Flight Lieutenant Prem Singh was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in October, 1965. He has been serving as a Flying Instructor at Elementary Flying School since July, 1973. During the latter part of 1971 when the majority of flying instructors were away on operational missions, he took it up himself to ensure timely completion of the flying task, carrying out several instructional sorties in a day. He successfully forced landed the aircraft seven time following engine failures. Each time he displayed remarkable airmanship and precise judgment culminating in flawless landings on the airfield, thereby saving the aircraft and. his own life and the lives of his pupils.
Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Prem Singh displayed courage, professional skill and exceptional devotion to duty.