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Wing Commander Shir Krishna Singh

Service No 3996 Branch ACCTS
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 01 Dec 1950 Course 3 GDOC Course
Service End Retired on 30 Jun 1978
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Dec 1952Wg Cdr (TS) : 01 Dec 1974
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Wg Cdr
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.

Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrShir Krishna Singh3996 ACCTAward Date 06 Sep 1965Announced 01 Jan 1966
Details :

Squadron Leader Shri Krishna Singh was in charge of ground defence and security arrangements of an airfield when hostilities started with Pakistan. On 6th September 1965, over 60 Pakistani paratroopers, equipped with modern weapons and equipment, were air-dropped in the vicinity of the unit to carry out sabotage to our aircraft and installations. Squadron Leader Singh organised a mobile patrol and under his intelligent and able direction, the patrol foiled the enemy’s plan. Finding the airfield defences formidable, the paratroopers finally withdrew from the airfield and were captured by civil and army authorities.

On 7th September, 1965, when information was received that some paratroopers had been hiding near a village, Squadron Leader Shri Krishna Singh volunteered to lead a mobile armed patrol to apprehend them. During this operation, he was able to apprehend three paratroopers, including the officer in charge of the Pakistani Para contingent. On an extensive search made under his supervision, 70 parachutes and a considerable quantity of automatic weapons and other equipment were captured. This bold action on the part of Squadron Leader Shri Krishna Singh made the paratroopers attack on the airfields ineffective.

Unit : AFS Halwara
Reference : Gazette of India , 12th February 1966 - No.15 - Pres/66 dated 1st January 1966