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Air Commodore Iqbal Singh Bindra

Service No & Branch 6360 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 19 Dec 1961 Course: 80 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Mar 1994 Superannuated Flying Hours : 3500 Nick Name : Bindi
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 19 Dec 1962Flt Lt : 19 Dec 1966Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1980Acting Gp Capt : 06 Feb 1984
Gp Capt : 30 Nov 1984Air Cmde : 01 Feb 1989
Training and Other Courses Attended
18 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 196029 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 01 Dec 19738 FCL (Sqn Ldr) - 01 Nov 1976
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

01 Jun 1976 - 31 May 1977Sqn LdrNo.10 SquadronJodhpur Flight Commander
13 Jun 1977 - Wg Cdr12 Forward Base Support UnitNaliya Station Commander
30 Apr 1979 - 04 Jan 1981Wg CdrNo.220 SquadronJodhpur Commanding Officer
- 01 Mar 1993Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Flight Safety)
25 Mar 1988 - 03 Jan 1990Air Cmde2 WingLohegaon (Pune) Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrIqbal Singh Bindra6360 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Squadron Leader Iqbal Singh Bindra was commanding a detachment of a Fighter-Bomber Squadron. On the 17th December, 1971, while on a combat Air Patrol for giving cover to a strike mission he spotted one enemy F-104 aircraft approaching the airfield. He engaged it before the enemy aircraft could launch an attack on the airfield. Finding tough opposition, the enemy aircraft abandoned the mission and attempted to escape but Squadron Leader Bindra pursued the aircraft and shot it down. In addition to carrying out operational duties, he also ensured a high rate of aircraft serviceability.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Iqbal Singh Bindra displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

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