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Group Captain Tejwant Singh

Service No 7228 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 06 Jun 1943
Date Commissioned 09 Mar 1963 Course 83 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Jul 1994
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 13 May 1983Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1987
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Shaurya Chakra
Sqn LdrTejwant Singh7228 F(P)Award Date 22 Apr 1972Announced 26 Jan 1974
Details :

On 27th April, 1972, Squadron Leader Tejwant Singh was detailed as a leader of a 2-aircraft low level escort formation to attack an airfield during an Exercise. At approximately 1800 hours, while flying at a speed of 840 kmph, a large bird struck aircraft. The right side of the canopy was shattered leaving a big gaping hole and Squadron Leader Tejwant Singh sustained injuries on his face, chest and shoulders. He was rendered temporarily blind in the right eye and was bleeding profusely. The canopy was forced partially open and the pilot's microphone was damaged. As a result he was unable to transmit the information about the damage to his aircraft and injuries. However by his determination and a high degree of flying skill, despite his injuries and partial blindness, he bravely tackled the situation and brought the aircraft back to base safely.

In this action, Squadron Leader Tejwant Singh displayed courage and professional skill of a high order.

Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India , 11th May 1974 - No.71 - Pres/74 dated 26th January 1974

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
17 Dec 1971MiG-21FLC-716Flt Lt Tejwant Singh
29SD by F-86 over Pasrur