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Air Commodore Akbar Singh Bains

Service No 4882 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 15 Mar 1933
Date Commissioned 16 Apr 1955 Course 65 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Mar 1987
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1975Acting Gp Capt : 17 Apr 1978Gp Capt : 01 Sep 1978Acting Air Cmde : 11 Jan 1982
Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1982
Google the Bharat Rakshak Website for : "A S Bains"
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

29 Jan 1973 - 01 Apr 1975Wg CdrNo.2 SquadronSrinagar Commanding Officer
01 Apr 1975 - 19 Dec 1976Wg Cdr10 Forward Base Support UnitBhaisana (Bhatinda) Station Commander
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrAkbar Singh Bains4882 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1976
Details : Wing Commander Akbar Singh Barns has been in command of an operational Squadron in the Western Sector since 29th Janauary, 1973. Due to his untiring efforts the Squadron won the coveted Mukherjee Trophy for the Best Squadron in the Weapons Meet during 1973-74. It also bagged the Maintenance Trophy for the year and has an excellent record of having an accident free year. Wing Commander Bains has done more than 4000 hours of single engine flying. He has also served on deputation to the UAR Air force. Wing Commander Akbar Singh Bains has throughout displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.
Unit : 2 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd January 1977 - No.5- Pres/77 dated 26th January 1976

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
15 Feb 1956Vampire FB52Plt Offr Akbar Singh Bains
Ailerons Jammed in roll, baled out.