Kulwant Singh Gill

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Kulwant Singh Gill

Allegiance India
Service/branch Indian Air Force
Years of serviceDec 1977 to 31 December 2015 [1]
RankAir Marshal of IAF.png Air Marshal
Commands heldCentral Air Command
AwardsParam Vishisht Seva Medal ribbon.svg Param Vishisht Seva Medal
Ati Vishisht Seva Medal ribbon.svg Ati Vishisht Seva Medal
Yudh Seva Medal ribbon.svg Yudh Seva Medal
Vayusena Medal ribbon.svg Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)

Air Marshal Kulwant Singh Gill, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VM(G) was former Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C) of Central Air Command of Indian Air Force.[2] Commissioned into the Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force in Dec 1977. In a career spanning three decades and six years, he has held instructional, directional and command appointments, including Commandant of the National Defence Academy.[3][4][5]

Career[edit]

Air Marshal Kulwant Singh Gill was commissioned into the Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force in Dec 1977. In a career spanning three decades and six years, he has held instructional, directional and command appointments, including Commandant of the National Defence Academy. In 2014 he was appointed AOC-in-C of Central Air Command.

Before assuming the office of AOC-in-C of Central Air Command, Singh was the commandant of the National Defence Academy. He retired from service on 31 December 2015 after three decades of service. Air Marshal SBP Sinha, AVSM, VM succeeded him as the AOC-in-C.[6][7]

Family[edit]

Air Marshal KS Gill is married to Ranjeet Gil, a homemaker. The couple have three children. The second child and their only son Shahbeg Singh Gill is a fighter pilot and was commissioned in the IAF into the Flying Branch.[1]

Military Awards and Decorations[edit]

Param Vishisht Seva Medal ribbon.svg Ati Vishisht Seva Medal ribbon.svg Yudh Seva Medal ribbon.svg
Vayusena Medal ribbon.svg IND Samanya Seva medal.svg IND Special Service Medal Ribbon.svg IND Operation Vijay medal.svg
IND Sainya Seva Medal Ribbon.svg IND High Altitude Medal Ribbon.svg IND Videsh Seva Medal Ribbon.svg IND 50th Anniversary Independence medal.svg
IND 30 Years Long Service Ribbon.svg IND 20YearsServiceMedalRibbon.svg IND 9YearsServiceMedalRibbon.svg MONUC Medal bar.gif
Param Vishisht Seva Medal Ati Vishisht Seva Medal Yudh Seva Medal
Vayu Sena Medal Samanya Seva Medal Special Service Medal Operation Vijay Medal
Sainya Seva Medal High Altitude Service Medal Videsh Seva Medal 50th Anniversary of Independence Medal
30 Years Long Service Medal 20 Years Long Service Medal 9 Years Long Service Medal UN Mission in Congo Ribbon

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "After achieving feats, Air Marshal KS Gill now settles in hometown". Tribune India. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Air Marshal KS Gill takes over as AOC-in-C, CAC". The Times of India. 2 August 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Air Marshal Gill takes over as new NDA Commandant". Indian Express. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  4. ^ "IAF chief reviews NDA Passing out Parade at Pune". dnaindia.com. 31 May 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Unstructured training a thing of the past in NDA: Commandant". The Indian Express. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  6. ^ "AOC-in-C Central Command". Archived from the original on 14 August 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Air Marshal Sinha to be CAC chief". Times of India. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
Military offices
Preceded by
Jasvinder Chauhan
Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Central Air Command
1 August 2014 - 31 December 2015
Succeeded by
Shyam Bihari Prasad Sinha
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