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Wing Commander Melvinder Singh Grewal

Service No 7728 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth:
Date Commissioned 28 Oct 1963 Course 85 Course
Service End Retired on 07 May 1985
Remarks : 32Sqn(71)
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 21 Jun 1982
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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

24 Mar 1983 - 11 Jun 1984Wg CdrNo.31 SquadronHalwara Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Flt LtMelvinder Singh Grewal7728 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1973
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Melvinder Singh Grewal served with a Fighter-Bomber Squadron in the Western Sector. On 4th December, 1971, he was detailed as a member of a four aircraft strike mission over the enemy airfield ‘Shorkot Road’. He successfully carried out the mission destroying one aircraft on ground and damaging a building. The same day, in the evening, he carried out another strike mission. As a member of a formation over the same airfield, he pressed the attack despite heavy Anti-Aircraft fire. However, in this attack his aircraft was hit by ground fire and crashed.

Flight Lieutenant Melvinder Singh Grewal displayed gallantry and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 32 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 16th June 1973 - No.37 - Pres/73 dated 26th January 1973

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
04 Dec 1971Sukhoi-7Flt Lt M S Grewal
32AAA Fire 1400 Hours at Shorkot