Wing Commander Swaim Prakash Singh MSc, M Phil, psc+
Wing Commander Swaim Prakash Singh was commissioned into the Indian Air Force in June 1997 in the Administration branch. He is a cat AYE, Master Fighter Controller, qualified Assistant Provost Marshal, and AWACS Mission Commander with over 1000 hours of flying and Directing Staff at the prestigious Defence Services Staff College, Wellington.
He is an alumnus of DSSC Wellington and served as Directing Staff (psc+) for two years. The officer was part of the Tri-Services Indian Expert team to review the course curriculum of the Command and Staff College of Tanzania in 2016. He was instrumental in achieving a significant diplomatic feat in opening the Indian Armed Forces Training Team (IAFTT) at C&SC Tanzania, which commenced functioning in 2017. He has also been to Israel, Russia, and China. The officer has been commended by the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of HQ Western Air Command in 2006 and by the Chief of Integrated Defence Staff in 2016.
The officer holds an MSc, M Phil, and psc+ in Defence and Strategic Studies and is currently working on a PhD in the same field. The officer is also a keen orator, critical analyst, and learner. He has been writing on various issues related to defence, aerospace power, and international relations. His articles have found a place in peer-reviewed prominent journals like MPIDSA, CAPS, and IIPA.
Presently, the officer is working on a book project on air power and the integration of the Indian Armed Forces. The scholar warrior officer is currently employed as a Senior Fellow at the New Delhi-based think tank, the Centre for Air Power Studies.