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Air Marshal Prithvi Singh Brar

Service No 6007 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 24 Jul 1940
Date Commissioned 15 Dec 1960 Course 78 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Jul 2000
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1979Acting Gp Capt : 18 Oct 1982Gp Capt : 01 Nov 1983Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1988
Acting AVM : 01 Mar 1993AVM : 01 Mar 1993Air Marshal : 01 May 1995C-in-C : 01 Apr 1996
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Notes: 1) Ranks shown are substantive ranks at retirement. 2)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 3)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 May 1979 - Wg CdrNo.29 SquadronJamnagar CO
26 Jun 1981 - 17 Oct 1982Wg CdrNo.20 SquadronHashimara CO
12 Jan 1987 - 11 Jan 1989Air Cmde33 WingJamnagar AOC
01 Feb 1989 - 31 Mar 1992Air CmdeEmbassy of India, FranceParis Air Attache
01 Apr 1995 - 31 Mar 1996Air MshlSouth Western Air CommandJodhpur SASO
01 Apr 1996 - 03 Jan 1999Air MshlEastern Air CommandShillong AOC-in-C
04 Jan 1999 - 31 Jul 2000Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi VCAS
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 4
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrPrithvi Singh Brar6007 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1981
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Wing Commander Prithvi Singh Brar has been in Command of an operational supersonic fighter squadron since May, 1979. He was commissioned in December, 1960 and has since held a number of important appointments.

During his active squadron service, he acquired a fully operational status on jet fighters which included Vampire, Hunter, Gnat and MiG-21. He has to his credit 2000 accident free flying hours on these aircraft. By dint of hard work, he has completed the Pilot Attack Instructor, the Fighter Combat Leader, and the Defence Services Staff College Courses. His performance during Indo-Pak Conflicts, 1965 and 1971 was commendable. He was appointed founder member of Tactics and Development Establishment and served as flying inspector at the Directorate of Air Staff Inspection. During this period he endeavoured for and achieved high standards of combat training. As inspector at Directorate of Air Staff Inspection, he raised the operational readiness and effectiveness of our fighter squadrons through his personal supervision and guidance.

On his return from a tenure abroad, he was put in Command of an operational MiG21 Squadron where he worked hard to build up the combat potential of his Squadron. As a result, his Squadron achieved the distinction of being as the second­best Squadron for Instrument Rating Trophy.

Wing Commander Prithvi Singh Brar thus displayed professional skill, qualities of able leadership and devotion to duty of a high order.

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Reference : Gazette of India dated 20th March 1982 - No.15- Pres/82 dated 26th January 1981
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptPrithvi Singh Brar6007 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1983Announced 26 Jan 1983
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Bar to Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdePrithvi Singh Brar6007 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1989Announced 26 Jan 1989
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalPrithvi Singh Brar6007 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1998Announced 26 Jan 1998
Details : AOC-in-C EAC
Unit : EAC
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