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Group Captain Apram Jeet Singh

Service No 7403 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 22 Jun 1963 Course 84 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Dec 1994
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 08 Jul 1981Gp Capt : 21 Apr 1986
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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

03 Dec 1979 - 17 Dec 1980Wg CdrNo.17 SquadronHalwara Commanding Officer
17 Aug 1981 - 01 Dec 1983Wg CdrNo.102 SquadronBareilly Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Flt LtApram Jeet Singh7403 F(P)Award Date 08 Dec 1971Announced 26 Jan 1973
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Apramjeet Singh was commissioned in the Flying Branch of the Indian Air force in June 1963. During the Indo-Pakistan conflict of December, 1971, he flew 21 operational sorties consisting of escort and sweep missions, deep inside enemy territory. On 8th December 1971, while flying as Number two in the Chhamb Sector, his formation encountered heavy enemy ground fire in which his leader was shot down. His aircraft was also hit and sustained heavy damage. Despite the fact that the aircraft had become almost uncontrollable, due to damage to its port wing, and many other systems becoming unserviceable, he displayed exemplary skill and courage in bringing his aircraft back to base safely.

In this action, Flight Lieutenant Apramjeet Singh displayed gallantry and professional skill of a high order.

Unit : 45 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 16th June 1973 - No.37 - Pres/73 dated 26th January 1973