Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?


Wing Commander Narinder Singh Sawhney

Service No & Branch 6492 ADM (Orig : F(N) until 14 Mar 81)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 26 May 1962 Course: 21 NAV Course
Service End: Retired on 17 Dec 1984
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 26 May 1967Wg Cdr : 31 Jul 1984
Training and Other Courses Attended
29 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 01 Dec 1973
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
- Wg CdrCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Staff
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal
Fg OffrNarinder Singh Sawhney6492 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1966
Details :

Flying Officer Narinder Singh Sawhney has been operating as a Navigator with a Transport Squadron in Jammu and Kashmir since October 1962. At such an early stage of his career, through sheer zeal and enthusiasm, this officer has done 1100 hours operational flying in carrying out vital missions over some of the most isolated posts in forward areas in Ladakh. He always rose to the occasion and cheerfully volunteered to participate in difficult missions, the success of which was largely due to his intimate knowledge of the area. Despite unpredictable weather and difficult flying conditions, he regularly undertook operational sorties in utter disregard of his personal safety, which has been a source of inspiration to his colleagues.

Flying Officer Narinder Singh Sawhney has displayed professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force.

Unit : 43 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th February 1966 - No.14-Pres/66 dated 1st January 1966
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