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Air Marshal Tejbir Singh Randhawa

Service No & Branch 12947 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 22 Jan 1972 Course: 107 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Mar 2010 Superannuated Nick Name : Randy
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 11 Mar 1991Gp Capt : 03 Mar 1995Air Cmde : 01 Apr 2001AVM : 01 Dec 2004
Air Marshal : 01 Dec 2006
Training and Other Courses Attended
38 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 197042 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 09 May 198727 FCL (Sqn Ldr) - 30 Nov 1985
Badges Qualified
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Air Cmde
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

04 Jul 1988 - 08 Jul 1990Wg CdrNo.20 SquadronHashimara/ Kalaikund Commanding Officer
03 Apr 1997 - 23 Aug 1998Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi JDPO B
01 Mar 2001 - 22 Dec 2002Air Cmde15 WingBareilly Air Officer Commanding
17 May 2006 - No.20 Squadron Commodore Commandant
01 Dec 2006 - 31 Dec 2008Air MarshalNational Defence AcademyKhadakvasla Commandant
02 Jan 2009 - 31 Mar 2010Air MarshalPSO: Inspection & Safety, Air HQDelhi Director General (Inspection & Safety)
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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
Details :

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 : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : AHQ
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