Former IAF Western Commander Wins US Environment Award

Air Marshal Avdesh Kumar Singh, former C-in-C of the Indian Air Force's sword arm Western Air Command has been awarded the prestigious US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Montreal Protocol Award "in recognition of outstanding contributions to ozone layer, climate and human health protection". The ceremony was on September 23 in Washington.

Air Marshal Singh is a UNEP Special Resource Person on Environment, Director of Environment and the Armed Forces Project at the Centre for Air Power Studies in New-Delhi. He does pioneering work in ozone layer protection and has been one of the IAF's most accomplished Jaguar pilots as well.

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