|Service No & Branch||4594 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: -- --- ----||Commissioned: 10 Oct 1953||Course: 61 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 31 Jan 1987 Voluntary Retirement|
|Qualifications Held :||Instructor Rating: A1|
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|01 Jan 1959 - 01 Jan 1961||Flt Lt||Flying Instructors School||Tambaram||Flying Instructor|
|28 Aug 1968 - 09 Nov 1968||Sqn Ldr||Air Force Training Team, NDA||Khadakvasla||Officer in Charge|
|01 Jun 1970 - 23 Sep 1973||Wg Cdr||No.28 Squadron||Tezpur||Commanding Officer|
|01 Oct 1973 - 01 Oct 1975||Wg Cdr||Aircrew Examination Board||Hindon||Commanding Officer|
|01 Sep 1976 - 01 Dec 1977||Gp Capt||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||JDPO|
|02 Jan 1978 - 25 Mar 1979||Gp Capt||33 Wing||Jamnagar||Station Commander|
|- 01 Dec 1981||Air Cmde||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Director, Offensive Operations|
|06 Jan 1982 - 25 Mar 1984||Air Cmde||28 Wing||Hindan (Ghaziabad)||Air Officer Commanding|
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|Sqn Ldr||Bhupendra Kumar Bishnoi||4594 GD(P)||Award Date 07 Sep 1965||Announced 01 Jan 1966|
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Squadron Leader Bhupendra Kumar Bishnoi arrived at Halwara on 7th September, 1965, for taking part in air operations against Pakistan. Within a period of 15 days, he carried out 16 operational missions of which seven were in close support of the army in the Kasur/Lahore sector.
When the enemy ran short o ammunition in the Kasur region Squadron Leader Bishnoi with a formation of four aircraft destroyed a train carrying ammunition at Raiwind Railway Station. The denial of this vital supply was a major factor in causing the enemy to withdraw its armour from this sector with heavy losses.
In this other offensive sorties he destroyed or damaged at least ten enemy tanks, armoured vehicles and gun emplacements. Although his aircraft was hit on three different occasions by the enemy ground fire, he pressed home his attacks every time.
Throughout these operations, Squadron Leader Bhupendra Kumar Bishnoi displayed courage and leadership in the highest traditions of the Air Force.
|Unit : 20 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 12th February 1966 - No.15 - Pres/66 dated 1st January 1966|
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|Wg Cdr||Bhupendra Kumar Bishnoi||4594 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1972|
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During the India-Pakistan conflict in December 1971, Wing Commander Bhupendra Kumar Bishnoi was in command of an operational Fighter Squadron in the Eastern Sector. He led the first two Bombing mission over Tezgaon airfield and undeterred by heavy ground fire, he hit Tazgaon runway and also destroyed a large transport aircraft on the ground. During one of these Bombing missions, his aircraft was hit by a heavy shell and sustained severe damage. Notwithstanding this, he pressed home the attack. On the 14th December, 1971, he raided military targets in Dacca inspite of intense ground fire. His attacks on the Government House at Dacca and other targets were carried out with accuracy. During the missions in support of Indian army, he led 10 sorties against heavily defended enemy positions in the Comilla Sector and destroyed enemy Bunkers and strongholds.
Throughout the operations, Wing Commander Bhupendra Kumar Bishnoi displayed gallantry, professional skill and leadership of a high order.
|Unit : 28 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 17th June 1972 - No.76 - Pres/72 dated 1st June 1972|