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Air Marshal Sandeep Singh

Service No & Branch 17312 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 22 Dec 1983 Course: 132 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jan 2023 Superannuated Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 22 Dec 1994Wg Cdr : 15 May 2000Gp Capt : 17 Mar 2007Air Cmde : 30 Dec 2010
AVM : 01 Jul 2014Air Marshal : 01 Jan 2019C-in-C : 01 May 2021
Training and Other Courses Attended
63 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 198253 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2013
Badges Qualified
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

15 Apr 2004 - 15 Aug 2005Wg CdrNo.30 SquadronPune Commanding Officer
03 Nov 2009 - 10 Oct 2010Gp CaptAircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore Chief Test Pilot
15 Oct 2010 - 12 Aug 2012Air Cmde11 WingTezpur Air Officer Commanding
01 Jul 2014 - 31 Jul 2016AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Plans
01 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2018AVMAircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore Commandant
01 Aug 2017 - No.30 Squadron Commodore Commandant
01 Jan 2019 - 30 Sep 2019Air MarshalEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Air Staff Officer
01 Oct 2019 - 30 Apr 2021Air MarshalPSO: Planning, Air HQDelhi Deputy Chief of Air Staff
01 Apr 2021 - 30 Sep 2021Air MarshalSouth Western Air CommandGandhinagar Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
01 Oct 2021 - 31 Jan 2023Air MarshalPSO: Operations, Air HQDelhi Vice Chief of Air Staff
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Gp CaptSandeep Singh17312 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2006
Details : Wing Commander Sandeep Singh (17312) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force as a fighter pilot on 22 Dec 1983. A recipient of Sword of Honour for standing first in the overall order of merit in his course, the officer is a Qualified Flying Instructor with A2 category and an Exceptional Test Pilot.Wg Cdr Sandeep Singh has over 4150 hours of flying and he is qualified on Su-30 MkI, Mig-29 and Mig-21 aircraft. He has been an instructor at the Air Force Test Pilots School, a flight commander of a Mig-21 Squadron, the project test pilot with the 1AF Su-30 Project team in Russia and is presently the Commanding Officer of a Su-30 Mk-1 Squadron. He has been commended by the Chief of the Air Staff for his dedication to duty.As a test pilot with the Su-30 Project team in Russia, he has been instrumental in evolving the navigation, display and weapon employment logic of Su-30 Mk I aircraft. The Su 30 Mk 1 is being hailed as a 'first of its kind' project In which the best of Russian and western technologies have been synergized to produce one of the most potent fighter aircraft in the world. Utilising his operational flying experience, professional knowledge and analytical approach, Wg Cdr Sandeep Singh spearheaded the integration team of Indian, Russian and Western specialists to ensure success of the Su-30 Mk 1 project. In view of his unparalleled knowledge of Su-30 Mk-1 operations and systems, he has been frequently called upon for consultations and briefings at Air Headquarters and various Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) labs on all issues related to the Su-30 Mk 1 programme.Wg Cdr Sandeep Singh was appointed as the Commanding Officer of a newly resurrected Su-30 Mk I Squadron on 15 Apr 04 and entrusted with the task of inducting the latest variant of Su-30 Mk 1 aircraft. Starting with a severely limited number of experienced pilots, engineers and technicians, he has led his team with personal examples to operallonalise the new aircraft, Despite the attendant pressures of forming a new Squadron, he has flown over 400 hours in the last one year. He has shown immense courage, exceptional skill and determination to successfully undertake pioneering missions on the Su-30 Mk I aircraft, such as the record breaking long duration flight of over 9 hour 30 minutes, solo low level aerobatics, air to air refueling and first time firing of guided munitions.For exceptional devotion to duty, The Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Sandeep Singh.
Unit : 30 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 18th March 2006 - No.30-Pres/2006 dated 26th January 2006 & AFD2006 Investiture
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeSandeep Singh17312 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2013Announced 26 Jan 2013
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalSandeep Singh17312 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2022Announced 26 Jan 2022
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