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Group Captain Bhupinder Singh Marwa

Service No & Branch 10518 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 29 Oct 1966 Course: 96 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Oct 1995 Superannuated Flying Hours : 3100 Nick Name : Mac
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Aircraft Flown: L-5, HT-2, T-6G, Vampire, Hunter, Gnat, MiG-21 Bis, MiG-23 MF
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 19 Jul 1986Acting Gp Capt : 11 Oct 1989
Training and Other Courses Attended
18 FCL (Sqn Ldr) - 01 Sep 1980
Badges Qualified
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

22 Jun 1964 - 24 Oct 1964Flt CdtAir Force Administrative CollegeCoimbatore Flt Cdt
06 Dec 1964 - 01 Mar 1965Flt Cdt5 Elementary Flying Training UnitKanpur Flt Cdt
28 Mar 1965 - 17 Oct 1965Flt CdtPilot Training EstablishmentAllahabad Flt Cdt
12 Nov 1965 - 11 Mar 1966Flt CdtAir Force Flying CollegeJodhpur Flt Cdt
26 Mar 1966 - 28 Oct 1966Flt CdtNo 1. Jet Training WingHakimpet Flt Cdt
29 Oct 1966 - 13 Jul 1967Plt OffrNo.220 SquadronPune Squadron Pilot
14 Jul 1967 - 05 Oct 1969Fg OffrNo.37 SquadronTezpur/ Hashimara Squadron Pilot
06 Oct 1969 - 26 Aug 1970Fg OffrNo.18 Squadron Squadron Pilot
27 Aug 1970 - 13 Jun 1974Flt LtNo.15 Squadron Squadron Pilot
14 Jun 1974 - 18 Nov 1976Flt LtNo.21 SquadronGorakhpur Squadron Pilot
19 Nov 1976 - 30 Sep 1980Sqn LdrNo.3 SquadronPathankot Squadron Pilot
01 Oct 1980 - 17 Oct 1981Sqn LdrNo.3 SquadronPathankot Flight Commander
18 Oct 1981 - 25 Feb 1982Sqn LdrUSSRUSSR MiG-23 Conversion
26 Feb 1982 - 01 Apr 1982Sqn LdrNo.108 SquadronAdampur Flight Commander
01 Apr 1982 - 07 Oct 1984Sqn LdrNo.223 SquadronAdampur Flight Commander
08 Oct 1984 - 30 Jun 1985Wg CdrWestern Air CommandDelhi Ops 1C
01 Jul 1985 - 01 Jul 1987Wg CdrNo.4 SquadronPune/ Uttarlai Commanding Officer
16 Jul 1987 - 27 Jul 1989Wg CdrIraq AFIraq Flying Instructor
14 Aug 1989 - 23 Aug 1992Gp Capt25 WingRajokri (Delhi) Station Commander
24 Aug 1992 - 31 Oct 1995Gp CaptNCC (WB & Sikkim)Calcutta Director
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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.

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