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Group Captain Bhopindra Singh

Service No 3025 Branch GD(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 09 Oct 1944 Course 27 Course
Service End Retired on 02 Aug 1967
Remarks : Retired Actg G/C
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 01 Aug 1955Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1964Acting Gp Capt : 28 Feb 1966
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

28 Aug 1945 - Plt OffrNo.2 Squadron, RIAFQuetta Fm 151OTU
01 Jun 1957 - 01 Nov 1959Sqn LdrAircraft and Armament Testing UnitKanpur Commanding Officer
03 Oct 1962 - 01 Jul 1965Wg CdrNo.23 SquadronAmbala Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg CdrBhopindra Singh3025 GD(P)Award Date Announced 01 Jan 1965
Details : Wg Cdr Bhopindra Singh, an experienced test pilot, is now in command of a Jet Fighter Squadron. He was entrusted with the complicated and exacting task of high altitude trials on the Gnat airraft. The task was hazardous in the absence of suitable data on which the bhaviour of the aircraft could be pre-assessed at high altitudes. Despite this handicap, Wg Cdr Singh, wih courage and professional skill, carried out the trials from one of the highest airfields located in treacherous mountainous terrain. The data collected as a result of the trials will have far reaching effect on the concept and future conduct of Fighter operations in the western sector. The operation of a Jet fighter from an airfield at a high altitude in Ladakh is a land mark in the history of the Indian Air Force. Wg Cdr Bhupinder Singh displayed courage and a high degree of prefessional skill in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force
Unit : 23 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India 13th March 1965 - No.20 - Pres/65 dated 1st January 1965.
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