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Air Commodore Bhupinder Singh Subhlok

Service No 13795 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 07 Dec 1974 Course 112 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Apr 2009
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 31 Mar 1992Gp Capt : 03 Feb 1997Acting Air Cmde : 30 Dec 2004Air Cmde : 01 Dec 2003
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- Air Cmde44 WingSonegaon (Nagpur) Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg CdrBhupinder Singh Subhlok13795 F(P)Award Date Announced 15 Aug 1996
Details :

Wing Commander Bhupinder Singh Subhlok was commissioned on 07 Dec. 74 in F (P) Helicopter stream. At about 1400 hours on 5th September, 1995 an emergency message was received for immediate evacuation of men stranded on an island in the area engulfed by the fast rising Beas river near Tihra Sujanpur. On receipt of the message Wg Cdr Subhlok who was commanding 117 HU Chetak/Cheetah Helicopter Unit, got airborne in a Cheetah helicopter. He was followed by Sqn Ldr A Gode in a Chetak helicopter. On reaching the site, they could spot 6 men huddled on a tiny island with no way of escaping. Time was at a premium as water was rising rapidly threatening to engulf the survivors. The local condition precluded rescue by winching. The lead helicopter flown by Wg Cdr Subhlok first made an approach and pulled in 3 survivors. This act of saving lives in the face of imminent danger to the aircraft and the lives of the aircrew has been in keeping with the highest traditions of the Indian Air Force.

For the act of exceptional courage, the President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wg Cdr Bhupinder Singh Subhlok.

Unit : 117 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 30th November 1996 - No.92-Pres/96 dated 15th August 1996