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Air Commodore Manbir Singh

Service No 6771 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 20 Jan 1942
Date Commissioned 10 Nov 1962 Course 82 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Jan 1994
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Gp Capt : 19 Jul 1985Air Cmde : 01 Jun 1989
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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

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
04 Dec 1978 - 23 Mar 1981Wg CdrNo.27 Squadron CO
17 Aug 1984 - 13 Oct 1985Gp Capt2 Tactical Air CenterJodhpur CO
14 Oct 1985 - 30 Sep 1987Gp Capt5 Forward Base Support UnitUttarlai Stn Cdr
01 Jan 1993 - 01 Jan 1995Gp Capt2 Tactical Air CenterJodhpur CO
16 Jun 1990 - 31 Aug 1990Air Cmde4 Air Force Selection BoardVaranasi President
01 Sep 1990 - 31 May 1991Air CmdeAdvance HQ, CAC, LucknowLucknow AOC
01 Jun 1991 - 30 Nov 1992Air CmdeAdvance HQ, SWAC, PunePune AOC
01 Dec 1992 - 31 Jan 1994Air CmdeNCC Karnataka & GoaBangalore DDG
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 2
  
Vir Chakra
Flt LtManbir Singh6771 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Manbir Singh served with an Operational Squadron in the Eastern Sector. He flew 20 sorties in counter air and offensive support missions over Bangla Desh. During an escort mission he engaged enemy aircraft successfully, forcing them to break off their attacks on the main formation, which was occupied in striking the enemy’s airfield. He executed bombing missions against heavily gun-defended airfields by day and night. He also took part in rocket and bomb strikes against variety of targets, like troops, bunkers, gun positions, tanks dumps and Radio transmitters. These targets were protected by guns of varying calibre, and on more than one occasion his aircraft was hit by ground fire.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Manbir Singh displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 28 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrManbir Singh6771 F(P)Award Date 06 Mar 1974Announced 26 Jan 1976
Details : Squadron Leader Manbir Singh [VrC], who was posted to a Base Repair Depot on 25th March, 1974, for Test flying duties has completed over one thousand hours of accident free flying on supersonic aircraft. On 6th March, 1975, while on final approach for landing in a supersonic aircraft after flight test sortie, his aircraft was struck by a bird on the front wind shield. He was momentarily blinded by the flying splinters hitting his face and visor. He quickly brought the aircraft under control and made a safe landing under very hazardous and difficult visibility conditions and saved the aircraft from further damage. In this action. Squadron Leader Manbir Singh display courage, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.
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Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd January 1977 - No.5- Pres/77 dated 26th January 1976