Air Commodore Arun Kumar Singh (14616) Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics), commissioned in the IAF on 15 Jul 1976, has contributed through several key assignments during his distinguished service spanning 32 yrs. The highlights of contribution have been as Director Signals (Air), Commanding Officer of a Communications Hub and the command of a Type Training School. Currently, the Air Officer Commands one of the biggest Base Repair Depots for major repairs and overhaul of all Ground based Air Defence Weapon Systems. In his early years, having undergone training abroad on Radars, the officer was instrumental. in inducting and networking the first set of these Radars into the IAF Air Defence set up. Never looking back from then on, through sincere work and zeal for excellence, the officer has made his place in IAF as Radar and Communication Specialist. Worthy of recognition, the officer has been commended four times, once by the CAS and thrice by the Air Officers Commanding-in-Chief. On taking over the Base Repair Depot on 01 Feb 2007, he was confronted with the constraints of spares shortage and repeated failures due to vintage technology. The officer took up the challenge. His innovative revamping of the resource management process, extensive & involved market surveys and purposeful thrust in motivating the staff brought about a virtual turn around resulting in production and supply of more than 14 Power Plants to the field units, maintenance of adequate backup and Task Achievement Figure of more than one. The same spirit was again in the forefront to ensure an uninterrupted and unhindered spares and product support for sustained operations of INDRA Radars during operational deployment last year. Recently, the officer undertook the most daunting task to manufacture the "TABLEAU" representing the glory of the IAF in its Platinum Jubilee Year. From idea generation to visualization, from design conceptualization to vendor identification, from funds/ resource mobilization to team motivation, it was an unenviable challenge. The task execution truly represented his clarity of purpose, commitment and problem-solving leadership non-peril. For his professional competence and distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Air Commodore Arun Kumar Singh.
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