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Squadron Leader Harmandar Singh Brar

Service No 9832 Branch F(P)

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Date of Birth:
Date Commissioned 16 Oct 1965 Course 94 Course
Service End Retired on 24 Apr 1978
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Flt LtHarmandar Singh Brar9832 F(P)Award Date 11 Sep 1972Announced 26 Jan 1976
Details : Flight Lieutenant Harmandar Singh has flown a total of 1000 hours in forward areas in less than three years. He has flown 2743 hours on helicopter aircraft without a single accident, mostly in difficult hilly terrain. On 11th September 1972. information was received that a Bell helicopter belonging to Indian Oil Corporation had crashed. Flight Lieutenant Harmandar Singh took off, in marginal weather conditions to locate and rescue the survivors. He located the crashed aircraft and rescued the lone survivor. Again on 20th August, ,1973 a helicopter of the unit had force landed near Bharatpur while on a casualty evacuation mission, On receipt of information he took off in adverse weather conditions and at great personal risk evacuated the casualty and saved his life. Flight Lieutenant Harmander Singh thus displayed great courage, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.
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Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd January 1977 - No.5- Pres/77 dated 26th January 1976