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Air Marshal Tejbir Singh Randhawa

Service No 12947 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 22 Jan 1972 Course 107 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Mar 2010
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

04 Jul 1988 - 08 Jul 1990Wg CdrNo.20 Squadron CO
01 Mar 2001 - 22 Dec 2002Air Cmde15 WingBareilly AOC
01 Dec 2006 - 31 Dec 2008Air MshlNational Defence AcademyPune Cmdt
05 Jan 2009 - 31 Mar 2010Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi DG(I&S)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrTejbir Singh Randhawa12947 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1991
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Wg Cdr Tejbir Singh Randhawa was commissioned in the IAF as a Flying (Pilot) on 22 Jan 72,

On 04 Jul 88, Wg Cdr Randhawa took over the Command of a fighter squadron. This was the time when most of the experienced team members were posted out. He had the dual responsibility of selection and training of new members, to form a 9 aircraft close formation aerobatics team, in a limited time frame which also included the monsoon period. Over and above this, he was also tasked to train U/T Ops Pilots from OCU. The grand finale came in Mar 89, when the 9 aircraft display at a range for Air Power Demonstration, held the spectators spell bound.

In Oct 89, the close formation aerobatics role was suspended and the Sqn was asked to change over to operational role. Wg Cdr Randhawa accepted this change willingly and improved upon the Ops status of the Sqn Pilots to a very high percentage and the rating status to 100% in a veritably short span of time. This achievement ensured the squadron's participation in Inter-Squadron Gunnery Meet 'EKLAVAYA' where the unit proved its worth by winning trophies for the individual events.

For his excellent professionalism, sustained hard work beyond the call of duty, selfless devotion to duty and qualities of leadership, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Wg Cdr TS Randhawa.

Unit : 20 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 24th August 1991 - No.3-Pres/91 dated 26th January 1991
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalTejbir Singh Randhawa12947 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2010Announced 26 Jan 2010
Details : DG (Inspection and Safety)
Unit : Air HQ
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