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Air Marshal Vipin Indira Panabhan Nayar

Service No & Branch 16829 F(P) Stream :Transport
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 04 Jun 1982 Course: 129 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jul 2021 Superannuated Flying Hours : 6000 Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 04 Jun 1993Wg Cdr : 17 May 1999Gp Capt : 01 Mar 2006Air Cmde : 01 Sep 2009
AVM : 01 Jan 2013Acting Air Marshal : 07 Apr 2018Air Marshal : 05 May 2017
Training and Other Courses Attended
60 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 198152 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2012
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Dec 1988 - 01 Jul 1991Flt LtJuliet Sqn, National Defence AcademyKhadakvasla Divisional officer
01 Jul 1991 - 01 Jan 1992Sqn LdrGolf Sqn, National Defence AcademyKhadakvasla Squadron Commander
01 May 2001 - Wg CdrNo.41 Squadron Commanding Officer
12 Jul 2004 - 27 Apr 2006Gp CaptNo.33 SquadronSulur Commanding Officer
- Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Principal Director (Ops, Space)
- Air Cmde3 WingPalam (Delhi) Air Officer Commanding
16 Mar 2009 - 22 Apr 2010Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Principal Director (Ops, Transport and Helicopters)
01 Jan 2013 - 05 May 2015AVMNational Defence CollegeDelhi Senior Directing Staff (Air)
10 Feb 2010 - No.41 Squadron Commodore Commandant
09 Apr 2018 - 15 Dec 2019Air MarshalNational Defence AcademyKhadakvasla Commandant
16 Dec 2019 - 31 Jul 2020Air MarshalCentral Air CommandAllahabad Senior Air Staff Officer
01 Aug 2020 - 31 Jul 2021Air MarshalAir Force AcademyDundigal Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrVipin Indira Panabhan Nayar16829 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2003
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Wing Commander Vipin Indira Padmanabhan Nayar (16829) F (P) was commissioned on 04 Jun 1982 in the Flying Branch of the IAF. In his distinguished career, he has held several important appointments, including instructional appointments at the NDA and FTEs, Flight Commander, Command Examiner and Air Force Examiner at the Aircrew Examination Board.

Wing Commander Vipin has epitomized professionalism and leadership on many occasions. While in an AN-32 Squadron, he recovered an aircraft and its occupant to safe landing by his remarkable professionalism when it suffered the failure of a critical engine in the Siachen Glacier. For this he was awarded Commendation by the CAS.

The quality of training to his Sqn pilots was instrumental in the Sqn winning the 'Best Transport Sqn' Trophy. In recognition of his commitment, utmost dedication and devotion he was awarded the Commendation by the CAS again in 1999. Wg Cdr Vipin assumed command of a Tpt Sqn in May 2001. Under the able steward ship, the Sqn won the trophy for the 'Best Tpt Sqn' in Western Air Command. With his professionalism, and skilful guidance, he provided exemplary leadership and motiva tion to the Sqn personnel to bring out their best despite manning constraints. The achievements in maintenance practices, innovations in technical eqpt and resources management stand testimony to his commitment to the IAF. Wg Cdr Vipin not only practices 'Service before Self', but also inculcates the same in men he commands.

For distinguished service of exceptional order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Seva Medal' to Wing Commander Vipin Indira Padmanabhan Nayar.

Unit : 41 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd March 2003 - No.43-Pres/2003 dated 26th January 2003
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalVipin Indira Panabhan Nayar16829 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2021Announced 26 Jan 2021
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