|Service No & Branch||6360 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: -- --- --||Commissioned: 19 Dec 1961||Course: 80 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 31 Mar 1994|
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|30 Apr 1979 - 04 Jan 1981||Wg Cdr||No.220 Squadron||Jodhpur||Commanding Officer|
|- 01 Mar 1993||Air Cmde||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Director (Flight Safety)|
|-||No.10 Squadron||Commodore Commandant|
|25 Mar 1988 - 03 Jan 1990||Air Cmde||2 Wing||Lohegaon (Pune)||Air Officer Commanding|
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|Sqn Ldr||Iqbal Singh Bindra||6360 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|