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Air Commodore Janak Pratap Singh

Service No & Branch 5672 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: 16 Feb 1938 Commissioned: 07 Feb 1959 Course: 74 Course
Service End: Retired on 29 Feb 1992 Superannuated Died on 13 Apr 2008 (70 Years age) Nick Name : Japua
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 19 May 1979Gp Capt : 21 Jun 1982Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1987
Training and Other Courses Attended
1 FCL (Sqn Ldr) - 01 Oct 1973
Badges Qualified
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- 31 Dec 1971Sqn LdrEastern Air CommandShillong Ops 1B
18 Jul 1977 - 04 Nov 1979Wg CdrNo.47 SquadronHalwara/ Chabua Commanding Officer
13 Oct 1983 - 19 Sep 1986Gp Capt505 Signal UnitMemaura (Lucknow) Station Commander
25 Sep 1986 - 23 Mar 1988Air Cmde2 WingLohegaon (Pune) Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Mention in Despatches
Flt LtJanak Pratap Singh5672 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1966
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 1 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 5th November 1966 - No.77 - Pres/66 dated 27th October 1966
Vayu Sena Medal
Gp CaptJanak Pratap Singh5672 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1984
Details :

Group Captain Janak Pratap Singh is a highly experienced fighter pilot and has logged nearly 3000 hours of fighter flying. The officer is professionally highly qualified and has the distinction of having been Flight Commander of three fighter squadrons and commanding officer of MiG Squadron.

Due to his qualities of leadership, flying skill and dedication, the unit under his command won the Armament and Rocket trophies, won the Air HQrs Instrument rating Trophy and was declared the best squadron of the year in Eastern Air Command. For these achievements the officer was commended by the AOC-in-C, Eastern Air Command.

The officer was mentioned in despatches during 1965 operations. For having professionally handled a grave night flying emergency on MiG aircraft Gp Capt JP Singh was commended by the Chief of the Air Staff.

During the course of his present tenure as Joint Director Air Staff Inspection, his experience has been of immense value to the operational wings and squadrons.

For having consistently displayed the highest qualities of leadership, professional skill and dedication to the service, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Group Captain Janak Pratap Singh.

Unit : AHQ
Reference : Gazette of India dated 2nd February 1985 - No.5-Pres/85 dated 26th January 1983

Accidents and Incidents: 2

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
18 Mar 1974MiG-21 UU-459Sqn Ldr Vinod Kumar Verma
Sqn Ldr Janak Pratap Singh
TACDEFL after engine flam
25 Feb 1975MiG-21 UU-666Sqn Ldr Janak Pratap Singh
Flt Lt S G Bose
3 SqnAC caught fire, Both
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