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Air Vice Marshal Ambrish Kumar

Service No & Branch 11547 AE(L)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 01 Apr 1968 Course: 43 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jul 2006 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 22 Oct 1988Acting Gp Capt : 04 Aug 1992Gp Capt : 01 Aug 1992Air Cmde : 22 Jun 1998
AVM : 01 Nov 2001
Training and Other Courses Attended
40 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2000
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

04 Jan 2001 - 01 Nov 2001Air Cmde3 Base Repair DepotChandigarh Air Officer Commanding
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Engineering B
02 Nov 2001 - AVMEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Maintenance Staff Officer
22 Nov 2004 - 31 Jul 2006AVMTraining CommandBangalore Senior Maintenance Staff Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptAmbrish Kumar11547 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 1996Announced 26 Jan 1996
Details :

Group Captain Amrish Kumar was commissioned on 01 Apr 68 in the Engineering Branch of the IAF. He has held the appointment of Deputy Director of Tele Communications at Air Headquarters (VB). He is a graduate of Defence Services Staff College. Gp Capt Kumar was appointed the Commanding Officer of Air Force Signals Centre (AFSC) on 27 May 93. Distributed Message Switching System (DMSS) was inducted at AFSC in Sep 92. Gp Capt Kumar noticed several flaws in the working of this system and brought about modifications in the software of the system which enhanced its working efficiency and resulted in an annual savings of almost 6-7 lakhs rupees.

AFSC during his tenure has been able to undertake unique tasks to improve communications links of Communication Squadron using an old vintage type of Radio equipment. Under supervision of Gp Capt Amrish Kumar the AFSC successfully undertook the additional task of repairing the Secrecy Device Equipment, which has helped in maintaining the secrecy of vital communications and resulted in saving of precious foreign exchange.

For distinguished service of a high order, the President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Gp Capt Amrish Kumar.

Unit : AFSC
Reference : GoI19960126
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMAmbrish Kumar11547 AELAward Date 26 Jan 2003Announced 26 Jan 2003
Details :

Air Vice Marshal Ambrish Kumar VSM (11547) AE (L) was commissioned on 01 Apr 68 in the Engineering Branch of the IAF. Throughout his distinguished service, he has held several important Command And Staff appointments including Senior Engineering Officer of a flying base, Dy Command Engineering Officer, Commanding Officer of Air Force Signals Center, Director at Air HQ, and Air Officer Commanding of a Base Repair Depot. He is a graduate of National Defence College. He was commended by the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Chief of the Air Staff and awarded Vishisht Seva Medal in 1996.

Whilst being the Senior Engineering Officer of AF Station Johrat, he performed with zeal and ensured sustained high serviceability of aircraft. As Commanding Officer of Air Force Signals Centre, he lost no time in addressing to the important issues, which included safe Air to Ground communication for VVIP ac. As Deputy Command Maintenance Officer, HQ CAC, he analysed the long- and short-term serviceability trends and identified weak areas for different types of ac, which included Mirage, Jaguar, Canberra, MiG, AN-32, IL-76 and helicopters. Through regular involvement and direct liaison with Air HQ, HQ Maintenance Command & HAL, he improved the serviceability of ac, support vehicles and auxiliary equipment.

AVM A Kumar was appointed Air Officer Commanding of a BRD on 04 Jan 01. On taking over, he faced the challenge of completing overhaul task of 31 helicopters as against 28 overhauled during the last year and that too within a short period of three months. The Air Officer realized that the task could be achieved only through his personal involvement sustained interaction with the working personnel and constant use of his professional acumen. With his foresight, meticulous planning and perseverance, he was able to motivate and direct personnel of the BRD, not only to complete the task of 31 helicopters but exceed it to 32. Realizing the uncertainty of product support from Russia/Ukraine, he also got indigenized a large number of mandatory spares and ground equipment. Indigenization/ innovation and additional overhaul task of engines, propellers, ac rotables undertaken in his guidance resulted in saving approximately 10 million rupees in foreign exchange. Under his leadership, his BRD won the “Best BRD Trophy: for the year 2001-2002.

Air Vice Marshal Ambrish Kumar VSM has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI20030126

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