Team profile

Group Captain Ajay D. Purandare (retd.) VSM M-in-D

Group Captain Ajay Purandare is an IAF veteran having taken pre-mature retirement from IAF in May 2016. He is a highly accomplished fighter pilot with instructional and Combat experience on MiG-21, Mirage 2000 and helicopters. Besides his flying experience, he has had tenures in the premier TACDE, Electronic Warfare Range - as Instructor and later as Commandant; AWACS as the first mission commander and Pechora Squadron Commanding Officer. As Command Operational Plans Officer, he was instrumental in setting up the C2 system of an operational IAF Command.

Combined with Mission Commander experience on AWACS, he brings along very high functional experience of C2 systems in conduct of air operations and insight into the next level of C2 architecture. His core domain knowledge is in airborne EW systems as he is trained on six EW systems. His varied experience allows him to absorb several technologies (EO-IR, EW, Precision Targeting, C2 systems) and translate them into effective, innovative defense applications - especially for IAF.


Rajeev Dubey

Rajeev Dubey is an M. Tech. graduate from IIT Kanpur, India. He has 20+ years of industry experience, having worked as a technology professional in the early stages of his career and then as an entrepreneur. He has expertise in the fields of automated system design, machine fault diagnosis, and engineering simulation with complex system integration requirements. 

In his career, Rajeev has designed and developed products and solutions in the fields of noise and vibration measurements, dynamic signal analysis, and Laser guided systems. With his ability to manage projects and his experience in handling business development around advanced technology domain products and solutions, he brings a rare mixture of business acumen and technological know-how to the team.


Sukumar Patel

Sukumar Patel has a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) from M.S. University, Vadodara and a Masters in Computer Applications from VJTI, Mumbai. He has varied business interests in India, USA and Central Africa in the fields of Pharmaceuticals, Petroleum Products, Bio-Waste Management Systems and IT (ERP and Educational Solutions). He brings along a substantial valuation through his large business experience and strategic alliances. 

An avid aero-modelling enthusiast, he has attended many Certification and NCC training programmes.