Air Marshal (Dr) Rajeev Sachdeva AVSM, PhD Articles 4

Air Marshal (Dr) Rajeev Sachdeva, in his last appointment, served as Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff and also officiated as Additional Secretary (Air) at DMA, under CDS, MoD. Commissioned on 11 Dec 1981, was alumnus of FIS, CDM and NDC. Cat ‘A’ Qualified Flying Instructor was an Air Force Examiner with over 7200 hours on various Transport and Trainer aircraft. He holds a Doctorate and a Masters in Management, Certified ‘A’ Project Manager by IPMA, Switzerland, is a Distinguished Fellow at USI & i2p2M and Certified Management Instructor by AIMA. Air Officer has written papers for various journals and lectured in Military, Civil and Academic Institutions. Doctor of Philosophy was in Business Management at Osmania University and the research topic was “Strategies to Prevent and Avoid Air Accidents in Transport Fleet of the Indian Air Force: An Integrated Approach”. Important Appointments held by him includes Command of An-32 Sqn, AOC Chandigarh, CI at Fixed Wing Training Faculty, WAC Ops II A, Centre Director (Aviation) NTRO and SASO, HQ SAC. A truly Purple Officer who, has served in all the four verticals of HQ IDS at appointments of DACIDS (Regional-DIA), ACIDS (ICT & Joint Ops), DCIDS (Ops), DCIDS (PP & FD) and Commandant College of Defence Management. Co-authored DAP-2020, DPM-2020, DFPDS-2020 and the first Negative Import List at DMA, Other Joint appointments were that of Secy to Union War Book and the RM’s Op Directive; Member Secy of Defence Acquisition Council; Chairman of JOCOM, SCAPCC, Integrated Space Cell of Armed Forces and TET for BMD by DRDO; Co-Chair DIATF with US for development of niche capabilities; Officiated as Chairman of DCMG and also steered the projects for NFS & DCN. The officer was awarded Ati Vishist Seva Medal in 2016 and was commended by the Chief of Air Staff in 2000.

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