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Air Vice Marshal Anil Kumar Khosla

Service No & Branch 13534 AE(L)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 07 Jan 1974 Course: 5 AEC Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Oct 2008 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Jul 1993Gp Capt : 30 Jun 1997Air Cmde : 01 Jan 2004AVM : 03 Oct 2006
Training and Other Courses Attended
30 LDMC (Gp Capt) - 31 Mar 2000
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

24 Nov 2001 - 20 Jul 2003Gp Capt759 Signal UnitAmer (Jaipur) Station Commander
01 Aug 2003 - 23 Oct 2005Air Cmde9 Base Repair DepotPune Air Officer Commanding
01 Aug 2006 - 31 Oct 2008AVMWestern Air CommandDelhi Senior Maintenance Staff Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptAnil Kumar Khosla13534 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 2002Announced 26 Jan 2002
Details :

Group Captain Anil Kumar Khosla (13534) AE (L) was commissioned on 07 Jan 74 in the Engineering Branch of the IAF. In 27 years of his distinguished service, he has held several important appointments that include Senior Engineer (Electronic) of a Fighter Base, Chief Technical Officer of Air Defence Radar, Command System Officer at Command HQ. He is a graduate of College of Defence Management and has obtained MMS (Defence Studies) degree in first class with distinction.

He is the pioneer of Mirage-2000 Laser Designation Pod (LDP) infrastructure, having set up state-of-the-art serving bays of LDP and other Electronic Warfare assets in an exemplary manner in the IAF. His engineering acumen has resulted in savings of 0.36 million French Francs during repair of LDP in India. As Chief Technical Officer of a Radar Unit, he had carried out a number of cost-effective innovations resulting in optimal performance of the ageing Air Defence Radar. A professionally sound officer, he has consistently displayed extraordinary zeal and technical potential for ensuring a high level of maintenance of all Electronics/Electrical based ground installation, by adopting inn ovative and cost saving methods.

As Command Systems Officers at HQ Central Air Command, he brought about a high state of serviceability of all Electronics/ Electrical bases ground installations, by devising a drill for meticulous checks of the power supply systems, earthing and RF plumbing of various installations during non-watch hours. By infusing concept of selfreliance and successfully adopting "Just in Time" (JIT) concept and almost real time monitoring of snags he brought about a low level of inventory build up of spares and high Mean Time Between Failures of Air Defence Radars.

In his present staff appointment as Officiating Director Training (Ground), the officer has shown his mettle for staff work too. He has focused thrust on the modernisation of the Training Institutes right from the beginning of his tenure. He has raised the level of personal liaison with the Ministry of Defence. Revision of the syllabi of technical and nontechnical trades within one year of his tenure in the Directorate of Training has been another singular achievement of the officer. He has successfully built up a supporting team of officers under him and raised the level of performance of his charge to a high level. He has also brought in transparency in the working of his team.

For his distinguished service of high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Anil Kumar Khosla.

Unit : AHQ
Reference : GoI20020126
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMAnil Kumar Khosla13534 AELAward Date 26 Jan 2008Announced 26 Jan 2008
Details :

Air Vice Marshal Anil Kumar Khosla VSM (13534) AE (L) was commissioned on 07 Jan 74 in the Engineering Branch of the IAF. In 33 years of distinguished service, he has held several important field, command and staff appointments that include Senior Engineer (Electronic Warfare) of a Fighter Base, Chief Technical Officer of Air Defence Radar, Command Systems Officer at two command HQs, Director Training at Air HQ, Station Commander of a tropo unit and Air Officer Commanding of Base Repair Depot (BRD). He is an alumnus of the College of Defence Management.

He is the pioneer of Mirage-2000 Laser Designation Pod (LDP) infrastructure. Subsequent to training in France (Thomson-CSF), he set up state-of-the-art servicing bays of LDP and other EW assets in an exemplary manner. These facilities have become the benchmark for all EW systems inducted subsequently in IAF. His engineering acumen in carrying out indigenous repairs of LDP, resulted in savings of 0.36 million French Francs. His contribution towards modernization of Training Institutes won accolades from all quarters. For the distinguished services rendered, he was awarded VSM in 2002.

While being the Station Commander of Air Force Station Jaipur, he successfully ensured 100% serviceability and high morale of personnel during the subtle phase of post Dec 2001. He was instrumental in acquiring a niche of concessions for IAF from Rajasthan Government. As Air Officer Commanding of a BRD, he inducted many new repair lines and noteworthy field repairs resulting in high serviceability of two vital radars and other communication facilities. He was instrumental in working out “Capacity Assessment" of the BRD, which paid handsome dividends to improve overall production. Indigenisation and innovations undertaken under his guidance have resulted in saving of Rs 25 lakhs in foreign exchange. Under his command, the BRD was declared the best BRD for the year 2003-04. AVM Khosla was appointed as Senior Maintenance Staff Officer of Western Air Command (WAC) on 01 Aug 06. His professional competence, proactive actions with dynamism and perseverance in maintaining constant liaison with Air HQ and various agencies like HAL, BEL and DRDO labs have directly contributed towards the operational capability of the command. The successful performance of WAC during the Gagan Shakti in Sep 06 and various other major exercises bear testimony to the significant contribution by him. The excellent conduct of Air Force Day Parade first time at Air Force Station Hindon in 2006 and the President's Fleet review at Air Force Station Chandigarh in Mar 07 are some of the vivid examples of his all round organizing capabilities to accomplish any challenge task.

Air Vice Marshal Anil Kumar Khosla VSM has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI20080126
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