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Squadron Leader Jasbeer Singh

Service No 4476 Branch GD(P)
Date of Birth: 02 Jul 1932
Date Commissioned 01 Apr 1953 Course 60 Course
Service End Died in Service 07 Sep 1965
Remarks :
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrJasbeer Singh4476 GD(P)Award Date 07 Sep 1965Announced 01 Jan 1966
Details :

Squadron Leader Jasbeer Singh was serving as a Flight Commander in a fighter squadron operating in the western sector during the operations against Pakistan.

On 7th September, 1965, Squadron Leader Jasbeer Singh was detailed as the leader of a strike mission against a high-powered Pakistani radar unit near the Gujranwala airfield, which was greatly hampering our air operations. As his formation was about to attack, Squadron Leader Jasbeer Singh observed four enemy Sabre jets approaching. He immediately warned the formation and undaunted by the interception by the enemy aircraft of superior performance and the intense ground fire, he pressed home his attack and inflicted severe damage on the radar Station. In his final attack, when he had to approach the target very low, his aircraft was hit by ground fire and was seen crashing near the target. In this action, Squadron Leader Jasbeer Singh displayed great valour and unflinching devotion to duty, which were in the finest traditions of the Air Force.

Unit : 3 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 12th February 1966 - No.15 - Pres/66 dated 1st January 1966

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
07 Sep 1965Mystere IVaSqn Ldr Jasbeer Singh*
3flew into ground near Rahwali