|Date of Birth:||-- --- --|
|Date Commissioned||13 Jun 1970||Course||104 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 31 Dec 2006|
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|01 Jul 1987 - 01 May 1989||Wg Cdr||No.4 Squadron||Uttarlai||CO|
|05 Jan 1998 - 31 Aug 2000||Air Cmde||7 Wing||Ambala||AOC|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)|
|Wg Cdr||Karan Singh Chhina||12389 F(P)||Award Date 20 Feb 1989||Announced 26 Jan 1990|
|Details :|| |
Wing Commander Karan Singh Chhina has been commanding a fighter squadron since 06 Jul 87.
On 20 Feb 89, he was authorized to fly a handling/aerobatic sortie. This aircraft had come out after snag rectification of the cone system.
While lowering the undercarriage on downwind for a landing, he noticed that though the main wheel indications were showing green, there was no light indication of the nose wheel. Wg Cdr Chhina decided to fly past the Air Traffic Control (ATC) and get his undercarriage position confirmed visually. The ATC confirmed that the main wheels were down but the nose wheel was flushed up.
Disregarding all dangers to himself, Wg Cdr Chhina decided to put the aircraft with nose wheels up and landed the aircraft with the nose wheel up. This action on part of Wg Cdr Chhina was beyond the call of duty.
For his exemplary courage and devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Wg Cdr Karan Singh Chhina.
|Unit : 4 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th May 1990 - No.38-Pres/90 dated 26th January 1990|