Group Captain Vijay Kumar Kapur (13410) Logistics was commissioned on 14 Jul 1973 in the Logistics Branch of the IAF. In over 30 years of distinguished service, he has held important field and staff appointments, which include Chief Logistics Officer at Base Repair Depot, CLMO at Maintenance Command and Joint Director POL at Air HQ. He was also associated with establishment of logistics facilities for the units located in remote areas. He has been commended by the CAS and AOC-in-C. Presently he is Commanding Officer of an Equipment Depot (ED). As Commanding Officer of the Equipment Depot, Gp Capt Kapur supported the largest overhaul and maintenance Base of the IAF Since taking over command on 02 Sep 2002, he was actively engaged in extensive planning and timely procurement of all mandatory and critical non-mandatory spares so as to meet production targets of overhaul of AN-32 aircraft, repair of R-29 engines, Viper engines and M-53-P-2 engines of Mirage aircraft. Non moving inventory worth of Rs 288.32 Crore has also been correctly identified/utilized under his command.
With his personal vision and commitment, Gp Capt Kapur has been able to bring in attitudinal change in the personnel under his command. With his exceptional leadership qualities, he has been able to motivate and get all his personnel to work collectively, which has resulted in proactive Logistics support not only to both the major Repair Depots but also to all dependent operating units in the field.
For his distinguished service of high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Vijay Kumar Kapur.