|Date of Birth:||26 Jan 1937|
|Date Commissioned||19 Dec 1958||Course||73 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 31 Jan 1993 / Died on 22 Dec 2015|
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|14 Jul 1976 - 22 Oct 1978||Wg Cdr||No.108 Squadron||Adampur||Commanding Officer|
|21 Feb 1981 - 25 Nov 1983||Gp Capt||20 Wing||Bagdogra||Station Commander|
|02 Jan 1989 - 08 Mar 1991||Air Cmde||7 Wing||Ambala||Air Officer Commanding|
|11 Mar 1991 - 31 May 1992||AVM||College of Air Warfare||Secunderabad||Commandant|
|01 Jun 1992 - 31 Jan 1993||AVM||National Defence College||Delhi||Senior Directing Staff (Air)|
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|Flt Lt||Viney Kapila||5596 GD(P)||Award Date 18 Sep 1965||Announced 22 Sep 1965|
|Details :|| |
On the 19th September 1965, as sub-section leader in a four Gnat aircraft formation, Flight Lieutenant Viney Kapila gave valuable assistance to his leader during an aerial battle against four Pakistani Sabre jet aircraft. The battle was fought at a height of less than 2000 feet from the ground where enemy antiaircraft guns were active. He shot down one of the enemy aircraft and then helped his leader to cripple another.
In this action Flight Lieutenant Kapila displayed courage and devotion to duty of a high order.
|Unit : 9 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 1st January 1966 - No.133 - Pres/65 dated 22nd September 1965|
|Ati Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Cmde||Viney Kapila||5596 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1988||Announced 26 Jan 1988|
|Details :|| |
Air Commodore Viney Kapila was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in 1958 has flown over 3,300 hours on modern jet fighter aircraft and participated in the 1961 Goa Operations and the 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak conflicts. He was awarded the Vir Chakra for gallantry in the 1965 war.
As a Flight Commander of a frontline squadron, he was responsible for the smooth and rapid change over to MiGĂ‚Â21s. He carried out successful trials for induction of MiG 21 aircraft into the Kashmir Valley and thereafter laid down operating procedures which are still applicable. Because of his perseverance, profound analytical approach and expertise in tactical doctrines, he was responsible in large measure for optimising the night employment techniques and tactics on the MiGĂ‚Â21 and SĂ‚Â22 aircraft.
In his present appointment as Air I of an Operational Command, the officer has through penetrating foresight, ingenuity and application of sound tactical precepts, introduced and formulated advanced training schedules, enhancing the operational potential of the fighting units. With his positive and dynamic approach, he designed realistic operational details for three major exercises, namely, Eagle-Ranvijay, Brass Tacks and Live Wire, which employed massive strike forces, hitherto unheard of in earlier exercises.
Air Commodore Viney Kapila, VrC has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.
|Reference : GoI19880126|