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Group Captain Hardip Singh Goraya

Service No 4808 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 10 May 1934
Date Commissioned 06 Nov 1954 Course 64 Course
Service End Retired on 31 May 1986
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 06 Nov 1955Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1974Acting Gp Capt : 24 Dec 1979Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1979
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrHardip Singh Goraya4808 GD(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1976Announced 26 Jan 1976
Details :

Wing Commander Hardip Singh Goraya was commissioned in the Flying (Pilot) Branch in November, 1954. During his distinguished career, he has held a number of flying and staff appointments in which he has acquitted himself credibly.

He has been holding the appointment of Staff Officer in the Air Staff of an operational Command since Feb 1973. The officer has discharged his responsibilities with great vigour and vitality. His willingness to probe deeply into problems and go into the minutest detail, combined with his readiness to put in long hours of hard work resulted in formulation and execution of perfect plans and programmes. He has single-handedly produced a number of papers on the future plans of the Command. He has also been responsible for the planning of 1973, 1974 and 1975 Annual Command Exercises. Especially with regard to the planning of the 1975 exercise, his contribution was almost total. In the conduct of these exercise also the officer up a great load on himself earning the appreciation of his superiors.

Wing Commander Goraya has proved himself to be an outstanding officer of unusual ability and has rendered distinguished service of a high order.

Unit : CAC
Reference : GoI19760126