Look up Name Initials? Picture?

Air Vice Marshal Jagdish Singh Grewal

Service No 10866 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 08 Apr 1945
Date Commissioned 04 Jun 1967 Course 97 Course
Service End Retired on 15 Jan 2002
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 20 Jul 1986Acting Gp Capt : 01 Jan 1990Gp Capt : 01 Jul 1991Air Cmde : 18 Mar 1996
Acting AVM : 10 Oct 2001AVM : 06 Aug 2001
Google the Bharat Rakshak Website for : "J S Grewal"
Notes: 1) Ranks shown are substantive ranks at retirement. 2)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 3)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Aug 1985 - Wg CdrNo. 45 SquadronJamnagar CO
24 Jun 1985 - Gp CaptNo. 102 SquadronBareilly CO
03 Feb 1997 - 30 May 1999Air Cmde16 WingHashimara AOC
 
Incomplete Information? Additions? Corrections? Please download Template File and follow instructions.

Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg CdrJagdish Singh Grewal10866 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1988
Details :

Wing Commander Jagdish Singh Gerwal has been in continuous active flying since commissioning and has flown more than 2500 hrs on fighter aircraft. He has maintained an accident-free record during his flying career spanning 20 years. During the Indo-Pak conflict in 1971, he flew 22 operational missions.

The officer won the Sword of Honour Standing first in the overall order of merit and also at Air Combat Trophy during his FCL course in Mar 79. Subsequently, he was a member of the directing staff at the Tactical Combat Development Establishment.

He was specially selected and posted as a flying inspector in the Directorate of Air Staff Inspection from Sep 79 to Jan 81. Thereafter, the officer was chosen to fly the most modern fighter aircraft, the MiG-25.

He was appointed Commanding Officer of a frontline fighter Squadron on 24 Jun 85. Under his Command not only was the quantum of flying high, the quality was also of the highest order. The efficiency of the Squadron was well brought out during the DASI inspection of the unit in Aug 86 achieving "Average Plus" in air combat exercises. Setting a personal example of a high standard of flying, flight safety, sincerity of purpose, productive initiative and single minded devotion to duty, he motivated his colleagues and turned the Squadron into a potent and cohesive fighting force. During his Command the Squadron maintained zero human error accident incident record.

For his high standard of professionalism, leadership, devotion to duty, sincerity of purpose and productive initiative, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Wing Commander Jagdish Singh Grewal.

Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India dated 2nd April 1988 - No.24-Pres/88 dated 26th January 1988