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Group Captain Bhupinder Singh Marwa

Service No 10518 Branch F(P)

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Date of Birth: 23 Oct 1945
Date Commissioned 29 Oct 1966 Course 96 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Oct 1995
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 19 Jul 1986Acting Gp Capt : 11 Oct 1989
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Jul 1985 - 01 Jul 1987Wg CdrNo. 4 SquadronPune/ Uttarlai CO
14 Aug 1989 - 23 Aug 1992Gp Capt25 WingRajokri (Delhi) Stn Cdr
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal
Flt LtBhupinder Singh Marwa10518 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1975
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Bhupinder Singh Marwa was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in October, 1966. In October, 1971, he was posted to a Fighter Squadron and has since completed 500 hours of flying. On 9th April, 1974, while returning from a training sortie, he found that the port undercarriage and the nose undercarriage of his aircraft had locked down but there was no indication of the position of the starboard undercarriage. Attempts lo get the starboard undercarriage lowered proved to be of no avail. He skillfully piloted the aircraft on to the runway, made the port undercarriage touch the ground with a thump and then held the aircraft off the ground with the help of increased power. This action caused the starboard undercarriage to lock down, enabling him to land successfully. Thus by his presence of mind and expert airmanship he prevented damage to valuable aircraft.

Flight Lieutenant Bhupinder Singh Marwa displayed courage, professional skill and exceptional devotion to duty.

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Reference : Gazette of India dated 21st February 1975 - No.16 - Pres/75 dated 26th January 1975