|Service No & Branch||5859 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: -- --- --||Commissioned: 28 May 1960||Course: 77 Course||Entry Mode : NDA|
|Service End:||Retired on 31 Dec 2001 Superannuated||Nick Name : Trooper|
|Remarks :||28Sqn (65)|
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Air Chief Marshal
|01 Jan 1959 - 31 Dec 1959||Air Force Flying School||Jodhpur||Flt Cdt|
|01 Jan 1960 - 28 May 1960||Jet Training Wing||Hakimpet||Flt Cdt|
|29 May 1960 - 01 Sep 1963||Plt Offr||No.27 Squadron||Ambala||Sqn Pilot|
|01 Sep 1963 - 01 Jan 1966||Fg Offr||No.28 Squadron||Chandigarh||Sqn Pilot|
|01 Jan 1966 - 01 Jul 1966||Flt Lt||Pilot Attack Instructors School||Jaisalmer||Trainee|
|01 Jul 1966 - 01 Jul 1967||Flt Lt||No.1 Squadron||Adampur||Sqn Pilot|
|01 Jul 1967 - 30 Dec 1968||Flt Lt||8 Wing||Adampur||SFSIO|
|01 Jan 1969 - 01 Jan 1970||Flt Lt||No.8 Squadron||Chandigarh||Sqn Pilot|
|01 Jan 1970 - 01 Apr 1972||Sqn Ldr||Iraq||Tikrit||Instructor|
|01 Apr 1972 - 01 Apr 1973||Sqn Ldr||No.45 Squadron||Chandigarh||Flight Commander|
|01 Apr 1973 - 01 Oct 1973||Sqn Ldr||Tactics and Combat Development Establishment||Jamnagar||FCL|
|01 Oct 1973 - 01 Apr 1974||Sqn Ldr||No.7 Squadron||Chandigarh||Flight Commander|
|01 Apr 1974 - 31 Dec 1974||Sqn Ldr||Tactics and Combat Development Establishment||Jamnagar||Directing Staff|
|01 Jan 1976 - 01 Feb 1977||Sqn Ldr||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||DASI|
|01 Feb 1977 - 01 Jun 1977||Sqn Ldr||No.21 Squadron||Pune||Flight Commander|
|08 Jul 1977 - 30 Jun 1979||Wg Cdr||No.23 Squadron||Halwara||Commanding Officer|
|10 Jul 1979 - 02 Sep 1980||Wg Cdr||3 Battalion, National Defence Academy||Khadakvasla||Battalion Commander|
|01 Feb 1981 - 01 Oct 1983||Wg Cdr||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||JD (Air Defence)|
|01 Oct 1983 - 01 Dec 1986||Gp Capt||France||Paris||TL (Mirage 2000 Project)|
|15 Dec 1986 - 29 Dec 1988||Air Cmde||40 Wing||Maharajpur (Gwalior)||Air Officer Commanding|
|18 May 1992 - 30 Apr 1993||AVM||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Flight Safety & Inspection|
|01 Jun 1993 - 31 Aug 1994||AVM||Jammu & Kashmir||Udhampur||Air Officer Commanding|
|01 Sep 1994 - 31 Jan 1995||Air Marshal||Eastern Air Command||Shillong||Senior Air Staff Officer|
|04 Feb 1995 - 31 Jul 1995||Air Marshal||Western Air Command||Delhi||Senior Air Staff Officer|
|01 Aug 1995 - 31 Mar 1997||Air Marshal||Western Air Command||Delhi||Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief|
|01 Apr 1997 - 31 Dec 1998||Air Marshal||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Vice Chief of Air Staff|
|22 Jul 1994 - 18 Apr 2002||No.23 Squadron||Commodore Commandant|
|31 Dec 1998 - 31 Dec 2001||Air Chief Marshal||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Chief of Air Staff|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Anil Yeshwant Tipnis||5859 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1980|
|Details :|| |
Wing Commander Anil Tipnis took over the command of an Air Force Squadron in July, 1977, when it was decided to phase out the Gnat and reÃ‚Âequip the Squadron with MiG-BIS aircraft. He was also required to move his Squadron to its new location. At the new location, while sorting out the numerous administrative problems relating to re-settlement he, simultaneously, undertook the task of equipping his unit with new aircraft. He formulated every detail concerning the collection of aircraft and the ground and test equipment, and organised his Squadron into an efficient unit for training of aircrew and technicians. It was due to his dedication and inspiring leadership that his fledgling Squadron accomplished the significant achievement of accident-free flying in the first year of its re-equipment and turned out five pilots fully operational and seven other pilots operational by day. Within a short period of nine months of its change over to MiG BIS aircraft, it was required to take part in the Western Air Command Armament Meet 'Arjuna 78'. Despite the limited experience of its personnel on the new aircraft, the Squadron displayed commendable performance at the Armament meet. The planning, organisational and manÃ‚Âmanagement capabilities of Wing Commander Tipnis have been above average. The commendable contribution of his professional competence is that he has maintained an accident free record right from the beginning. His unit has also achieved 100 % serviceability twice during this year.
Wing Commander Anil Tipnis has thus displayed high professional skill and devotion to duty of an exceptional order.
|Unit : 23 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 13th June 1981 - No.34-Pres/81 dated 26th January 1981|
|Ati Vishist Seva Medal|
|AVM||Anil Yeshwant Tipnis||5859 F(P)||Award Date 27 Jan 1994||Announced 27 Jan 1994|
|Details :|| |
Air Vice Marshal Anil Yashwant Tipnis VM (5859) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned as fighter pilot on 28 May 60. He was first in his course and maintained this position on completion of the Pilot Attack Instructor and Fighter Combat Leader Courses. He is an alumnus of both the Defence Services Staff College and National Defence College. He commanded a fighter squadron (Sqn) during 1977-79 and was awarded Vayu Seva Medal for distinguished service in 1980.
The air Officer has held the important and sensitive appointments of Ops 1 A at HQ Western Air Command and Joint Director Air Defence at Air HQ. Because of his proven professional knowledge and capabilities, he was selected for a deputation to a friendly country to train their pilots. He was specially chosen to lead the Indian team on deputation to France for Mirage 2000 project during 1983-86.
On promotion to the rank of Air Commodore, he was appointed Air Officer Commanding of a major base in central sector. After completion of his command tenure, the Air Officer was appointed as Joint Director Personnel (Officers). On his promotion to the rank of Air Vice Marshal, he was appointed as Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Inspection). The Air Officer, with his vast experience and large bank of professional knowledge, set about revising the procedures and assessment criteria for the inspection of field units by the Directorate of Air Staff Inspection. He successfully completed the monumental task in a record time so that these could be implemented to ensure a more realistic assessment of the IAF's combat potential.
Air Vice Marshal Anil Yashwant Tipnis VM has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.
|Reference : GoI1994127|
|Param Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Marshal||Anil Yeshwant Tipnis||5859 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1997||Announced 26 Jan 1997|
|Details :|| |
Air Marshal AY Tipnis, AVSM, VM was commissioned as a Fighter Pilot on 28 May 60. He has held several key field and staff appointments in his long and distinguished career. A pilot attack instructor and a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, he has commanded a fighter squadron and was the leader of the Mirage project team in France. He was awarded VM in 1980. On return from France he was appointed the Air Officer Commanding of the Mirage-2000 Base. An alumnus of the National Defence College he has held the staff appointments of Joint Director and Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Inspection) at Air Headquarters. A year later he was appointed the Air Officer Commanding Jammu and Kashmir and was awarded AVSM in 1994.
The Air Officer holds the unique distinction of serving as the Senior Air Staff Officer of two operational commands, Eastern Air Command and Western Air Command. He took over as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Air Command on 01 Aug 95. As Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Air Command, despite the existing monetary, equipment and manpower crunch, through a rational reallocation of the available resources he has successfully enhanced the operational preparedness of the largest Operational Command of the Indian Air Force. He flew the Mi-26 on its first landing at the treacherous Dalhousie helipad, flew the AN-32 on its first landing at Leh by night, and lead the fly-past on 26 Jan 96, thus leading by example and making valuable contribution in maintaining a high state of morale amongst the personnel.
Air Marshal AY Tipnis, AVSM, VM has thus rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.
|Reference : GoI19970126|
|Date||Aircraft Type||Tail No||Pilot/Crew||Unit||Remarks|
|19 Apr 1968||MiG-21 U||U-460|| J P Singh|
Flt Lt Anil Yeshwant Tipnis
|1 Sqn||DeadStick Landing af|
|Remarks: AY Tipnis Note added: 2019-06-08|
|Air Chief Marshal Tipnis was born in 1940 and completed his senior Cambridge from Barnes School in Deolali (Maharastra) in 1955. He then joined the 15th NDA course at Khadakvasla where is got his blues in Sailing and Boxing and did flying on the T21B and Baby Eon gliders. During his training at AFFC and JTW he flew the HT2, Texan, Vampire and bagged the Mazumdar trophy for Best graduating fighter pilot. Thereafter he was posted to the 27 sqn for ~3 years flying the Hunter aircraft. In Sep 1963 started his long service with the MiG-21 in IAF. He was posted to 28 sqn flying the type 74 and Type 76 and was the first batch of pilots trained on the MiG-21 in India. Nearly 30 months into the role, he moved to Jaisalmer to do is PAI course and was recipient of the Norhonha trophy. Over the next few years he was instrumental in converting a number of squadrons to the MiG-21 namely 1 Sqn (T-77, 1966), 8 Sqn (T-77, 1969) and 7 Sqn (MF, 1973). In 1968 while on the posted strength of AFS Adampur he did a Dead-stick landing MiG 21 Trainer outside airfield area. Aircraft was flown again after repair and remains the such MiG 21 incidence in IAF. He had a long stint with the Iraq AF as instructor during 1970-72 where he flew the MiG-21 PFM at AFS Al Rashid and Habbaniya. On return from Iraq he completed the FCL course at TACDE bagging the Jam Satyaji Sword of Honour. Subsequently he also did a tenure as directing Staff at TACDE. In October 1983 on being promoted to group captain he was sent to Paris to be the Team Lead of the Mirage 2000 project. His role involved management of contracts & Overseeing of Performance Guarantees for aircraft, engine, electronic systems, weapons of Messrs Dassault, SNECMA, Thomson CSF, MATRA & Training of Mirage 2000 pilots and technical personal.|