|Service No & Branch||5591 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: -- --- ----||Commissioned: 19 Dec 1958||Course: 73 Course||Entry Mode : NDA|
|Service End:||Retired on 31 May 1988|
|Qualifications Held :|
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|01 Feb 1971 - 05 Feb 1974||Sqn Ldr||No.110 Helicopter Unit||Commanding Officer|
|29 Mar 1982 - 08 Jul 1984||Wg Cdr||No.131 FAC Flight||Udhampur||Commanding Officer|
|23 Nov 1987 - 31 May 1988||Gp Capt||AFS Suryalanka||Suryalanka||Station Commander|
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|Sqn Ldr||Charanjit Singh Sandhu||5591 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1972|
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During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Squadron Leader Charanjit Singh Sandhu was in command of a helicopter unit. On the night of December the 7th and 8th December, 1971, he personally led a special heli-born operation deep behind the enemy positions in the Eastern Sector. During the very first mission his force came under enemy fire, but he successfully carried out the landings of his force. The same night he flew an additional five similar missions.
Throughout, Squadron Leader Charanjit Singh Sandhu displayed gallantry, professional skill and leadership of a high order.
|Unit : 105 HU|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972|