|Date of Birth:||-- --- --|
|Date Commissioned||07 Jul 1978||Course||121 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 28 Feb 2003|
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|23 Sep 1997 - 21 Jun 1998||Wg Cdr||No.132 FAC Flight||Udhampur||CO|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Harbhajan Singh Sandhu||15428 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1996|
|Details :|| |
Wing Commander Sandhu was on the posted strength of a helicopter unit operating in 'Op Meghdoot' since May 93. He had been posted as Flight Commander, after successful completion of the Air Staff Course. He was tasked to plan and execute the air maintenance task in 'Op Meghdoot' area and ensured that his was always completed inspite of large number of variables.
Wing Commander Sandhu is a pioneer in Siachen operations having operated on the glacier in 1984. He utilised his previous experience to good effect in the present tenure. He has flown a total of over 622 hours in 'Op Meghdoot' area. As a Qualified Flying Instructor (QFI) he also imparted the knowledge to the other pilots of the unit. Being the only QFI during the first year of his tenure, he had the added responsibility of training and clearing the pilots for operations in Siachen. He also undertook the first-ever night flying trials at Thoise airfield. Wg Cdr Sandhu has accident-free flying of over 3900 hours and his rich experience has always been a source of inspiration to the other pilots.
For displaying exceptional courage and devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander HS Sandhu.
|Unit : 153 HU|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 9th March 1996 - No.23 - Pres/96 dated 26th January 1996|