Group Captain Ajit Singh (13147) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned as a pilot on 24 Jun 1972 in the Flying branch of the IAF. While serving with a front-line fighter squadron he was commended by the Chief of Air Staff in 1991 for adept handling of an in-flight emergency at night and again in 1993. He has held the appointments of Commanding Officer of a fighter squadron, Command Flight Safety and Inspection Officer and Deputy Director Intelligence (Liaison) at Air Headquarters. He is a qualified Cat A-2 Flying Instructor, Instrument Rating Instructor and Examiner and a graduate of the Defence Services' Staff College and College of Combat.
Gp Capt Ajit Singh was appointed Chief Operations Officer of a fighter air base in the Eastern Sector on 30 Mar 1998. With his vast experience in the Eastern Region, he was able to appreciate various nuances of flying operations in this area very quickly. He undertook the task of improving the flying environment and support services at the base and achieved commendable results. He put his innovative skills to good use and suggested a modification to the Mechanical Runway Sweeper to quick dry the Arrester Barrier net during monsoons. With this modification, the time taken for resumption of flying operations after heavy rains has reduced drastically. Additionally, he undertook a review of all orders/instructions pertaining to operations. His suggestions have helped streamline procedures and in creation of a healthy and safe flying environment.
For distinguished service of a high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Ajit Singh.