|Service No & Branch||17325 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: 26 Apr 1963||Commissioned: 22 Dec 1983||Course: 132 Course|
|Service End:||Died in Service 17 May 2000|
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|01 Jan 1995 - 01 Jan 1996||Sqn Ldr||Flying Instructors School||Tambaram||Flying Instructor|
|15 May 2000 - 17 May 2000||Wg Cdr||No.117 Helicopter Unit||Commanding Officer|
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|Yudh Seva Medal|
|Flt Lt||Chandra Singh||17325 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1991||Announced 26 Jan 1991|
|Details :|| |
Flt Lt Chandra Singh has been on posted strength of one of the Helicopter Units in Air Force since 20 Jun 88.
In his short service career of 6Ã‚Â½ years, this young and keen flier has carried out 2550 hours of accident/incident free helicopter flying.
During his tenure in the unit, Flt Lt Chandra Singh has flown over 2400 sorties exclusively in the Siachen Glacier, to the highest helipads in the world like Amar, Sonam and Zulu, where the density altitude ranges from 18000 ft to 23000 ft. Operations to these helipads which are in very close proximity to enemy locations is invariably similar to war like conditions due to frequent enemy shelling/fire.
He had undertaken around 2400 hazardous missions to deliver vital supplies like ammunitions, rations, medicines and evacuating serious casualties to/from our highest helipads under heavy enemy shelling and at times in adverse weather conditions.
In recognition of his exemplary courage and exceptional devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award Yuddh Seva Medal to Flt Lt Chandra Singh.
|Unit : 114 HU|
|Reference : GoI19910126|
|Date||Aircraft Type||Tail No||Pilot/Crew||Unit||Remarks|
|17 May 2000||Cheetah SA-315||Wg Cdr Chandra Singh +||117 HU||Cr Barachla Pass, La|