|Service No & Branch||12194 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: 06 Dec 1949||Commissioned: 20 Dec 1969||Course: 103 Course||Entry Mode : NDA|
|Service End:||Retired on 14 Oct 2007 / Died on 18 Apr 2018 (69 Years age)|
|Qualifications Held :|
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|01 Jan 1979 - 01 Jan 1981||Flt Lt||Flying Instructors School||Tambaram||Flying Instructor|
|-||Wg Cdr||College of Air Warfare||Secunderabad||Directing Staff|
|04 Jul 1988 - 15 Jul 1990||Wg Cdr||No.47 Squadron||Pune||Commanding Officer|
|01 Jan 1994 -||Gp Capt||8 Wing||Adampur||Chief Operations Officer|
|30 Jun 1997 - 14 Jul 1998||Air Cmde||18 Wing||Pathankot||Air Officer Commanding|
|01 Mar 2001 - 31 Dec 2003||Air Cmde||Defence Services Staff College||Wellington||Head of Training Team (Air)|
|01 Aug 2002 - 30 Nov 2004||AVM||National Defence College||Delhi||Senior Directing Staff (Air)|
|08 Nov 2005 - 05 Feb 2009||No.47 Squadron||Commodore Commandant|
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|Vishist Seva Medal|
|Gp Capt||Arun Kumar Tiwary||12194 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1996||Announced 26 Jan 1996|
|Details :|| |
Group Captain Arun Kumar Tiwari was commissioned as a fighter pilot in the flying branch of the Indian Air Force on 20 Dec 69. He has flown over 4100 hrs as a fighter pilot. He is a qualified flying instructor and a Fighter Combat Leader. An alumnus of Defence Services Staff College, he also served in the Aircrew Examining Board. He had been a Flight Commander in a MiG-21 Sqn and then had the distinction of being one of the early commanding Officers of a MiG-29 Squadron. He was appointed Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Air Force Station Adampur in Jan 94.
As a COO, GP Capt Tiwari has successfully overseen the creation and sustenance of an environment wherein Fighter and Guided Missile Squadrons can maximise utilisation of their resources towards effective training. During Command exercises in 1994 and 1995, the meticulous planning done by him ensured smooth and efficient achievement of objectives. In his capacity as Base Air Defence Officer, he has trained his team to a very high level of skill and cohesion.
For distinguished service of a high order, the President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain AK Tiwari.
|Unit : 8 Wing|
|Reference : GoI19960126|
|Date||Aircraft Type||Tail No||Pilot/Crew||Unit||Remarks|
|12 May 1998||MiG-21 M||Air Cmde Arun Kumar Tiwary||Pathankot 4k on gd|