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Group Captain Kirpal Singh Sufi

Service No & Branch 3952 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- -- Commissioned: 14 Oct 1950 Course: 53 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Aug 1974
Remarks : Actg G/C
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 14 Oct 1955Sqn Ldr : 14 Oct 1962Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1968Acting Gp Capt : 07 Jan 1974
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
25 Sep 1967 - 21 Sep 1969Wg Cdr230 Signal UnitAmritsar Station Commander
07 Jul 1974 - 31 Aug 1974Gp Capt501 Signal UnitBarnala Station Commander
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 2
  
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrKirpal Singh Sufi3952 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1970Announced 26 Jan 1970
Details :

While in Command of Signal Unit, Wing Commander Kirpal Singh Sufi was entrusted with the responsibility of training technical personnel on a new type of equipment. In spite of the meager staff at his disposal, he got down to this task with devotion and was successful in training a large number of officers and men within a short period of eight months. During this period, the mobility of his unit was also tested, without any adverse reflection. Wing Commander Sufi was solely responsible for this good all round performance.

As Officer Commanding of another signals Unit, Wing Commander Sufi has been responsible for improving the administrative efficiency of the unit and its operation alertness. By good example and tact he has been able to knit the unit personnel into a highly trained and efficient team. He has also been able to establish very effective liaison with local civil agencies to make the Air Defence reporting system of the area a success.

Unit : 230 SU
Reference : GoI19700126
Mention in Despatches
Wg CdrKirpal Singh Sufi3952 F(P)Award Date Announced 23 Jun 1972
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972
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