|Date of Birth:||12 May 1943|
|Date Commissioned||10 Nov 1962||Course||82 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 21 Jun 2002|
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|01 Aug 1972 - 02 May 1977||Sqn Ldr||No.131 FAC Flight||Halwara||CO|
|01 Jan 1978 -||Wg Cdr||No.8 Squadron||CO|
|-||Gp Capt||8 Forward Base Support Unit||Awantipur||Stn Cdr|
|15 Dec 1984 - 17 Nov 1985||Gp Capt||Air Force Academy||Dundigal||CI (Flying)|
|- 01 Jun 1998||AVM||Jammu and Kashmir||Udhampur||AOC|
|01 Mar 1998 - 30 Sep 1999||Air Mshl||Eastern Air Command||Shillong||SASO|
|01 Oct 1999 - 31 Aug 2000||Air Mshl||Western Air Command||Delhi||SASO|
|01 Sep 2000 - 13 Mar 2002||Air Mshl||Southern Air Command||Trivandrum||AOC-in-C|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)|
|Flt Lt||Manjit Singh Sekhon||6756 GD(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1969|
|Details :|| |
Flight Lieutenant Manjit Singh Sekhon has been serving in one of the Helicopter Units in the Eastern Sector. On a number of occasions, he has successfully carried out supply dropping and casualty evacuation from extremely difficult places at grave personal risk. He has completed 1,100 hours of operational flying in Helicopters in NEFA, Nagaland and Mizo Hills. In addition, he has been carrying out instructional duties and has always been setting an example to others.
Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Manjit Singh Sekhon displayed courage and devotion to duty in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force.
|Unit : 105 HU|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th April 1969 : No.18 - Pres/69 dated 26th January 1969|
|Flt Lt||Manjit Singh Sekhon||6756 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1972|
|Details :|| |
During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Manjit Singh Sekhon was commanding a detachment of a front line Fighter Squadron. He flew 14 missions at low heights in very difficult terrain of Jammu and Kashmir and caused extensive damage to several enemy bunkers, vehicles, guns, mortar positions, POL and ammunition dumps. He carried out these missions in their face of heavy ground fire. He substantially contributed to the success of our ground forces in Kargil Tithwal, Poonch and Uri Sectors. He also ensured a high rate of serviceability of aircraft.
Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Manjit Singh Sekhon displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.
|Unit : 121 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972|
|Sqn Ldr||Manjit Singh Sekhon||6756 F(P)||Award Date 25 Feb 1975||Announced 26 Jan 1976|
|Details :|| |
On the 25th February, 1975, Squadron Leader Manjit Singh Sekhon was doing night flying training in a helicopter. He was asked to carry out reconnaissance of the area West of an Airfield in Western Sector for a crashed aircraft. In spite of limited experience of night flying, he undertook this mission, carried out a search and confirmed an aircraft crash and reported its location. After refuelling, he got airborne again and located the pilot. With intelligent use of his landing light and Radio Telephony, he skillfully landed in a paddy field and rescued the first pilot and flew him back to base. He repeated the same performance and rescued the second pilot also.
In this action, Squadron Leader Manjit Singh Sekhon displayed exemplary courage, devotion to duty and professional skill of a high order.
|Unit : 131 FAC Flt|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 29th May 1976 - No.?? - Pres/76 dated 26th January 1976|
|Param Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Marshal||Manjit Singh Sekhon||6756 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 2002||Announced 26 Jan 2002|
|Details :||AOC-in-C SAC|
|Unit : SAC|