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Air Marshal Tejinder Singh

Service No & Branch 18806 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 13 Jun 1987 Course: 139 Course
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Qualifications Held : Instructor Rating: A2
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Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 13 Jun 1992Wg Cdr : 11 May 2004Gp Capt : 14 Dec 2009Air Cmde : 01 Oct 2013
AVM : 01 Jan 2020Air Marshal : 31 Mar 2023
Training and Other Courses Attended
70 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 198657 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2017
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

01 Jan 1996 - 01 Jan 1999Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
26 May 2004 - 14 May 2006Wg CdrNo.5 SquadronAmbala Commanding Officer
27 Apr 2009 - 24 Apr 2011Gp Capt47 Signal UnitWadsar Station Commander
31 Dec 2012 - 31 Mar 2013Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi PDPO-1
- 31 Jul 2018Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Principal Director (Aerospace Safety)
01 Apr 2013 - 04 Aug 2014Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi PDPO-1
21 Aug 2014 - 01 Jan 2017Air Cmde7 WingAmbala Air Officer Commanding
01 Aug 2018 - 31 Dec 2019Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Air Cmde (Aerospace Safety)
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Ops Offensive
01 Jul 2021 - 26 Apr 2022AVMJammu & KashmirUdhampur Air Officer Commanding
27 Apr 2022 - 31 Mar 2023AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Ops, Strategy)
22 May 2023 - Air MarshalEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Air Staff Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrTejinder Singh18806 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2007
Details :

Wing Commander Tejinder Singh (18806) F (P) was commissioned on 13 Jun 87 in the Fighter Stream of the Flying Branch of the 1AF. He is an A-2 category Flying Instructor, Instrument Rating Instructor and Examiner and is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College. He stood first during Hunter Operational Flying training and was also awarded the trophy for Best in Armament. While undergoing the Qualified Flying Instructors Course, he was awarded the trophy for Best in Flying and while undergoing the Air Staff Course at Defence Services Staff College he was awarded the Scudder Medal for standing first in M Sc Studies. He has over 4300 hours of Accident/Incident free flying, including 2000 hrs on Jaguars and has been awarded a commendation by the CAS. He has been a Directing Staff at the Flying Instructors School, Flight Commander of a fighter squadron and an Air Force Examiner at Aircrew Examining Board.

He was appointed as Commanding Officer of a Jaguar Squadron on 26 May 04 in difficult circumstances, after a tragic Double-Fatal accident and he faced the challenge of raising the morale of the Squadron and re-building the team. During the last 21 months, the Squadron carried out the maximum flying amongst fighter Squadron of Western Air Command and the same was achieved without any accident, while operating vintage Navigation Weapon Aiming Sub System Jaguars. Flying by junior pilots has almost doubled and has led to up-gradations and fast progress of syllabus. Innovations like setting up of a Test Equipment Laboratory and devising simple software at Sqn level are indicative of the high level of involvement of all personnel and have resulted in enhanced efficiency and savings in cost to the exchequer. The squadron put up a commendable performance during inspection by Directorate of Air Staff Inspections and the mission led by him was assessed as Exceptional. The Sqn won the Rocketry trophy in Exercise Ekalavya 04 and during Eklavya 05, the squadron put up a record performance winning four out of five team events and the Overall Championship. He was a member of three winning teams in these exercises. He led the fighter fly past on AF Day 04, 05 and Republic Day 06, putting up an immaculate display every time. He was also the Team Leader for induction of DARIN II Twin-Seater aircraft at base and has made an invaluable contribution to ensure a smooth transition to a new variant.

The officer, with his personal professional example, pro-active approach and leadership has provided the personnel placed below him with a new purpose and direction. This has enabled the squadron to tide over the crisis and attain exceptional standards of professionalism in all facets of its tasking.

For exceptional devotion to duty, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Tejinder Singh.

Unit : 5 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 17th March 2007. No.90-Pres/2007 dated 26th January 2007
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMTejinder Singh18806 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2022Announced 26 Jan 2022
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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Articles from Main Site

The India-Pakistan Air War of 1965 by P V S Jagan Mohan & Samir Chopra -
Training At Cranwell by Jagan Pillarisetti -
Mission to Chamb by Gp Capt Apram Jeet Singh VrC (Retd) -
Memories Of No.8 Squadron, IAF by Sqn Ldr T J Thomas -
Pioneers of Formation Aerobatics in IAF by Gp Capt Bharat Singh VrC, VM, MAeSI. -

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