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Group Captain Bharat Singh

Service No & Branch 3582 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: 01 Aug 1927 Commissioned: 01 Apr 1949 Course: 46 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jul 1972 Voluntary Retirement Died on 22 Sep 2017 (90 Years age) Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 12 Jun 1950Flt Lt : 01 Apr 1954Sqn Ldr : 01 Apr 1960Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1966
Acting Gp Capt : 25 Aug 1967Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1970
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jun 1959 - 21 Apr 1962Sqn LdrNo.7 SquadronAmbala Commanding Officer
01 Sep 1963 - 01 Sep 1966Wg CdrNo.2 SquadronAmbala/ Agra/ Bareil Commanding Officer
14 Jul 1967 - 06 Aug 1969Gp Capt11 WingTezpur Station Commander
16 Aug 1969 - 13 Jun 1971Gp Capt501 Signal UnitBarnala Station Commander
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Sqn LdrBharat Singh3582 GD(P)Award Date 01 Sep 1962Announced 26 Jan 1963
Details :

Squadron Leader Bharat Singh was in command of one of our Fighter Squadrons between June 1959 and April 1962. He was entrusted with the task of forming a Fighter Aerobatic team. He started with four aircraft in March 1960 and within a month led the team in a public display at Bombay. As a result of their impressive performance, he was authorized to start training a nine-aircraft team. The aerobatics training had to be done in addition to the normal operational and training commitment o the Squadron. The nine-aircraft team successfully staged a public display in January 1962. The standard attained by the team was due to the professional skill and training capabilities of Squadron Leader Bharat Singh.

As a Unit Commander, Squadron Leader Bharat Singh ahs all along displayed a high degree of professional skill and devotion to duty.

Unit : 7 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India 16th February 1963 - No. 21-Pres/63 dated 26th January, 1963
Vir Chakra
Wg CdrBharat Singh3582 GD(P)Award Date 14 Sep 1965Announced 22 Sep 1965
Details : On the 14th September 1965, Wing Commander Bharat Singh was the leader of a section of four Gnat Aircraft providing air cover to our Canberras engaged in a bombing mission in the Khem Karan Sector in the recent operations against Pakistan. En route, the formation encountered four enemy Sabre jets. During the battle that followed, Wing Commander Bharat Singh noticed the leader of the enemy formation closing in on one of our bombers with his guns firing. After warning the bomber, Wing Commander Bharat Singh engaged the Sabre jet. With superb airmanship he outmanoeuvred the enemy aircraft at every stage in the dogfight and finally shot it down. Meanwhile, the three other enemy Sabre jets had broken off the attack and fled to safety. By his daring action, Wing Commander Singh not only saved an aircraft and its crew, but also warded off a serious enemy attack on our bomber formation. In this operation, Wing Commander Bharat Singh displayed conspicuous professional skill and gallantry in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force.
Unit : 2 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 1st January 1966 - No.133 - Pres/65 dated 22nd September 1965

Articles from Main Site

Pioneers of Formation Aerobatics in IAF by Gp Capt Bharat Singh VrC, VM, MAeSI. -

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