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Group Captain Ravindra Vikram Singh

Service No & Branch 9524 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 16 May 1965 Course: 93 Course Entry Mode : Direct
Service End: Retired on 31 Aug 1995
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985Gp Capt : 12 Oct 1988
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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

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
- 01 Dec 1975Flt LtNo.107 Helicopter UnitJodhpur Flight Commander
01 Aug 1977 - 27 Sep 1981Sqn LdrNo.141 SSS FlightJamnagar Commanding Officer
31 Dec 1983 - 13 Apr 1986Wg CdrNo.125 Helicopter SquadronPathankot Commanding Officer
- 30 Sep 1988Gp CaptEastern Air CommandShillong Ops IIB
03 Jan 1988 - 02 May 1991Gp Capt42 WingMohanbari Station Commander
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtRavindra Vikram Singh9524 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Ravindra Vikram Singh was Flight Commander of a Helicopter Unit. He undertook hazardous tasks over difficult terrain. He moulded his team into a highly organized and effective force, capable of giving their best at all times. On the 16th December, 1971, while on a mission to Sylhet, his aircraft which was flying at a height of one kilometre was hit by enemy ground fire and one of the bullets after penetrating the cabin, hit an oil pipe thus resulting in leakage of hot oil into the cabin. He pulled up the aircraft immediately to 1.5 km of height and by this time the reductor oil pressure had started dropping rapidly. It was by then dark and returning to base or to any other airfield was impossible. He, however, brought the aircraft out of enemy area, selected a suitable field at Fenchugari after approximately 15 minutes flying under trying circumstances in complete darkness and made a successful landing and thus saved the aircraft and the lives of the passengers and crew. Earlier on the 8th December, 1971, he brought the aircraft back safely when it was hit just six inches behind the coƂĀ­pilot seat, twice on main rotor blades and once on main gear box cowling by enemy ground fire.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Ravindra Vikram Singh displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty.

Unit : 105 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972
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