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Squadron Leader Bhanwar Singh Rathore

Service No 8687 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 05 Jul 1942
Date Commissioned 01 Aug 1964 Course 89/90 Course
Service End Retired on 15 Oct 1979
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrBhanwar Singh Rathore8687 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1977
Details :

Squadron Leader Bhanwar Singh Rathore was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in August, 1964. He has an Impressive total of 5600 flying hours, flying as many as 650 hours in one year alone. During his present tenure with the Air Headquarters Communication Squadron, he has flown 2000 hours, mostly on VIP tasks. He holds the highest category and Instrument Rating on HS-748 aircraft. He has had three engine failures on Devon aircraft. In all the three cases, squadron Lender Rathore executed a safe landing with admirable courage and flying skill. During the 1971 operations Squadron Leader Rathore flew day and night to supply troops in the Eastern Sector. He put in 200 flying hours, making a significant contribution to the war effort

Squadron Leader Bhanwar Singh Rathore displayed courage, high professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : AHQ Comm Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 27th May 1978 - No.29- Pres/78 dated 26th January 1977