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Air Commodore Ghanshyam Singh Thapa

Service No & Branch 6003 F(N)
Date of Birth: 13 Jan 1938 Commissioned: 15 Dec 1960 Course: 18 NAV Course Entry Mode : NDA
Service End: Retired on 29 Feb 1992 / Died on 10 Dec 2015
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Nov 1979Gp Capt : 01 Jul 1984Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1988
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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

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
05 Jan 1983 - 02 May 1985Gp Capt511 Signal UnitDinjan Station Commander
- Air CmdeWestern Air CommandDelhi Chief Personnel Staff Officer
04 Jan 1988 - 31 Dec 1989Air CmdeAFS New DelhiNew Delhi Air Officer Commanding
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrGhanshyam Singh Thapa6003 F(N)Award Date 04 Dec 1971Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Squadron Leader Ghanshyam Singh Thapa served with a Bomber Squadron. He was the lead Navigator of a formation of four Bomber aircraft that carried out the first bombing attack, on the night of the 3rd/4th December, 1971, deep into the enemy territory, over the vitally located and well defended Pakistan Air Force base of Masroor. He navigated the aircraft to the target despite very heavy ground fire. He dropped all the bombs with precision causing heavy damage. Throughout, Squadron Leader Ghanshyam Singh Thapa displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 35 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972
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