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Air Vice Marshal Suresh Singh

Service No & Branch 16941 AE(L)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 19 Aug 1982 Course: 22 AEC Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jul 2017 Superannuated Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Mar 2001Gp Capt : 01 Dec 2006Air Cmde : 02 May 2011AVM : 13 Apr 2016
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

25 Apr 2011 - 01 May 2011Gp Capt3 Base Repair DepotChandigarh Station Commander
- Air CmdeMaintenance CommandNagpur Command Engineering Officer
02 May 2011 - 06 May 2013Air Cmde3 Base Repair DepotChandigarh Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptSuresh Singh16941 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 2009Announced 26 Jan 2009
Details : Group Captain Suresh Singh (16941) Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics) was commissioned in the lAF on 19 Aug 1982 and is presently on the posted strength of a Base Repair Depot (BRD) at Chandigarh since 19 Sep 2005 as Group Commander Engine. In 25 years of distinguished service, he has held several important appointments that include Officer in charge technical flight at a fighter base, Instructional tenure at Air Force Technical College, staff appointment at WAC and Chief of Quality Assurance at a BRD. The officer during his tenure at BRD in Kanpur, had resolved many complex cases of MlG-23/27, Mirage 2000 and Kiran aircraft accidents. He ascertained the exact root cause of the technical defects including human error (servicing) during the overhaul processes at HAL (Koraput) and HAL (Lucknow) division. The officer was directly involved in the development of a large number of overhaul processes for the first time in the IAF such as Potassium dichromating of engine parts core passages, dimpled steel thermal insulatot repair, abradable coating on M53-P2 (Mirage 2000 aeroengine) parts. Some of these technologies were also transferred to HAL (Koraput) for adaptation. The implementation of these processes eliminated the repeated failures and enhanced the quality and reliability of aero engines produced at the BRD. On 19 Sep 2005, Gp Capt Suresh took over as Group Commander Engines at BRD in Chandigarh. The challenging task of engine production despite serious spare crunch was handled intelligently and judiciously by the officer by incredible power of ingenuity. A large number of reclamation technologies were developed in-house for engine parts on Production Hold Ups such as Chrome plating of RPM Governor for TV-3 engines, reclamation of TV-3 engine Turbine shaft, liner change of Main Gear Box of VR-8A/VR-14 and Repair technologies of AI-20 Compressor casing which helped immensely for engine and MGB production. These innovations have resulted in saving of foreign exchange to the tune of Rs.75 crores approximately. Recently the officer formed an integrated team and developed an alternate state of art Plasma spray technology as replacement for VK-2, KNA and 20 A (Boron Nitride) coating by involving Regional Centre for Military Airworthiness (Engines), Bangalore and HAL (Koraput) for AI-20D, TV-3 and AI-9V aero engines. This aspect will enhance the engine reliability and reduce the cases of premature withdrawal. In addition, TV-3 Engine Test Bed was unserviceable for prolonged period. The officer led a team for development of an alternate technology for replacement of frequency-based CV-2000 system by latest technology cylindrical load cell and the digital indicator for direct loading system. This aspect will enhance the engine reliability of TV-3 engine testing and power measurement. For excellent innovativeness, exceptional dedication and distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Suresh Singh.
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Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeSuresh Singh16941 AELAward Date 26 Jan 2013Announced 26 Jan 2013
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