|Service No & Branch||7728 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: -- --- ----||Commissioned: 28 Oct 1963||Course: 85 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 07 May 1985|
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|01 Aug 1966 - 30 Sep 1966||Fg Offr||No.108 Squadron||Bagdogra||Flight Commander|
|01 May 1969 -||Flt Lt||No.31 Squadron||Pathankot||Flight Commander|
|24 Mar 1983 - 11 Jun 1984||Wg Cdr||No.31 Squadron||Halwara||Commanding Officer|
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|Flt Lt||Melvinder Singh Grewal||7728 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 Ã¢â‚¬ËœShorkot RoadÃ¢â‚¬â„¢. 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|
|Date||Aircraft Type||Tail No||Pilot/Crew||Unit||Remarks|
|04 Dec 1971||Sukhoi-7||Flt Lt Melvinder Singh Grewal||32 Sqn||AAA Fire 1400 Hours|