|Service No || 18563 ||Branch || F(P) |
|Date of Birth: ||-- --- -- || || |
|Date Commissioned || 06 Dec 1986 ||Course || 138 Course |
|Service End ||No Details|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)|
|Wg Cdr||Surat Singh||18563 F(P)||Award Date ||Announced 26 Jan 2006|
|Details :|| Wing Commander Surat Singh (18563) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned into the fighter stream of Flying Branch on 06 Dec 1986. In the last 18 years he has been actively involved in the fighter operations in various capacities. During this period, he has held the important assignments of a Directing Staff at TACDE, Flight Commander of an Air Superiority Fighter (ASF) Squadron, DASI inspector, and is presently commanding a Mig-29 Sqn. He Is a graduate of the Australian Command and Staff Course. He has been commended by AOC-in-C twice.
Wg Cdr Surat Singh took over the Command of frontline fighter Squadron on 29 Jan 2004. This being a Core Group Sqn, is always on higher state of readiness. On assuming command of the Sqn, his major task was to meet the Core Group requirements. This has been done exceedingly well, wherein all the requirements have been met both qualitatively and quantitatively. The meticulous planning and execution, on Operational and Maintenance front, has yielded rich dividends in the last year and a half. The Sqn participated in two International level 1AF exercises and performed exceedingly well. The detachment during Exercise 'SINDEX' was led by him personally. With his proactive approach and active involvement In all the Sqn activities, the Sqn achieved all assigned tasks with a clean Flight Safety record,
The training programme conducted under his guidance ensured a high operational aircrew status. All the aircrew remained current in all the Operational roles. The major emphasis on Dissimilar Air Combat Training, Integrated training, Night Operations, and strengthening of the Air Defence team comprising the aircrew and the Fighter Controller has greatly increased the Operational potential of the Sqn as a Core Group Unit.
With his leadership, foresight, professional planning, perseverance, and positive attitude, he was able to provide a new purpose and direction to the air warriors in the Sqn, who were motivated to achieve higher standards all the time. The Sqn was awarded the "Best Overall Operational Performance" trophy.
For exceptional devotion to duty, The Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Surat Singh.
|Unit : 223 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 18th March 2006 - No.30-Pres/2006 dated 26th January 2006 & AFD2006 Investiture |
|Vishist Seva Medal|
|Gp Capt||Surat Singh||18563 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 2011||Announced 26 Jan 2011|
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