Wing Commander Nitin Kumar Gupta

Wing Commander Nitin Kumar Gupta

Research Fellow

Areas of Research

  • Analyses of marine technologies that can be used by India to leverage opportunities, address challenges, and strengthen strategic relations impacted by the present, evolving, and future geopolitical and geo-economic environment in the Indo-Pacific.
  • Advanced Maritime Surveillance systems.
  • Disruptive Technologies (in Maritime domain) and 5G application for future warfighting.
  • UAV : Light Weight Communication.
  • RPA integration with Manned flying – MUM-T (Manned Unmanned Teaming).
  • Vertical Handover of IoT devices in 5G and beyond networks.


  • Wing Commander Nitin Kumar Gupta is an Electronics and Communication Engineer and was commissioned in the Indian Air Force on 07 Jan 2000. He is a Radar and IT specialist and has served various key appointments in Indian Air Force with tenures at Air Headquarters, Command Headquarters and various specialist units. He has served as Director (Network Operation Center- WCDMA), Joint Director Personnel Planning, Deputy Director IT Procurements (Tech), Software Project Manager for design and development of End-to-End software solutions, Network architect and designer, IW auditor and Sarathi Team Leader for Radio and Navigational Aids (RANADS) and their ancillaries to name a few.
  • He has been awarded Certificate of Excellence by honorable Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi in 2015, Commendation by The Chief of Air Staff in 2019 and Certificate of Excellence by Air Officer-in-charge (Personnel) in 2016.


  • Pursuing Ph.D. (Computer Science)
  • MBA (International Business and Finance with Business Analytics) from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University.
  • MS (IT)
  • Specialization in Aeronautical Engineering.
  • B Tech (Electronics and Communication Engg).


  • Represented IAF in numerous webinars, seminars and conferences with think-tanks of IT and HR industry.
  • Member of compilation team for first course book on WCDMA (UMTS) course in IAF and contributor in Indian Air Publication (IAP 3903).
  • Published various papers on communication and IT in Intra service (IAF) publications.