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Air Vice Marshal Surjit Singh Malhotra

Service No 4831 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 15 Jul 1934
Date Commissioned 06 Nov 1954 Course 64 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Jul 1990
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
16 Feb 1976 - 19 Jun 1977Wg CdrAirHQ Communications SquadronPalam CO
20 Jun 1977 - 10 Jan 1981Gp CaptAirHQ Communications SquadronPalam CO
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 2
  
Vayu Sena Medal
Gp CaptSurjit Singh Malhotra4831 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1978
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Group Captain Surjit Singh Malhotra was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in November, 1954. He has been serving as the Commanding Officer of Air Headquarters Communication Squadron since March, 1976. During the very first year of his command, he brought about appreciable improvements in all round performance and efficiency of the Squadron. The Squadron flew a total of 5,292 accident­free hours maintaining a high state of serviceability. He also ensured that the aircrew training was vigorously progressed. This enabled the Squadron to achieve hundredpercent aircrew categorisation and remain fully operational. Under his able guidance, the Squadron also completed its tasks connected with the transportation of dignitaries and undertook all the transport support missions assigned to it. Group Captain Malhotra has over 7,300 hours of unblemished accidentfree service flying to his credit. He has flown six types of operational aircraft and has held highest transport category 'A' on no less than four types. At present, he holds 'A' category on two types of aircraft in current use. This is commendable achievement particularly when he has been on ground tenure for nearly seven years during his service.

Group Captain Surjit Singh Malhotra has thus displayed high professional skill, determination and devotion to duty of an exceptional order.

Unit : Air HQ and Comm
Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd December 1979 - No.67- Pres/79 dated 26th January 1978
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeSurjit Singh Malhotra4831 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1986Announced 26 Jan 1986
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