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Air Marshal Mohinder Singh Bawa

Service No 4494 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 16 Dec 1932
Date Commissioned 01 Apr 1953 Course 60 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Dec 1990
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Apr 1954Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1971Acting Air Cmde : 02 Apr 1979Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1979
AVM : 10 Oct 1985C-in-C : 01 Mar 1988
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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

- 09 Sep 1971Wg CdrArmament Training WingJamnagar CI
01 Jan 1968 - Wg CdrNo.26 SquadronAdampur CO
10 Sep 1971 - 01 Dec 1971Wg Cdr4 FBSUJaisalmer Stn Cdr
- Gp CaptTactics and Combat Development EstablishmentJamnagar Cmdt
15 Mar 1976 - 01 Jan 1978Gp Capt33 WingJamnagar Stn Cdr
- 01 Dec 1982Air CmdeEmbassy of India, United KingdomLondon Air Advisor
02 Apr 1979 - 17 Sep 1982Air Cmde7 WingAmbala AOC
01 Mar 1988 - 31 Dec 1990Air MshlCentral Air CommandAllahabad AOC-in-C
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrMohinder Singh Bawa4494 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1970
Details :

Wing Commander Mohinder Singh Bawa took over command of a fighter squadron in 1968. The Squadron was just then being raised and equipped with the latest aircraft. With limited resources, he had to create a base from which the subsequent squadrons of the Indian Air Force could be formed. Apart from training of personnel on a highly sophisticated aircraft, the squadron was faced with many difficulties in the induction of this equipment. During the short period of one year, the squadron reached a fully operational status; the officer set a personal example by attaining the highest instrument rating on supersonic aircraft.

Throughout, Wing Commander Mohinder Singh Bawa displayed courage and devotion to duty.

Unit : 26 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 25th April 1970 - No.16 - Pres/70 dated 26th January 1970
Bar to Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrMohinder Singh Bawa4494 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details : Stn Cdr, Jaisalmer
Unit : AFS Jaisalmer
Reference :
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalMohinder Singh Bawa4494 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1989Announced 26 Jan 1989
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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