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Air Marshal Daljit Singh

Service No & Branch 14553 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 13 Jun 1976 Course: 116 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Oct 2014 Superannuated Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 14 Jun 1993Gp Capt : 19 Jul 2000Acting Air Cmde : 27 Mar 2006Air Cmde : 01 Oct 2005
AVM : 02 Mar 2009Air Marshal : 01 Feb 2011C-in-C : 01 Mar 2013
Training and Other Courses Attended
47 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1974
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

26 Nov 1995 - 15 Dec 1997Wg CdrNo.1 SquadronGwalior Commanding Officer
26 May 2003 - 26 Mar 2006Gp CaptEmbassy of India, ThailandBangkok Defence Attache
27 Mar 2006 - 10 Jan 2007Air CmdeArmy Training CommandSimla Air Commodore (Concepts)
01 Jan 2007 - 11 Jan 2009Air Cmde40 WingMaharajpur (Gwalior) Air Officer Commanding
01 Apr 2009 - 31 Dec 2010AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Air Defence
01 Jan 2011 - 31 Jan 2013Air MarshalAir Operations, Air HQDelhi Director General Air (Operations)
01 Mar 2013 - 31 Oct 2014Air MarshalSouth Western Air CommandGandhinagar Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrDaljit Singh14553 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1998
Details :

Wing Commander Daljit Singh (14553) F (P) was commissioned on 16 Jun 76 in the flying Branch of the IAF. He was amongst the first batch of officers selected to undergo Electronic Warfare (EW) course in France and was instrumental in smooth induction and formulation of operational guidelines on the use of EW equipment on Mirage 2000 aircraft. He was commended by the Chief of the Air Staff in 1993 for devotion to duty.

With his in-depth knowledge and ingenuity, Wg Cdr Daljit Singh was able to resolve major electromagnetic problem that existed in operation of Mirage-2000 and Jaguar aircraft. Without this solution, the operational potential of both types of aircraft would have been severely constrained. He reviewed operational procedures and carried out in depth review of the functioning of the electronic warfare organization. His ideas and innovations have resulted in optimum operational capability of Mirage-2000 aircraft. Wing Commander Daljit Singh has flown 1460 accident free hours, on Mirage-2000, the maximum by any Mirage-2000 pilot in the IAF. Under his leadership the sqn has done 3200 hrs of accident free flying. With his professionalism, planning and perserverance the sqn operated detachments from several different locations and met the operational tasks allotted without any incident.

For his exceptional professional acumen and sincere devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award "Vayu Seva Medal" to Wing Commander Daljit Singh.

Unit : 1 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 14th March 1998 - No.29-Pres/98 dated 26th January 1998
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMDaljit Singh14553 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2011Announced 26 Jan 2011
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalDaljit Singh14553 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2014Announced 26 Jan 2014
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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Articles from Main Site

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

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