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Air Chief Marshal Anil Yeshwant Tipnis

Service No 5859 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 15 Sep 1940
Date Commissioned 28 May 1960 Course 77 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Dec 2001
Remarks : 28Sqn (65)
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 29 Aug 1979Gp Capt : 26 Oct 1983Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1987AVM : 18 May 1992
Air Marshal : 01 Sep 1994C-in-C : 01 Aug 1995Air Chief Marshal : 31 Dec 1998
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

08 Jul 1977 - 30 Jun 1979Wg CdrNo. 23 SquadronHalwara CO
01 Oct 1986 - 01 Jan 1989Air Cmde40 WingMaharajpur (Gwalior) AOC
- 01 Dec 1992AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS (Inspection)
01 Jun 1993 - 31 Aug 1994AVMJammu & KashmirUdhampur AOC
01 Sep 1994 - 31 Jan 1995Air MshlEastern Air CommandShillong SASO
01 Feb 1995 - 31 Jul 1995Air MshlWestern Air CommandDelhi SASO
01 Aug 1995 - 31 Mar 1997Air MshlWestern Air CommandDelhi AOC-in-C
01 Apr 1997 - 31 Dec 1998Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi VCAS
31 Dec 1998 - 31 Dec 2001Air Chf MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi CAS
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrAnil Yeshwant Tipnis5859 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 re­equip 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 man­management 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
AVMAnil Yeshwant Tipnis5859 F(P)Award Date 27 Jan 1994Announced 27 Jan 1994
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalAnil Yeshwant Tipnis5859 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1997Announced 26 Jan 1997
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