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Air Commodore Anup Rajkumar Nigam

Service No & Branch 13240 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 23 Dec 1972 Course: 109 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Mar 2007
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 11 Mar 1991Gp Capt : 09 Oct 1995Acting Air Cmde : 01 Jan 2003Air Cmde : 01 Feb 2002
Training and Other Courses Attended
40 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 197128 FCL (Sqn Ldr) - 01 Dec 198642 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2002
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

02 Dec 1991 - 19 Dec 1993Wg CdrNo.222 SquadronHashimara Commanding Officer
15 Jul 1996 - 21 Sep 1997Gp CaptNo.35 SquadronBareilly Commanding Officer
- Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Principal Director (Operations ,Information & Electronic Warfare)
30 Dec 2002 - 18 Jan 2004Air Cmde32 WingJodhpur Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrAnup Rajkumar Nigam13240 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1986
Details :

Squadron Leader Anup Rajkumar Nigam (13240) F (P) is on the posted strength of "the Thundorbolts" since Sep 81. He was attached for three months before this on selection of formation aerobatic team. His effective association with Thunderbolts is from May 81. He is the pioneer member of nine aircraft team. During the Golden Jubilee year the Thundorbolts performed extremely well for which he has been commended by the Chief of the Air Staff.

Today, Sqn Ldr Nigam is a Senior Flight Commander of the Squadron. He has a very large share in excellent performance of the Squadron all along. The formation Aerobatic Team was undergoing changes and rotation of pilots began after Golden Jubilee year. The task was heavy on the unit and he has been instrumental in training new members of this Thunderbolt team. His supervision, guidance and constant effort that has given the unit safe and eventful flying. He has always put service before self and on every field he has produced wonders. As a Unit Flight Safety Officer, he has worked hard in promoting safety and in conducting safe flying. As a Mess secretary he judged the weak areas of the Mess and put in lot of work to improve it.

During the Republic Day celebration of 1985, the "Thunderbolts" performed over Vijay Chowk. He was the Deputy leader of the formation. The performance was excellent and appreciated by one and all. This was the first time Thunderbolts had displayed with red colour. The success of detachment was mainly because of his meticulous planning and execution.

Sqn Ldr Nigam is only member who has taken part in each and every display of Thunderbolts in last 3 years and nine months. The first member to gain operational status when unit was given operational role, today he is Senior Flight Commander handling dual role of the unit successfully.

For his constant hard work, devotion to duty and exemplary supervision, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Squadron Leader Anup Rajkumar Nigam.

Unit : 20 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 19th April 1986 - No.36-Pres/86 dated 26th January 1986
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