|Date of Birth:||-- --- --|
|Date Commissioned||27 Jun 1943||Course||17 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 21 Oct 1976|
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|06 Apr 1944 - 12 Nov 1945||Plt Offr||No.10 Squadron, RIAF|
|31 Oct 1945 -||Fg Offr||Indian Air Force Display Flight||Kohat||Fm 10Sqn|
|15 Apr 1946 - 31 May 1946||Fg Offr||No.9 Squadron, RIAF||To PHU for uk|
|16 Aug 1951 - 04 Oct 1953||Sqn Ldr||Flying Instructors School||Ambala||Commanding Officer|
|08 Nov 1957 - 31 Jan 1961||Wg Cdr||No.16 Squadron||Pune||Commanding Officer|
|12 Jan 1966 - 01 Jan 1969||Air Cmde||12 Wing||Chandigarh||Air Officer Commanding|
|01 Jan 1971 -||Air Cmde||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Director (Air Defence)|
|20 Jan 1973 - 25 Jun 1974||Air Cmde||4 Wing||Agra||Air Officer Commanding|
|-||AVM||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Flight Safety & Inspection|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Gp Capt||Jaspal Singh||2451 GD(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1968|
|Details :|| |
As Commander of a Bomber Squadron, Group Captain Jaspal Singh led his Squadron in a commendable manner, winning many a laurel in interÃ‚ÂSquadron armament competitions. For five years he was connected with the Flight Safety Organisation at Air Headquarters and by his organising ability and sound technical knowledge implemented various plans. As Commander of a large multiÃ‚Ârole station, he has successfully tackled many complex operational, training, maintenance and administrative problems. He has flown over 4000 hours without a blemish.
Throughout, Group Captain Jaspal Singh displayed professional skill and exceptional devotion to duty in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force.
|Unit : 12 Wing|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 8th June 1968 - No.35 - Pres/68 dated 26th January 1968|
|Param Vishist Seva Medal|
|AVM||Jaspal Singh||2451 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1976||Announced 26 Jan 1976|
|Details :|| |
Air Vice Marshal Jaspal Singh was commissioned in the Flying (Pilot) Branch of the Indian Force in June, 1943. During World War II, he served with No. 1 Indian Air Force Squadron and saw action on the Burma Front. After the War, he became a Flying Instructor and pioneered the takeover of flying training from the Royal Air Force. He was the first instructor who obtained the highest Instructor Category of 'A1' as well as the first pilot to be appointed as an Instrument Rating Examiner on all types of aircraft. He was also responsible for evolving the categorisation and instrument rating schemes for instructor pilots.
After completing the course at the Defence Services Staff College in 1954, he held various staff appointments. In 1957, he was selected to command and convert a squadron to Jet Bombers. With commendable zeal, relentless effort and perseverance, he moulded the squadron into a highly efficient fighting unit in the shortest possible time. On completion of his tenure as a Squadron Commander, he was one of the two officers selected to undergo the Aviation Safety Course in the USA. He passed the course with distinction, and on his return, gave a new dimension to the Flight Safety Organisation in the Indian Air Force. In 1966, he took over the Command of a major Air Force base having transport and fighter squadrons. With meticulous supervision and determination, he ensured that the training of pilots and ground crew was kept on schedule and the transport and heliborne airlift operations always achieved the laid down targets. His base also undertook assembly of supersonic fighters, which were assembled in record time and delivered to the operational squadrons.
On completion of the National Defence College course in 1970, he took over as Director of Air Defence. He successfully tackled intricate operational problems and significantly contributed towards the improvement of the early warning capability which paid handsome dividends during the Indo-Pak conflict, 1971. In 1973-74, he commanded another major Air Force base with great success. In his present appointment of Assistant Chief of the Air Staff, Flight Safety and Inspection, he has, with his vast experience and professional knowledge of flying and accident prevention, achieved a sharp decline in the overall Air Force accident rates.
Throughout, Air Vice Marshal Jaspal Singh rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.
|Reference : GoI19760126|