Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Air Commodore Anil Kumar Sinha

Service No & Branch 16074 F(P) Stream :Helicopters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 15 Jun 1980 Course: 125 Course
Service End: Retired on 18 May 2010 Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 15 Jun 1991Wg Cdr : 05 May 1997Gp Capt : 01 Aug 2003Acting Air Cmde : 03 Oct 2008
Air Cmde : 15 Sep 2008
Training and Other Courses Attended
56 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 1979
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

10 Jul 1989 - Sqn LdrNo.114 Helicopter Unit Squadron Pilot
- Wg CdrCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Directing Staff
25 Nov 1997 - 20 Jun 1999Wg CdrNo.129 Helicopter UnitHindan Commanding Officer
- Gp Capt3 Tactical Air CenterSiliguri Commanding Officer
23 Apr 2004 - 02 Jul 2006Gp Capt30 WingSarsawa (Saharanpur) Station Commander
15 Oct 2008 - 18 May 2010Air Cmde3 WingPalam (Delhi) Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Wg CdrAnil Kumar Sinha16074 F(P)Award Date 28 May 1999Announced 15 Aug 1999
Details :

Wing Commander Anil Kumar Sinha (16074) F(P), has been the Commanding Officer of a Mi-17 helicopter unit since 27th May 1997.

On 28th May, 1999, Wing Commander Sinha was the leader of a four aircraft formation, which was tasked to fly a live air to ground rocket attack, on feature 5140 located on the Tololing ridge. The enemy, located on this ridge, was bringing down accurate fire on the highway linking Srinagar with Leh.

The enemy was armed with shoulder fired Stinger air to surface missiles and were firing these missiles at the formation. Two of the missiles missed Wing Commander Sinha’s helicopter and was seen in a video recording. It was during this attack that the number three aircraft of the formation was shot down, killing all four crew members. The rocket attack was successful and inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy.

The leadership and sense of commitment, displayed by the officer in the face of danger to himself and his aircraft was in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force.

Unit : 129 HU
Reference : Gazette of India , 26th January 2000 - No.18 - Pres/2000 dated 11th March 2000

Articles from Main Site

Nubra Formation by Air Commodore A K Sinha VrC -

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