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Air Marshal Darshan Singh Basra

Service No 6519 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 20 Aug 1940
Date Commissioned 26 May 1962 Course 81 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Aug 2000 / Died on 03 Mar 2017
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Jul 1980Acting Gp Capt : 06 Jan 1986Gp Capt : 28 Mar 1985Air Cmde : 08 Feb 1989
Acting AVM : 21 Mar 1994AVM : 21 Mar 1994Air Marshal : 01 Feb 1996C-in-C : 15 Jan 1999
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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

- Wg CdrNo. 45 Squadron CO
18 Nov 1977 - 28 Feb 1978Wg CdrNo. 22 SquadronHashimara CO
01 Oct 1989 - 05 Apr 1992Air Cmde15 WingBareilly AOC
01 Jan 1994 - AVMAdvance HQ, Western Air CommandChandimandir AOC
- 28 Feb 1998Air MshlEastern Air CommandShillong SASO
01 Mar 1998 - 31 Dec 1998Air MshlWestern Air CommandDelhi SASO
15 Jan 1999 - 31 Aug 2000Air MshlSouthern Air CommandTrivandrum AOC-in-C
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrDarshan Singh Basra6519 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1983
Details :

Wing Commander Darshan Singh Basra was commissioned in the Air Force in May 1962. The officer has all along maintained and displayed highest order of flying professionalism.

Wg Cdr Basra was selected to undergo flying training abroad on two types of aircraft in 1963. Subsequently he gave a good account of his flying proficiency and instructional ability while on posted strength of various instructional establishments. Later, he also held prestigious Command of two fighter Squadrons. During his period of command both the Squadrons maintained a totally nil accident rate. One of his Squadrons won the Flight Safety Trophy in 1979 and was placed second for the Instrument Rating Trophy in 1980. Wg Cdr Basra was the leader of his Command Bombing team in the Inter Command gunnery Meet in 1979 and won the championship.

Wg Cdr Basra has flown over eleven types of aircraft and has logged over 3400 hrs of flying. Wg Cdr Basra commended by the Chief of the Air Staff in 1978 for executing a successful restricted RPM landing on a fighter aircraft.

For his utmost dedication to duty and professional ability the President is pleased to award VAYU SENA MEDAL to Wing Commander Darshan Singh Basra.

Unit : 45 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 2nd February 1985 - No.5-Pres/85 dated 26th January 1983
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeDarshan Singh Basra6519 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1992Announced 26 Jan 1992
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalDarshan Singh Basra6519 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1999Announced 26 Jan 1999
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