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Group Captain Sher Singh

Service No & Branch 15718 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 15 Jun 1979 Course: 123 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Dec 2006
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 15 Jun 1990Wg Cdr : 26 Aug 1996Gp Capt : 10 May 2004
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- Wg Cdr19 Forward Base Support UnitThoise Chief Operations Officer
29 Jun 1998 - 31 Jul 2000Wg CdrNo.130 Helicopter UnitJammu Commanding Officer
30 May 2003 - 22 Aug 2004Gp Capt22 WingKumbhigram Station Commander
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrSher Singh15718 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1999
Details :

Wing Commander Sher Singh (15718) Flying (Pilot) is on the posted strength of Air Force Station, Thoise since 26 February 96 as Chief Operations Officer.

He took over as Chief Operations Officer in the "OP Meghdoot" sector under hostile conditions. In the war scenario of Op Meghdoot, he has shown exceptional courage and leadership by leading the team of pilots to do yeoman service in air maintaining all Siachen posts. On 26 August 96, when one of our helicopters crashed due to enemy action, he participated actively in recovering the bodies of his comrades from the crash site at Hoshiyar, braving an umbrella of enemy artillery and surface to air missile fire. Since then he has formulated Standard Operating Procedures in all threatened helipads by personally flying under exposed areas to get a first hand threat assessment.

By closely monitoring flying from dawnto-dusk, gathering intelligence reports, coordinating with Army for all the support servi ces round the clock, he has considerably contributed to the increase in tonnage achieved, as also a reduction in flying related incidents to a bare minimum in "OP Meghdoot" operations. The shifting of helicopter detachments from Thoise, which resulted in saving lakhs of rupees daily and the construction of a new runway at Base Camp are both his ideas.

For distinguished service of high order in this low intensity war zone of "OP Meghdoot", the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Sher Singh.

Unit : AFS Thoise
Reference : Gazette of India dated 29th May 1999 - No.91-Pres/99 dated 26th January 1999

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