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Wing Commander Surendra Nath Sehgal

Service No & Branch 6004 F(P)
Date of Birth: Commissioned: 15 Dec 1960 Course: 78 Course
Service End: Retired on 16 Aug 1980
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 15 Dec 1961Wg Cdr : 18 Sep 1979
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Jan 1973 - 01 Jan 1974Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrSurendra Nath Sehgal6004 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1975
Details :

Squadron Leader Surendra Nath Sehgal was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in December, 1960. He has been serving as Flight Commander of a Fighter Squadron since December, 1973. Earlier he served as Flight Commander of another Fighter Squadron. He has flown 1,938 accident-free hours. He holds Master Green instrument rating and has excelled in professional courses. He won the Noronha Trophy in the Pilot Attack Instructors Course and Alpha grading with Directing Staff rating on the Defence Services Staff College Course. When faced with two serious emergencies while flying Squadron Leader Sehgal reacted with fortitude and great presence of mind. During the IndoPak conflicts, 1965 and 1971, he flew a large number of missions and proved himself as an extremely reliable Fighter Pilot in times of crisis. In 1973, he was responsible for imparting a very high standard of conversion training to fresh Pilots. Throughout, Squadron Leader Surendra Nath Sehgal displayed courage, professional skill and exceptional devotion to duty.

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Reference : Gazette of India dated 21st February 1975 - No.16 - Pres/75 dated 26th January 1975
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