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Air Vice Marshal Pranay Kumar Hridayash Sinha

Service No & Branch 17118 AE(L)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 14 Feb 1983 Course: 23 AEC Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Sep 2018 Superannuated Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 May 2001Gp Capt : 01 Jan 2007Air Cmde : 01 Aug 2011AVM : 13 Apr 2016
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

19 Apr 2016 - 27 Feb 2018AVMSoftware Development InstituteBangalore Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdePranay Kumar Hridayash Sinha17118 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 2016Announced 26 Jan 2016
Details : Air Commodore Pranay Kumar Hridayesh Sinha (17118) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force as an engineer in the Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics) branch on 14 Feb 83 and presently serving as AOC of a BRD. During his 32 years of distinguished career he has held important field and staff appointments like STO of fighter sqns, CO AFLE (Korwa) and AFLE (Nasik), CEO of an Operational Wing and CA of a premier ac BRD. As Air Cmde he held the important appointments of CSO (Air) and C Eng 0 of HQ WAC He is a post graduate from lIT, Kanpur and also an alumni of DSSC, Wellington. As STO of MIC 23 BN Sqn he got CAS commendation in 1993 and as CO AFLE, Korwa received best AFLE award for 2000-01 from HQ MC Ae CEO he ensured the desired levels of maintenance support during the conduct of two exercises i.e. Ex-SINDEX at Singapore in Dec 06 and Ex-INDRA-DHANUSH in Jul 07 at Waddington, UK. At BRD, as Chief of Aircraft, his meticulous planning and optimum spare management he ensured MiC-23 and MiC-29 ac production task and successful implementation of 'Lean Engineering Practices' in consultation with lIT, Kharagpur. Under his effective leadership, AFLE (ND) bagged the coveted best AFLE award for 2009-10 of HQ MC. Detailed planning and seamless execution of assigned task as CSO (Air) and C Eng 0 won the appreciation of HQ WAC As AOC, with his innovative ideas he has brought total transformation in the working environment of the BRD. This is now evident from the increased availability of BRD supported systems in the field units. His inspiring management skill motivated the Depot to develop many test and repair facilities with in-house resources and expertise. This innovation, improvement and indigenisation drive not only enhanced the repair capability of the Depot but also saved precious Forex. His sincere efforts have also resulted in overall improvement of quality of life and morale of Air warriors of the Depot For distinguished service of a high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Air Commodore Pranay Kumar Hridayesh Sinha.
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