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Air Marshal Ranjeet Kumar Gupta

Service No & Branch 8899 AE(L)
Date of Birth: 25 Feb 1944 Commissioned: 05 Oct 1964 Course: 29 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 29 Feb 2004 Superannuated Died on 07 Aug 2016 (72 Years age)
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Jan 1986Gp Capt : 08 May 1989Air Cmde : 16 Oct 1995AVM : 22 Mar 1999
Air Marshal : 01 Nov 2001
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

14 Sep 1988 - 06 Oct 1991Gp Capt789 Signal UnitBhowali (Nainital) Station Commander
10 Jul 1995 - 21 Mar 1999Air Cmde9 Base Repair DepotPune Air Officer Commanding
- 28 Feb 2000AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Systems
01 Mar 2000 - 30 Sep 2001AVMEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Maintenance Staff Officer
01 Nov 2001 - Air MarshalAir Head QuartersDelhi Director General Radar & Communication Project Office
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalRanjeet Kumar Gupta8899 AELAward Date 26 Jan 2003Announced 26 Jan 2003
Details :

Air Marshal Ranjeet Kumar Gupta (8899) AE (L) was commissioned on 05 Oct 1964 in the Engineering Branch of the IAF. During his 38 years of distinguished service, he has held several important command and staff appointments which include Command of a Tropo communication unit, JDASR (EW) at Air HQ, AOC of a BRD, ACAS (Systems) at Air HQ, Senior Maintenance Staff Officer of an operational command and Director General Radar and Communication Project Officer. During his flying tenure of 7 years as a flight signaller, he has flown approximately 1800 hours on Dakota aircraft on air maintenance missions in remote areas of North Eastern Sector of the country and 600 hours on TU-124 ac on VVIP/VIP communication duties in the Air HQ Communication Squadron.

Air Mshl RK Gupta was trained in USA on a EW Systems and earned the credit of operationalising the first vehicle mounted ESM system in the IAF. He underwent an IL76 maintenance course in erstwhile USSR and was appointed as Squadron Technical Officer of the first IL-76 squadron, where he was involved in the initial setting up of the maintenance and training infrastructure for this pure jet transport aircraft of IAF. As AOC of a BRD, he was instrumental in setting up hi-tech precision labs, which could undertake repair and overhaul of most modern electronic system. Under his inspiring leadership, the BRD won the Best Electronics BRD trophy for the year 1996-97. During Kargil operations, while functioning as ACAS (Systems) at Air HQ utilizing his interactive style of management with various PSUs, Op Commands and field units, he ensured high and sustained serviceability of radar, nav aids and auxiliary systems during the crucial phase of this operation.

Air Mshl Gupta held the appointment of SMSO, EAC from Mar 2000 to Sep 01. As SMSO, with his close liaison and skillful management of resources, he brought about considerable improvement in the operational availability of aircraft, radars, support vehicles and auxiliary equipment to meet all training and op requirement of EAC. During his tenure, EAC maintained high serviceability of MiG-27, MiG21 and AN-32 ac fleet inspite of shortage of spares for these erstwhile USSR origin ac.

In his present tenure at RCPO as Director General, Air Mshl RK Gupta is actively involved in system engineering and installation of various Radar and Communication equipment/projects for the IAF. He has successfully managed to implement a series of important AD projects. Notable among them is the successful completion of the long outstanding project of the Futuristic Automatic Data Handling System (FADHS), the stage 1 Digitization and installation of media secro units. The IMMOLS project of the IAF has recently been put to functional use under his direction after having overcome some of the long persisting problems.

Air Marshal Ranjeet Kumar Gupta has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI20030126
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