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Air Vice Marshal Devinder Singh

Service No & Branch 14284 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 23 Jan 1976 Course: 115 Course
Service End: Retired on 28 Feb 2011 Superannuated
Qualifications Held : Instructor Rating: A2
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 21 Sep 1992Acting Gp Capt : 17 Nov 1997Gp Capt : 01 Feb 1998Air Cmde : 19 Sep 2005
AVM : 18 Feb 2009
Training and Other Courses Attended
46 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 1974
Badges Qualified
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Air Cmde
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

01 Jan 1986 - 01 Jan 1988Flt LtFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
01 Jan 1992 - 01 Jan 1995Wg CdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
08 May 1995 - 24 May 1997Wg CdrNo.220 SquadronJodhpur/ Halwara Commanding Officer
- Gp Capt9 WingHalwara Chief Operations Officer
- Gp CaptWestern Air CommandDelhi Command Air Defence Officer
01 Jul 2000 - 01 Oct 2003Gp CaptEmbassy of India, Czech RepublicPrague Defence Advisor
20 Jun 2005 - 01 Apr 2007Air Cmde33 WingJamnagar Air Officer Commanding
01 Apr 2007 - 31 Jul 2010AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Ops Offensive
01 Aug 2010 - 28 Feb 2011AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Technical Intelligence
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrDevinder Singh14284 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1997Announced 26 Jan 1997
Details :

Wg Cdr D Singh was commissioned as a Fighter Pilot on 13 Dec 75. He has 4100 hours of flying experience to his credit and is A-2 Qualified Flying Instructor. The Officer has completed two tenures as a Flying Instructor at Flying Instructor's School and is an Instrument Rating Examiner on Kiran and fighter aircraft. A graduate of Defence Services Staff College, he was appointed Commanding Officer of a fighter Squadron in May 95.

Immediately after taking over the command, Wg Cdr D Singh organised all available resources to ensure that his squadron became an efficient combat squadron capable of inflicting serious damage to enemy war capability. Despite the constraint of task of flying within shortest possible time. Under his exceptionally high degree of leadership, the squadron achieved repeated laurels in all spheres.

During the Colour/Standard Presentation ceremony held at the Air Force Station Jodhpur in Oct 95, Wg Cdr D Singh was entrusted with organising the functions for the President. With his meticulous planning and high devotion to duty, the Officer organised these prestigious events in a manner that earned praise and adulation from all participants. Wg Cdr D Singh is an example which is worthy of emulation by his subordinates.

For distinguished services of a high order, the President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Wg Cdr Devinder Singh.

Unit : 220 Sqn
Reference : GoI19970126
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Gp CaptDevinder Singh14284 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2000
Details :

Group Captain Devinder Singh (14284) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned as a fighter pilot on 13 Dec 75. He is an A-2 Qualified Flying Instructor with 4500 hrs of total Flying. A graduate from DSSC who has held important appointments like QFI at Flying Instructors' School, Flight Commander and Commanding Officer of a Fighter Squadron. Presently, he is the Chief Operations Officer of a major flying base.

In the last two years, as the Chief Operations Officer, he set certain major goals for himself and achieved them with distinction. All the Ops commitments given to his station were successfully completed. During his tenure, this base was inspected by the DASI team twice. In both the visits the DASI assessed the operations aspect of the Station as average plus. All this was possible due to his deep involvement and dedication to professional excellence.

Another major achievement of the officer was the computerisation of the air to ground SK Range score data. With his innovative ideas and with the local resources he developed a software programme, which is capable of carrying out a very good analysis of the range scores on various aspects. This programme has been accepted by HQ WAC and is presently in use.

The officer worked very hard during the major exercises i.e. Trishul 98 and Trishul 99. His performance in both the cases was outstanding. During these exercises his base launched the maximum number of sorties, (840 and 909 sorties respectively). All operational aspects were well co-ordinated and well handled.

For the WAC Flight Safety Council Meeting held at his base on 03 May 99, the officer meticulously co-ordinated all the aspects which ensured that the meeting was held in clockwork precision. He put in a lot of effort in beautifying the Base Ops Complex both inside as well as on the outside, which is noteworthy.

For his tireless devotion to duty, professional excellence and innovative ideas Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Group Captain Devinder Singh.

Unit : 9 Wing
Reference : Gazette of India dated 1st July 2000 - No.85-Pres/2000 dated 26th January 2000
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeDevinder Singh14284 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2008Announced 26 Jan 2008
Details :

Air Commodore Devinder Singh VM VSM (14284) F (P) was commissioned on 13 Dec 75 in the flying branch of the Indian Air Force. During 32 years of his distinguished service, he has held several important command and staff appointments that include command of a MiG 23 BN fighter squadron, Chief Operations Officer of a frontline fighter base, Command Air Defence Officer at HQ Western Air Command and Defence Attaché to Embassy of India, Prague, Czech Republic. He is a Staff College graduate and a highly experienced Cat A Qualified Flying Instructor with 4600 hours of accident free flying to his credit. He was commended by the Chief of Air Staff in 1986 and was awarded VSM in year 1997 and VM in year 2000.

Air Cmde Devinder Singh took over as Air Officer Commanding of Air Force Station Jamnagar on 20 Jun 05. The station operates many flying and Air Defence units. With his involvement he ensured high serviceability state of their equipment due which all operational commitments were always success fully completed. Through good planning he brought about commendable and substantial changes in the infrastructure of the station. He motivated and encouraged his personnel to always rise to undertake any task.

Under his inspiration, the station developed two important softwares from within the local resources. One of these has been put into use at all stations of the IAF on instructions from Air Headquarters. The second is in final stages of completion dealing with aircraft maint enance. Under his supervision, the station helicopter units successfully rescued three pilots who had ejected-two over the sea and one at night dark phase. He was as also very successful in promoting sports and cultural activities on the station thereby giving opportunity to his personnel and their family members to display their talent.

Under leadership of Air Cmde Devinder Singh, AF Station Jamnagar won the Best Flying Station of IAF trophy for year 2005-06. His station was also adjudged the Best Station of South Western Air Command (SWAC) for year 2006.

Air Commodore Devinder Singh VM VSM has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI20080126

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Technical Training College - Later AFTC by Air Cmde RHD Singh's Collection -

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