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Air Marshal Amit Dev

Service No & Branch 16972 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 29 Dec 1982 Course: 130 Course
Service End: Retired on 28 Feb 2022 Superannuated Flying Hours : 2500 Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 29 Dec 1993Wg Cdr : 17 May 1999Gp Capt : 01 Mar 2006Air Cmde : 01 Sep 2009
AVM : 03 Jun 2013Air Marshal : 01 Oct 2018C-in-C : 01 Oct 2020
Training and Other Courses Attended
61 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 198152 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 26 Apr 199751 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2011
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

22 Oct 1993 - 13 Apr 1996Sqn LdrNo.10 SquadronJodhpur Squadron Pilot
30 Oct 2000 - 15 Dec 2002Wg CdrNo.35 Squadron Commanding Officer
23 Aug 2004 - 16 Jul 2006Gp Capt77 Signal UnitSamana Station Commander
01 May 2009 - 19 Dec 2010Air Cmde14 WingChabua Air Officer Commanding
07 Jan 2011 - 27 Jan 2011Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Principal Director (Air Staff Inspection)
15 Dec 2011 - 21 May 2013Air CmdeCentral Air CommandAllahabad Air-I
- AVMStrategic Forces CommandDelhi Chief Staff Officer (Air Vector Strategy)
04 Jan 2016 - AVMAdvance HQ, South Western Air CommandPune Air Officer Commanding
05 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2018AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Inspection
01 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018Air MarshalAir Operations, Air HQDelhi Director General Air (Operations)
01 Nov 2019 - 30 Sep 2020Air MarshalPSO: Personnel, Air HQDelhi Air Officer-in-Charge Personnel
01 Oct 2020 - 30 Sep 2021Air MarshalEastern Air CommandShillong Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
01 Oct 2021 - 28 Feb 2022Air MarshalWestern Air CommandDelhi Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeAmit Dev16972 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2010Announced 26 Jan 2010
Details : Air Commodore Amit Dev (16972) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the IAF as a fighter pilot in the Flying Branch on 29 Dec 1982 and has been on the posted strength of the Directorate of Air Staff Inspection (DASI) since 21 May 07. The officer has approximately 2500 hrs of accident free fighter flying experience. He is a Fighter Strike Leader, an alumnus of Defence Services Staff College and a graduate of Higher Air Command Course. He has commanded a frontline fighter squadron and a premier signals unit. He singlehandedly planned and executed the IAF's first ever trans-Atlantic deployment of fighter aircraft to Alaska (USA) for Exercise Cope Thunder-04. He was the Chief Operations Officer and the Air Refueling Director for the deployed forces. This deployment showcased India's strategic reach and the performances of the IAF was well appreciated by all participating nations. The officer is now posted to take over a frontline flying base. He has been commended by the CAS on 26 Jan 95. During the present tenure as Director Air Staff Inspection, the officer has been an effective leader of the flying team that inspects flying bases and squadrons. With his management skills and very good planning, he has been able to significantly increase the number of inspections undertaken by the Directorate. Along with combat units, he also planned inspections of units like HQ Maritime Air Operations, Advance HQs and Tactical Air Centres that are vital for prosecution of Joint Operations with the Army and Navy. During the inspections he has flown almost all types of fighter and trainer aircraft to assess the combat performance of the flying elements as well as the allied ground and support services. He has utilised his wide ranging experience in Air Defence and Ground Attack to impart invaluable knowledge to the flying squadrons and combat operators especially those employed in Terminal Weapons Control. Under his leadership and guidance the inspection teams have identified systemic problems in the field related to flying, maintenance and environment, which has enabled the Directorate of Air Staff Inspection to act as a facilitator in enhancing operational capability of the IAF. He also headed a team that has completed a Process Based Audit (PBA) of Maps in the IAF. His dedicated effort and initiative has been instrumental in ensuring thought provoking and high quality professional expression of ideas in the 'AirWarrior' journal published by the Directorate. Lastly, he planned and conducted a very successful Air Force level 'Air Power Seminar'. For his outstanding professional competence, dedication and distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Air Commodore Amit Dev.
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Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalAmit Dev16972 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2019Announced 26 Jan 2019
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalAmit Dev16972 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2022Announced 26 Jan 2022
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