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Group Captain Satnam Singh

Service No & Branch 14676 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 29 Dec 1976 Course: 117 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Oct 2008 Nick Name : Santa
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 05 Jul 1993Gp Capt : 01 Sep 2000
Training and Other Courses Attended
48 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 1975
Badges Qualified
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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

01 Dec 1977 - 31 Jul 1979Plt OffrNo.10 SquadronJodhpur Squadron Pilot
01 Aug 1979 - Fg OffrNo.31 Squadron Squadron Pilot
26 Jun 1995 - 05 Aug 1997Wg CdrNo.29 SquadronJamnagar Commanding Officer
- 01 Jan 2001Gp Capt16 WingHashimara Chief Operations Officer
01 Aug 2002 - 13 Feb 2005Gp CaptInstitute of Aerospace SafetyAirHQ Commandant
14 Feb 2005 - 01 May 2008Gp Capt2 Tactical Air CenterJodhpur Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrSatnam Singh14676 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1997
Details :

Wing Commander Satnam Singh was commissioned as a Fighter Pilot on 26 Dec 76. A Fighter Combat Leader and an alumnus of Defence Services Staff College, he has been in command of a MiG-21 Squadron since Jun 95. He has 2300 hours of accident free flying. By his personal example, he has been able to motivate the Squadron to achieve very high standards of professionalism both on the ground and the air.

During the Fire Power Demonstration at Pokharan Range in Oct 95, he successfully led the Squadron team and carried out precision Napalm bombing which was widely acclaimed by the press and foreign dignitaries. During the Command Gunnery Meet, the Squadron won three team events, the individual bombing event and the overall championship. During the Aircrew Examining Board visit in Mar 96, all aircrew obtained exceptional grading in the ground subjects test. He ensured upgradation of operational status of 8 pilots in a record time.

For exceptional devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Satnam Singh.

Unit : 29 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 15th March 1997 - No.19-Pres/97 dated 26th January 1997

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