Air Commodore Jasjit Singh

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Air Commodore Jasjit Singh

Born: 8 July 1934

Died: 4 August 2013

  • He, AVSM, VrC, VM  was an Indian military officer, writer, military strategist, and air commodore in the Indian Air Force.
  • He retired as Director of Operations of the Air Force but remained head of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (1987-2001).
  • He was the founder-director of the Centre for Air Power Studies, based in Delhi.
  • He was awarded the Vir Chakra during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
  • He was born on July 8, 1934, He founded the Air Force think tank, Centre for Air Power Studies, and also remained longest continuously serving director of Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) from 1987-2001.
  • In 2006, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan by Government of India.

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