instructor's Courses in quick succession. He was selected to undergo the Air Staff Course at Royal Air Force Staff College, UK. He also served as Air AttachÃÂ© in the Indian Embassy at Cairo, Egypt. For his distinguished service, he was awarded VSM in 1976.
During his long service career the Air Officer has served in many prestigious and prominent command and staff appointments. He has commanded a frontline fighter squadron with distinction. He was appointed Chief Operations Officer of the then newly established Jaguar Base and later took over as Air Officer Commanding of the same base. He has held the sensitive appointments of Director of Flight Safety and later Air I of HQ South Western Air Command.
The Air Officer was appointed Senior Air and Administrative Staff Officer of HQ Maintenance Command for more than three years. Thereafter, he took over as Senior Air Staff Officer of Western Air Command in Oct 93 and very gainfully applied his vast experience to improve operational environment and the state of preparedness of the forces in Command.
A graduate of the prestigious National Defence College, Air Mshl Janak Kapur was appointed Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Air Command (EAC) on 01 Feb 95. EAC is a unique Command with dual role on fighter as well as Air Transport aircraft. Within a very short time, the Air Officer was able to appreciate the priorities of the Govt. and dovetail them with the Command Plans.
Air Marshal Janak Kapur, VSM has thus rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.
|Unit : EAC|
|Reference : GoI19960126|