Group Captain SHAHRUKH SHAMSHAD (Retd.)
Group Captain (Retd.) - Indian Air Force
- (i) B.A. NDA Jawaharlal Nehru University
- (ii) Higher Air Command Course
- (iii) Joint Air Warfare Course
- (iv) Senior Defence Management Course
National Shooter and have represented the Air Force and Defence services at various
National competitions and was a manager/coach of the Indian Shooting Team for the year 1996-97.
I was a member of Governing Body of National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), secretary of
Western Air Command Sports Control Board and Joint Secretary of Services Sports Control Board (SSCB).
Deputy Director (Protocol)
during the 1982 Asian Games and was responsible for
the accreditation of all the Sportsmen and Delegates participating in the Games and was actively involved with the managing committee in organising and facilitating the various events. For my contribution towards the Asian Games in 1982, I was awarded the Chief ’s commendation.
I have held the post of Directing Staff (DS-Coordination, National Defence College – New Delhi.
Post superannuation from the Indian Air Force was selected as Registrar of Aligarh Muslim University at Aligarh.
The journey above has most humbly given me specialisation in sports and academic administration.
2012 - 2014
Registrar, Aligarh Muslim University, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of
India As the designated Custodian of the University, I was responsible for the entire administration,
Directing Staff (Coordination) at National Defence College 6, Tees January Marg, New Delhi
As a coordinator for training Defence Services Officers (Brigadier and Above), Civil Servants (Joint
Secretary) and Foreign Defence Officers and was responsible for their training on Strategies and
Structures on National Security.
Group Commander, National Cadet Corps, New Delhi
As the Commander and Supervisor of 10 NCC Units, I was actively involved in organising and
conducting various Inter and Intra Directorate Sports Championships/Events and was involved in
administering all activities ranging from Republic Day Parades to National Level Camps.
Chief Administrative Officer, Air Force Station Hindan, Ghaziabad, U.P
As the Chief Administrative Officer, I managed assets worth $150 million. I was responsible for
managing the infrastructural set – up of the Air Force base. I also organised various sports
tournaments at the Air Force Station & Intra-command and was actively involved in preparing the
teams for various sports disciplines.
Officer In- Charge Air Force Marksmanship Centre
Established and set up the first Air Force Marksmanship Centre at Air Force Stations Hindan and
trained the first batch of Air Force Personnel for the Pre – National and National Championships.
Led the Team to win gold medals at the Pre – National Championships.
I Led the Para Troopers Training School (PTS), sole institution training Army personnel as
paratroopers. It is also a solitary unit of Air Force to have a Sky Diving team and personally
Performed a Sky Dive Jump from 13,000 Ft.
Joint Secretary Services Sports Control Board (SSCB), New Delhi
As the Joint Secretary, I was involved in organising, planning and preparing all Services Teams
enabling them to participate at the International and National Level. I represented the country as
coach and manager of the Indian Shooting Team at the Asian Championship at Brunei and
Commonwealth Championship at Langkawi (Malaysia).
Secretary Western Air Command (WAC) Sports Control Board
Was instrumental in performing and overseeing the important functional activities of all sports
Disciplines under the WAC so as to prepare the Teams to participate and succeed at the Air Force