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Air Commodore Jasjit Singh

Service No 5100 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 08 Jul 1934
Date Commissioned 01 Apr 1956 Course 68 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Jul 1988 / Died on 04 Aug 2013
Remarks : 3Sqn(71) Later Director IDSA
Promotions Gazetted
Gp Capt : 19 Nov 1979Acting Air Cmde : 16 Apr 1984Air Cmde : 01 Dec 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

20 Jan 1975 - 11 Apr 1977Wg CdrNo.17 SquadronHalwara CO
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 4
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrJasjit Singh5100 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in 1971, Squadron Leader Jasjit Singh flew a number of operational missions over heavily defended enemy areas. In spite of heavy ground opposition he pressed home his attacks and destroyed a number of enemy tanks, gun positions and bunkers. He also supervised the servicing of aircraft and thus ensured maximum serviceability of aircraft for operations.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Jasjit Singh displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 3 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrJasjit Singh5100 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1974
Details :

Squadron Leader Jasjit Singh served as a Flight Commander in an operational Squadron in the Eastern Sector in 1961-62. During this tenure, he displayed outstanding flying ability, a sound grasp of administrative matters and exceptional devotion to duty. Thereafter, he has not only maintained the high standards but has also improved flying and administrative talents. He is a qualified Flying Instructor and had done excellent work both in our own training institution and also during his deputation to a foreign Air Force. He has a Flying record of over 3300 hours of accident-free flying. In addition, he has achieved outstanding results in an operational capacity having carried out operational flying during the Indo-Pak Conflict of 1971, for which he has been awarded Vir Chakra. He successfully graduated from the Defence Services Staff College. During his stay in the Career Planning Cell at Air Headquarters, he has worked incessantly at the complex problems of Manpower Planning with the Permanent Manpower Planning Committee, both for officers and airmen. In addition, his direct contribution to the career Planning Papers/Presentation has been commendable. His personal example of diligence, devotion to duty and dedication has been an excellent example to all the stag who worked alongside him in the Personnel Directorate,

Throughout, Squadron Leader Jasjit Singh displayed courage professional skill and devotion to duty in the best traditions of the Air Force.

Unit : 7 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 6th July 1974 - No.85 - Pres/74 dated 26th January 1974
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptJasjit Singh5100 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1984Announced 26 Jan 1984
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Padma Sree
Air CmdeJasjit Singh5100 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2006Announced 26 Jan 2006
Details : IDSA
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Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
01 Aug 1973MiG-21FLSqn Ldr Jasjit Singh VrC
3DNE - Bird hit at Hindon, Ejected