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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

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Jan 1968 - Wg CdrNo.26 SquadronAdampur Commanding Officer
01 Apr 1969 - 01 Dec 1971Wg CdrNo.15 SquadronBagdogra Commanding Officer
01 Mar 1972 - 02 Apr 1974Gp Capt11 WingTezpur Station Commander
01 Nov 1984 - 21 Aug 1985Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi Air Officer-in-Charge Personnel
22 Aug 1985 - 31 Jul 1988Air MshlWestern Air CommandDelhi Air Officer Commanding in Chief
 
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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
Details :

Group Captain Man Mohan Singh was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in January 1951. He has held with distinction, many important flying appointments including the Command of fighter Squadrons and an operational flying station. He was awarded Vir Chakra for his acts of gallantry during the Indo-Pak Conflict, 1971. While commanding a Fighter Station, he set to work with commendable energy and perseverance in the face of numerous difficulties and brought his Squadrons to a high state of offensive preparedness. His dynamic leadership, personal endeavour and persistent efforts, have paid rich dividends. A Pilot of outstanding calibre, his unflagging zeal and understanding have earned an excellent inter­service support and co­operation. By his outstanding leadership in flying, administrative and technical preparations he has brought his Wing to a very high level of combat efficiency.

Throughout, Group Captain Man Mohan Singh has rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19750126
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalMan Mohan Singh4023 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1986Announced 26 Jan 1986
Details :

Air Marshal Man Mohan Singh was commissioned in the Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force in January 1951 and has held important Command and Staff appointments, including Command of three Fighter squadrons and two frontline Fighter Air Bases, Senior Air Staff Officer of an operational Command and Air Officer-in-Charge Personnel at Air Headquarters. He held all these posts in an extremely distinguished manner.

An outstanding Fighter Pilot, Air Marshal MM Singh took active part in Indo-Pak conflict during 1971 and was awarded Vir Chakra for gallantry and leadership in the face of the enemy. Subsequently, while commanding a Fighter Station in the Eastern Sector, he set to work with commendable zeal and perseverance despite numerous difficulties and achieve a high state of operational preparedness of the Base. For his outstanding leadership in flying, and application of competent administrative and technical knowledge to enhance combat efficiency of his Station, he was awarded AVSM.

After graduating from the National Defence College, he was posted to be Senior Staff appointment in WAC and designed an integrated air-defence system that continues in practice to this day. Later, as Senior Air Staff Officer of a major operational Command, he was instrumental in enhancing the operational combat capability of various elements and significantly improved the operational preparedness of the Command.

On promotion to the rank of Air Marshal in 1984, he took over as Air Officer-in-Charge Personnel at Air Headquarters. He continued to display rare qualities of leadership, professional competence and exceptional acumen for planning and execution of tasks of his Branch.

Air Marshal Man Mohan Singh, AVSM, VrC, has, thus, rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19860126