|Date of Birth:||05 Nov 1933|
|Date Commissioned||17 Jul 1954||Course||63 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 30 Nov 1987|
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|01 Nov 1976 - 16 Jul 1977||Wg Cdr||No.44 Squadron||Commanding Officer|
|25 Jul 1977 - 25 Mar 1979||Wg Cdr||29 Wing||Bamrauli (Allahabad)||Station Commander|
|14 Jan 1985 - 30 Nov 1987||Air Cmde||12 Wing||Chandigarh||Air Officer Commanding|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Sqn Ldr||Dalip Singh Sabherwal||4756 GD(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1970|
|Details :|| |
Squadron Leader Dalip Singh Sabherwal has been engaged in airlift operations for nearly six years. He has flown over 6,700 hours, of which 1,670 hours were on operational missions. In December 1967, he was detailed to study the feasibility of heavy transport aircraft operation in one of the border sectors. He personally undertook most of the trial flights in the difficult terrain of the area and finally helped in compiling the operating procedures which made subsequent operations in the area both productive and safe. When he was a Detachment Commander in one of the operational areas in March 1969, he accomplished a record airlift of over 1,000 tonnes in a month with only a few aircraft.
Throughout, Squadron Leader Dalip Singh Sabherwal displayed courage and devotion to duty.
|Unit : 44 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 25th April 1970 - No.16 - Pres/70 dated 26th January 1970|
|Ati Vishist Seva Medal|
|Gp Capt||Dalip Singh Sabherwal||4756 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1983||Announced 26 Jan 1983|
|Details :|| |
Group Captain Dalip Singh Sabherwal, VM was commissioned in the Flying Branch of the IAF on 17th July, 1954. As a pilot he has maintained high professional standard throughout and has held different field assignments such as officer Commanding of a Heavy Transport Squadron and Station Commander of Flying Station. He has flown a total of 7,600 accident free hours, including 2500 hours in forward areas.
In recent years he has held the important appointment of Joint Director Operation (Transport and Maritime) in Air Headquarters. In this capacity he set to work with commendable energy, zeal and perseverance and worked out a practical conversion plan for helicopters. He also successfully planned induction of new transport aircraft has coordinated various aspects with different Directorates for certain major re-equipment scheme.
Group Captain Dalip Singh Sabherwal has thus rendered distinguished service
|Reference : GoI19830126|