Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Wing Commander Melvinder Singh Grewal

Service No & Branch 7728 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 28 Oct 1963 Course: 85 Course
Service End: Retired on 07 May 1985 Voluntary Retirement Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks : 32Sqn(71)
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 28 Oct 1964Flt Lt : 28 Oct 1968Wg Cdr : 21 Jun 1982
Training and Other Courses Attended
5 FCL (Sqn Ldr) - 31 Aug 1975
Badges Qualified
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Flt Lt
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

01 Aug 1966 - 30 Sep 1966Fg OffrNo.108 SquadronBagdogra Flight Commander
01 May 1969 - Flt LtNo.31 SquadronPathankot Flight Commander
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 Melvinder Singh Grewal
32 SqnAAA Fire 1400 Hours

Additional Notes

Remarks: NDTV Note added: 2014-01-18
Remarks: NDTV Note added: 2014-01-18
Remarks: NDTV Note added: 2014-01-18

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