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Air Marshal Kanwar Dalinderjit Singh

Service No & Branch 12403 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 13 Jun 1970 Course: 104 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Sep 2009 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 02 Jun 1990Gp Capt : 01 Jul 1994Air Cmde : 22 Oct 1998AVM : 01 Feb 2004
Air Marshal : 01 Mar 2006C-in-C : 01 May 2007
Training and Other Courses Attended
35 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 196843 DSSC (Wg Cdr) - 07 May 198840 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2000
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

04 Jan 1990 - 20 Jan 1992Wg CdrNo.108 SquadronAdampur Commanding Officer
- Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Joint Director, Plans
16 Sep 1996 - 21 Dec 1997Gp CaptAir Force AcademyDundigal Chief Instructor (Flying)
- Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Principal Director (Flying Training)
- Air Cmde3 WingPalam (Delhi) Air Officer Commanding
05 Jan 1998 - 04 Jan 2000Air CmdeAFS BidarBidar Air Officer Commanding
12 Jan 2004 - 28 Feb 2006AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Personnel Officers
24 Sep 2005 - No.108 Squadron Commodore Commandant
01 Mar 2006 - 30 Apr 2007Air MarshalCentral Air CommandAllahabad Senior Air Staff Officer
01 May 2007 - 30 Sep 2009Air MarshalSouth Western Air CommandGandhinagar Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeKanwar Dalinderjit Singh12403 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2000Announced 26 Jan 2000
Details :

Air Commodore Kanwar Dalinderjit Singh (12403) F (P) has been the Air Officer Commanding, Air Force Station Bidar, a flying training establishment (FTE) since 05 Jan 98.

Last year he took significant and bold steps to improve the working environment in the station. By his own example he brought up a culture of hard work and professional honesty. The Air Officer motivated all personnel to bring about a high degree of general cleanliness, neatness, maintenance of buildings and beautification of surroundings. He ensured that all the Flight Safety Directives were implemented strictly and ensured that all unwanted vegetation was removed. By close supervision, detailed planning, motivation of maintenance personnel he succeeded in improving the serviceability state of aircraft from an average 40-50% to 80-90%.

Air Officer led the flying training wing by personal example and motivated the flying instructors to upgrade their instructional capability and category. He flew with each and every instructor and also sample test sorties with trainees to maintain high standards of training. As a result of high quality of flying AVSM 2000 and academic training, trainees of Air Force Station Bidar performed better than their counterparts in other FTEs. They secured high positions in the overall final merit.

He closely supervised the training of Surya Kiran Aerobatics Team inducing high degree of professionalism and perfection in their displays. The Air Officer was instrumental in a quick attainment of nine aircraft display capability in the new profile. He, with his foresightedness and innovative thinking, directed the aerobatics team to build a variety of display maneuvers.

The Air Force Station was adjudged the best flying training establishment in 1998-99 considering an overall excellent performance in flying training, maintenance and administration. The achievements of the station were also appreciated by the Chief of Air Staff during his visit in Jul 99.

Air Commodore Kanwar Dalinderjit Singh has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI20000126
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalKanwar Dalinderjit Singh12403 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2009Announced 26 Jan 2009
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : SWAC
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