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Air Commodore Anil Sinha

Service No & Branch 11297 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: 19 Feb 1947 Commissioned: 31 Dec 1967 Course: 98 Course
Service End: Retired on 28 Feb 2003 Superannuated Died on 09 Apr 2020 (73 Years age) Nick Name : Sinch
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Aircraft Flown: Hunter, Mig-21
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 20 Jul 1986Gp Capt : 01 Jul 1991Acting Air Cmde : 23 Apr 1999Air Cmde : 03 Feb 1997
Training and Other Courses Attended
29 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 196519 FCL (Sqn Ldr) - 01 Mar 1981
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jan 1968 - 31 Dec 1970Fg OffrNo.17 SquadronHashimara Squadron Pilot
01 Jan 1971 - 31 Dec 1971Fg Offr28 WingHindon Base Ops Offr
01 Jan 1972 - 31 Dec 1974Fg OffrNo.27 SquadronPathankot Squadron Pilot
01 Jan 1976 - 31 Dec 1977Flt LtOperational Conversion UnitKalaikunda Flying Instructor
01 Jan 1978 - 31 Dec 1980Flt LtNo.23 SquadronHalwara Squadron Pilot
01 Jan 1981 - 30 Jun 1983Sqn LdrNo.23 SquadronSuratgarh Flight Commander
01 Jan 1984 - 01 Jan 1986Sqn LdrIraq AFIraq Flying Instructor
21 Sep 1987 - 10 Sep 1989Wg CdrNo.23 SquadronSuratgarh Commanding Officer
- Gp Capt28 WingHindan (Ghaziabad) Chief Operations Officer
11 Nov 1991 - 02 May 1994Gp CaptNo.35 SquadronBareilly Commanding Officer
01 Feb 1995 - Gp CaptElectronic Warfare RangeMaharajpur (Gwalior) Commandant
- Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Operations ,Information & Electronic Warfare)
- 28 Feb 2003Air CmdeNCC HQ ( (Rajasthan)Jaipur Deputy Director General
23 Apr 1999 - Air CmdeSouth Western Air CommandGandhinagar Air-I
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrAnil Sinha11297 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1990
Details :

Wing Commander Anil Sinha took over command of a fighter Squadron at a forward base on 21 Sep 87.

Displaying a keen sense of dedication to duty, he personally planned the Squadron's operational flying training with a view to ensure maximum operational effectiveness of the Squadron. A clear indication of his effort in this aspect was 23 upgradations of aircrew status during his command. The Squadron was beset with an acute shortage of technical manpower and non-availability of sufficient spares. However, despite such constraints, Wg Cdr Sinha managed to obtain a very high rate of serviceability; largely through personal involvement.

For his outstanding qualities of leadership and dedication to duty, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Wg Cdr Anil Sinha.

Unit : 23 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th May 1990 - No.38-Pres/90 dated 26th January 1990
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