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Air Marshal Vijay Pal Singh Rana

Service No & Branch 17736 ADM
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 21 Dec 1984 Course: 75 GDOC Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jan 2022 Superannuated Nick Name :
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Sqn Ldr : 21 Dec 1995Wg Cdr : 15 Dec 2004Gp Capt : 06 Apr 2009Air Cmde : 01 Aug 2015
AVM : 21 May 2018Air Marshal : 01 Jan 2020
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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

01 Aug 2015 - 23 Sep 2016Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Principal Director (Air Force Works)
28 Sep 2016 - 18 May 2018Air CmdeAir Force Administrative CollegeCoimbatore Commandant
20 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2019AVMTraining CommandBangalore Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
01 Jul 2019 - 31 Dec 2019AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Works
01 Jan 2020 - 31 Jan 2021Air MarshalAir Head QuartersDelhi Director General (Administration)
01 Feb 2021 - 31 Jan 2022Air MarshalPSO: Administration, Air HQDelhi Air Officer-in-Charge Administration
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptVijay Pal Singh Rana17736 ADMAward Date 26 Jan 2014Announced 26 Jan 2014
Details : Group Captain Vijay Pal Singh Rana (17736) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force as a fighter controller in Administrative branch on 21 Dec 84. He has held various important appointments including Commanding Officer of a Radar Unit, Directing Staff at Defence Services Staff College and Electronic Warfare Range, Joint Director at Directorate of Air Staff Inspection, and Director Operations Integrated Air Command and Control System {D(Ops) IACCS}. He has also been on deputation to Lusaka, Zambia as Air Advisor. During his command of a radar unit, the unit undertook large number of mobilities including five month long operational deployment during 'Operational Vijay'. During 'Operations Parakram' he contributed immensely in formulation and implementation of Joint Services Standard Operating Procedures on Air Defence of J&K Area. He has also been key member of Joint Services Study Groups on Air Defence of Tactical Battle Area. As Director (Ops) IACCS, his professional acumen and dedication was key factor in successful development of IACCS and fielding of first IACCS node in 2010. He has performed exceptionally, with instructor grading in all his services courses. His academic qualifications include M.Sc. M Phil, Master Diploma in Business Administration and Masters Diploma in Public Administration. He was commended by Chief of the Air Staff on 26 January 1995. Gp Capt Rana is presently posted as Chief Administrative Officer (C Adm 0) of a fighter base since 29 April 2011. His vast operational and administrative experience has contributed immensely in channelizing and enhancing the overall administrative capability of the station. His planning, execution and supervision of large number of major capital works including indoor swimming pool, auditorium, security wall and weapon storage areas has been of very high order. He was the chairman of project Management of Group of 'Runway Resurfacing' work since August 2011 and through his dedicated involvement, detailed planning and constant monitoring of the project, he has ensured timely execution and smooth co-ordination of the work. He has also been instrumental in initiating large number of works services for general improvement in quality of life at station level. For distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Group Captain Vijay Pal Singh Rana.
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalVijay Pal Singh Rana17736 ADMAward Date 26 Jan 2022Announced 26 Jan 2022
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