Baldev Singh new HAL Director Corporate Planning and Marketing

Prior to assuming charge, he was the Executive Director Flight Operations and Chief Test Pilot (Fixed Wing) at HAL Bangalore Complex, according to a press release.
Commissioned into the IAF in June 1973 as a fighter pilot, he has vast experience in various facets of aviation,it said.

"He has a total flight test experience of over 6,000 hours on 55 different types of aircraft," it added. After doing operational flying on Hunter, Mig-21 and Mig-23 aircraft, Singh qualified as a Flight Instructor in July 1983, the release said.

Later, Singh was posted to Air Force Academy at Hyderabad for Instructional Flying duties on the Kiran Aircraft.

He was involved with the LCA Programme from 1990 and was deputed to Aeronautical Development Agency for this purpose, it said.

Singh also has extensive test flying experience on five prototype programmes and carried out the first flights of HANSA aircraft, the release added.

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