Group Captain Pradeep Ranjan Sinha (16257) Adm/ATC was commissioned on 13 Dec 80 in the Administrative Branch of IAF. In 26 years of distinguished service, he has held several important Command and Staff appointments that include Directing Staff at Air Force Academy, Air Force Examiner at Air HQ and CO of Airmen Selection Centre.
Safe recoveries of aircraft in adverse weather and critical emergencies has been the forte of Gp Capt PR Sinha. Over a period of time he has established himself as an icon in the controllers' fraternity. He carved a niche for himself in IAF by achieving ATC Category "Aye" as a Flight Lieutenant, which is a rare feat. He redefined professional standards by incorporating several innovative methods to enhance quality of training and inculcated high moral and professional values in Air Traffic Controllers, earning unprecedented respect from the entire Controllers' fraternity and was the first recipient of Best ATS Trophy in 2000.
With astute planning, meticulous attention to details, and expeditious resolution of complex problems, Gp Capt PR Sinha, as Chief Administrative Officer brought about immeasurable improvements in quality of life at Air Force Station, Yelahanka and provided new purpose and direction to the Admin Support Group. He excelled during the Biennial International Aero India exposition by compressing weeks work into days and exhibited professionalism of highest order towards successful conduct of the mega event. Ensuring the very critical and sensitive Security and Disaster management preparedness of highest order; speedy completion of infrastructure works, six-laning of NH-7 works, operationalisation of two borewells to meet acute water shortage and addition of a state of the art Bus stand are some of his achievements during the international exposition. He was omnipresent, coordinating VVIP/VIP visits, traffic, danger spots for crowd control and was instrumental in quick clearance of runway when situation demanded professional intervention following an aircraft accident during AI-07. A composed professional with ability to excel under stress, he ensured stupendous success of Aero India 2007, an event which was conducted at a level very different from the previous expositions and brought laurels and appreciation for the IAF.
For his distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Pradeep Ranjan Sinha.