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Wing Commander Shivinder Singh Bains

Service No & Branch 7727 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 28 Oct 1963 Course: 85 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jul 1994 Nick Name :
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Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Mar 1990Wg Cdr : 28 Dec 1984
Badges Qualified
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

28 Oct 1963 - Plt OffrNo.24 Squadron Squadron Pilot
01 Aug 1971 - 01 Mar 1972Flt LtNo.121 (Ad-Hoc) SquadronSrinagar Squadron Pilot
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Flt LtShivinder Singh Bains7727 F(P)Award Date 17 Dec 1971Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Shivinder Singh Bains as a pilot in a Fighter Squadron, flew fourteen operational missions in Poonch, Uri and Kargil Sectors in close support of our ground forces. He led missions deep into the enemy territory in the face of heavy enemy ground opposition. He destroyed two enemy conveys of trucks in the Haji Pir Bulge. In one of these missions in the Poonch Sector, his aircraft was hit by ground fire but he managed to get the aircraft back to base safely.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Shivinder Singh Bains 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
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