Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Wing Commander Narinder Singh Verdi

Service No & Branch 5116 F(P)
Date of Birth: 24 Aug 1936 Commissioned: 01 Apr 1956 Course: 68 Course
Service End: Retired on 23 Aug 1992 / Died on 25 Dec 2019
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 31 May 1982
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrNarinder Singh Verdi5116 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Squadron Leader Narinder Singh Verdi was serving as a senior pilot with a Fighter Squadron. On the 8th December, 1971, he went on a low level sweep mission as a number 3 in a four aircraft formation. After completion of the mission, as the formation was approaching the base, his aircraft was hit by a flock of three large birds and the aircraft including the engine was severely damaged. The wind­screen was smashed and the canopy was broken. He lost R/T contact and could see only the side of the cockpit. Despite the steady and progressive loss of engine thrust and the limited vision, he located the airfield and landed safely thus saving the valuable aircraft.

In this action, Squadron Leader Narinder Singh Verdi displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty.

Unit : 2 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972
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