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Air Commodore Dalip Singh Sabherwal

Service No 4756 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 17 Jul 1954 Course 63 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Nov 1987
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 17 Jul 1955Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1974Acting Gp Capt : 26 Mar 1979Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1979
Air Cmde : 19 Oct 1984
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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

01 Nov 1976 - 16 Jul 1977Wg CdrNo.44 SquadronPune Commanding Officer
25 Jul 1977 - 25 Mar 1979Wg Cdr29 WingBamrauli (Allahabad) Station Commander
14 Jan 1985 - 30 Nov 1987Air Cmde12 WingChandigarh Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrDalip Singh Sabherwal4756 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 CaptDalip Singh Sabherwal4756 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1983Announced 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

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Reference : GoI19830126