|Date of Birth:||27 Oct 1928|
|Date Commissioned||14 Oct 1950||Course||53 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 26 Oct 1986|
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|17 Aug 1961 - 01 Apr 1964||Sqn Ldr||No.10 Squadron||Palam||Commanding Officer|
|29 Dec 1969 - 24 May 1972||Wg Cdr||No.22 Squadron||Kalaikunda||Commanding Officer|
|01 Jan 1976 - 01 Dec 1981||Gp Capt||28 Wing||Hindon (Ghaziabad)||Station Commander|
|-||AVM||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||ACAS (Flt Safety and Insp|
|06 Apr 1981 -||AVM||Jammu & Kashmir||Udhampur||Air Officer Commanding|
|27 Nov 1984 - 26 Oct 1986||Air Mshl||Western Air Command||Delhi||Senior Air Staff Officer|
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|Ati Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Cmde||Brijpal Singh Sikand||3947 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1978||Announced 26 Jan 1978|
|Details :|| |
Air Commodore Brijpal Singh Sikand assumed command of a fighter Wing of the Air Force in February, 1976. Since then he has devoted himself towards improving the operational and the administrative potential of his station. He observed that children of all ranks were facing hardship in getting admission and commuting to schools in the nearby townships. He solved this problem by setting up an Air Force School at the Wing in record time, where today 800 children are studying. As a welfare measure, he founded another school at his station where children of poor parents are provided totally free education including books, uniforms and free mid-day meals. In November, 1976, his station was entrusted with the task of organising a President's Colour Presentation Ceremony to three Air Force Squadrons. For this parade, the station had to absorb an additional 1000 men and 100 officers. He personally supervised each and every detail of this prestigious parade which was most impressive and flawlessly conducted. In the field of operations, he introduced night flying at his base and enabled the Squadrons located at the Wing to enhance their operational status. During 1976, his Squadrons flew a total of 4500 hours with only one accident. He also set up the Ground Examining Board and Mobile Conversion Flight for aircraft at his base without any additional assistance whatsoever. This station was also entrusted with a task of carrying out retromod on all aircraft on a type in Western Air Command. It was due to his great organisational ability and his professional direction that this task was accomplished in record time without a single mishap. He has been on field appointments for the last nine years and during this period, he has commanded two Stations, one Squadron and one Tactical Air Centre. He is an active and able fighter pilot.
Air Commodore Brijpal Singh Sikand has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.
|Reference : GoI19780126|
|Param Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Marshal||Brijpal Singh Sikand||3947 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1987||Announced 26 Jan 1987|
|Details :|| |
Air Marshal Brijpal Singh Sikand was commissioned in the IAF on 15 October 1950. He has held a number of field appointments including command of a fighter Squadron, Tactical Air Centre and two operational Air Bases with distinction. On promotion to the rank of AVM in January, 1981, he was appointed as Air Officer Commanding, Jammu & Kashmir. During his tenure as Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Flight Safety & Inspection, at Air HQ, he initiated policies which resulted in a decrease in the accident rate of the Air Force and ensured a safe flying environment. Later, on promotion to the rank of Air Marshal in November 1984, he was posted as Senior Air Staff Officer, (later re-designated as Chief of Staff) of a major Operational Command.
|Reference : GoI19870126|
|Date||Aircraft Type||Tail No||Pilot/Crew||Unit||Remarks|
|03 Sep 1965||Gnat||IE-1083||Sqn Ldr Brij Pal Singh Sikand||23||Forcelanded at Pasrur. Aircraft retained by Pak|