Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Air Vice Marshal Arun Kumar Tiwary

Service No & Branch 12194 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: 06 Dec 1949 Commissioned: 20 Dec 1969 Course: 103 Course
Service End: Retired on 14 Oct 2007 Died on 18 Apr 2018 (69 Years age)
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Dec 1989Gp Capt : 19 Apr 1993Air Cmde : 12 Jan 1998AVM : 01 Aug 2003
Training and Other Courses Attended
34 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 196842 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 09 May 1987
Badges Qualified
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jan 1979 - 01 Jan 1981Flt LtFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
- Wg CdrCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Directing Staff
04 Jul 1988 - 15 Jul 1990Wg CdrNo.47 SquadronPune Commanding Officer
01 Jan 1994 - Gp Capt8 WingAdampur Chief Operations Officer
30 Jun 1997 - 14 Jul 1998Air Cmde18 WingPathankot Air Officer Commanding
01 Mar 2001 - 31 Dec 2003Air CmdeDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Head of Training Team (Air)
01 Aug 2002 - 30 Nov 2004AVMNational Defence CollegeDelhi Senior Directing Staff (Air)
08 Nov 2005 - 05 Feb 2009No.47 Squadron Commodore Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptArun Kumar Tiwary12194 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1996Announced 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

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
12 May 1998MiG-21 MAir Cmde Arun Kumar Tiwary
Pathankot 4k on gd
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