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Air Marshal Man Mohan Singh

Service No 4023 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 03 Aug 1930
Date Commissioned 19 Jan 1951 Course 54 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Jul 1988
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 19 Jan 1952Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1967Acting Gp Capt : 03 Mar 1972Acting Air Cmde : 19 Mar 1976
Acting AVM : 06 Apr 1981AVM : 06 Apr 1981Air Marshal : 27 Nov 1984C-in-C : 22 Aug 1985
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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

01 Jan 1968 - Wg CdrNo. 26 SquadronAdampur CO 1st CO
01 Apr 1969 - 01 Dec 1971Wg CdrNo. 15 SquadronBagdogra CO
01 Mar 1972 - 02 Apr 1974Gp Capt11 WingTezpur Stn Cdr
- 21 Aug 1985Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi AOP
22 Aug 1985 - 31 Jul 1988Air MshlWestern Air CommandDelhi AOC-in-C
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vir Chakra
Wg CdrMan Mohan Singh4023 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1973
Details :

Wing Commander (now Group Captain) Man Mohan Singh was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in January 1951. During the India-Pakistan conflict of December, 1971, he was in command of an Operational Fighter Squadron in the Eastern Sector. His squadron flew 110 sorties in Bangladesh in close support and anti-shipping roles and met all its operational commitments without damage to any of its aircraft. He personally led 19 sorties and successfully engaged enemy defence positions, gun boats and ships despite heavy ground fire. When the heliborne operations across the Maghana river commenced, his squadron provided very effective air cover for the successful completion of the task. In addition, the squadron provided valuable support to the Army in Agartala Sector inspite of the fact that the aircraft had to operate from a short runway at Agartala.

Throughout the operations, he displayed courage and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 15 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 16th June 1973 - No.37 - Pres/73 dated 26th January 1973
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptMan Mohan Singh4023 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1975Announced 26 Jan 1975
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalMan Mohan Singh4023 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1986Announced 26 Jan 1986
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