Wing Commander Ajit Singh (15864) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the Flying Branch of the IAF on 14 Dec 1979. He has held several Command and Staff appointments such as Commanding Officer of a missile Squadron, Deputy Director (Plans), Station Commander of fighter Squadron, Squadron Fighter Combat Leader, Unit Instrument Rating Instructor and Examiner besides officiating as Chief Operations Officer of two major flying bases of the Indian Air Force. He has also undergone several important trainingcourses such as all purpose Flying Instructors Course, Fighter Combat Leader, Instrument Rating Instructor and Examiner, Air Staff Course, Group 101 Operations Officers Course and Flight Safety and Maintenance Officers Course. He has flown over 2500 hours onseveral fighter types and was awarded a three Star Flight Safety Badge for accident free flying in 1990. For his commendable performance as a Qualified Flying Instructor at a MiG-21 FL Squadron, he was awarded the Chief of the Air Staff Commendation in 1991.
After undergoing a course at Flying Instructor School, the officer was posted to Air Force Station Bidar, which imparts flying training to the cadets. The task involved meticulous planning and co-ordination to impart high quality all-round training to the future pilots of the Indian Air Force and also to face the challenges in the military life. This task was carried out by the officer to the utmost satisfaction of his superiors. He has also served two tenures as Flight Commander of fighter Squadrons. During his tenure as SFSIO of a premier flying base, the officer was involved in planning and ensuring safe flying operations at the base. He was also entrusted with the additional tasks to perform the duties of the Chief Operations Officer, which involved co-coordinating various operations and ensuring their safe conduct while meeting the tasks assigned, by the higher authorities. Flight Safety and Inspection Officer, Flight
During his tenure as Commanding Officer of a frontline Pechora Squadron, he consistently led from the front and has been instrumental in managing all human and material resources placed under him in a most optimal manner thus ensuring maximum operational efficiency at all times. Under his dynamic leadership, his unit was adjudged as the best unit of the IAF in 2004 in Surface to Air Guided Weapon category.
For distinguished service of high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Wing Commander Ajit Singh.