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Air Vice Marshal Chandan Singh

Service No 3460 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 08 Jul 1924
Date Commissioned 27 Jul 1946 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Apr 1980
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 27 Jul 1951Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1965Acting Gp Capt : 02 Jan 1967Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1969
Acting Air Cmde : 09 Feb 1973Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1973Acting AVM : 08 Jan 1977AVM : 01 Apr 1977
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Notes: 1) Ranks shown are substantive ranks at retirement. 2)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 3)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
- 01 Dec 1971Gp Capt10 WingJorhat Stn Cdr
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 3
   
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrChandan Singh3460 GD(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1961Announced 26 Jan 1961
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 43 Squadron
Reference : Gazette of India , 28th January 1961 - No.8 - Pres/61 dated 26th January 1962
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrChandan Singh3460 GD(P)Award Date 20 Oct 1962Announced 26 Jan 1963
Details : On 20th October 1962, Squadron Leader Chandan Singh was detailed to carry out supply dropping in the Chip Chap area in Ladakh. On reaching the dropping zone, he noticed that the outposts were under heavy fire from the Chinese forces. He successfully dropped vital supplies to our garrison although his aircraft was hit 19 times by enemy ground fire, Squadron Leader Chandan Singh displayed courage and devotion to duty in carrying out the task in complete disregard of his personal safety.
Unit : 44 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 16th February 1963 - No. 18-Pres/63., dated 26th January, 1963
Maha Vir Chakra
Gp CaptChandan Singh3460 F(P)Award Date 07 Dec 1971Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details : Group Captain Chandan Singh, AVSM. VRC is the officer commanding of an Air Force Station in the East [Air Force Station, Jorhat]. During the war with Pakistan, he was in the forefront of the air operations conducted for the liberation of Bangla Desh. Group Captain Chandan Singh was also responsible for the planning and execution of the special helicopter operations to airlift two companies of troops of the Sylhet area. When it became necessary to overcome the obstacles in the advance of the army towards Dacca, he planned and executed the move of nearly 3,000 troops and 40 tons of equipment and heavy guns with the extremely limited helicopter force at his disposal. This operation entailed landing the troops and equipment near heavily defended areas by night. Prior to each mission he personally carried out reconnaissance in the face of heavy enemy fire. On the night of December 7/8 he flew eight missions, deep into enemy territory to supervise the progress of the helicopter airlift and to guide and inspire his pilots who were facing heavy opposition from ground tire. Later he undertook a further 18 missions in the same operation, always leading the landings at new places. On many occasions his helicopter was hit by ground fire, but this did not deter him from further missions. The success of this major airborne operation contributed significantly to the fall of Dacca and the capitulation of tie Pakistan armed forces, in Bangla Desh. The leadership, drive and determination coupled with the bravery shown by Group Captain Chandan Singh over an extended .period of time, are in the highest traditions of the Air Force.
Unit : 10 Wing
Reference : Gazette of India , 12th February 1972 - No.20 - Pres/72 dated 20th January 1972