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Air Commodore Bijender Singh Siwach

Service No 12413 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 13 Jun 1970 Course 104 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Sep 2004
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 02 Jun 1990Gp Capt : 01 Nov 1994Air Cmde : 01 Mar 2001
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

08 May 1990 - 22 Aug 1993Wg CdrNo.128 Helicopter UnitChabua/ Mohanbari CO
- Gp Capt30 WingSarsawa (Saharanpur) Stn Cdr
24 Aug 1993 - 02 Jul 1995Gp CaptNo.112 Helicopter UnitYelahanka CO
- Air Cmde3 WingPalam (Delhi) AOC
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vayu Sena Medal
Flt LtBijender Singh Siwach12413 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1979
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Bijender Singh Siwach was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in June, 1970. He has served, with credit, in various Helicopter units ever since his commission. At present he is performing the duties of a Flight Adjutant in an Air OP Squadron. The officer has been an asset to the Squadron and on more than one occasion, he has performed flying tasks out-side the call of his normal duties.

On the 7th July, 1977, Flight Lieutenant Siwach was called upon to rescue five casualties of an Army Mountaineering Expedition from Mun Kun peak area in Shafat Glaciers. The pilot had no previous knowledge of the terrain and used his professional skill to locate and evacuate casualties from an altitude of 17,000 feet. This hazardous task was performed in the face of adverse climatic conditions and he had to carry out three sorties to evacuate the five serious casualties. This flying operation took over six hours.

In this action, Flight Lieutenant Bijender Singh Siwach displayed high professional competence, determination, courage, and devotion to duty of an exceptional order.

Unit : 3 AOP Flight
Reference : Gazette of India dated 19th January 1980 - No.7- Pres/80 dated 26th January 1979
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptBijender Singh Siwach12413 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2000Announced 26 Jan 2000
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Yudh Seva Medal
Gp CaptBijender Singh Siwach12413 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2001Announced 26 Jan 2001
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Additional Notes

Remarks: 2011 Year End Update Note added: 2012-01-15
Air Commodore(R) BS Siwach AVSM YSM VM is a Highly Experienced, qualified and accomplished Senior Air Force Officer, He has Commanded 128 (MI -17) Helicopter Unit,112 (MI -8) Helicopter Training Establishment,Air Force Station Sarsawa, Indian Air Force Contingent,United Nations Mission in Siera Leone and Air Force Station, Palam. He was Awarded Three Presidential Awards for Exceptional Service to the Nation i.e. Ati Vishisht Seva Medal,Yudh Seva Medal,Vayu Sena Medal.Presently, he is Civil Pilot and Secretary General,Rotary Wing Society of India.