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Air Vice Marshal Jagdarshan Singh Sandhu

Service No & Branch 10139 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 13 Mar 1966 Course: 95 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Aug 2002
Qualifications Held : Instructor Rating: A2
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985Gp Capt : 01 Aug 1989Air Cmde : 01 Feb 1996AVM : 01 Sep 2000
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

24 Jan 1983 - 11 Aug 1985Wg CdrNo.142 SSS FlightBagdogra Commanding Officer
01 Jun 1993 - Gp Capt19 Forward Base Support UnitThoise Station Commander
01 Feb 1995 - 18 Apr 1999Air CmdeAFS New DelhiRace Course Air Officer Commanding
17 Jul 2000 - 31 Aug 2002AVMEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeJagdarshan Singh Sandhu10139 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1999Announced 26 Jan 1999
Details :

Air Cmde JS Sandhu (10139) F (P) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in March 1966. During his distinguished service career, he has excelled himself in helicopter operations, having logged 5880 hours of flying. Apart from being a Qualified Flying Instructor, he has been a Cat A helicopter pilot and an Air Force Examiner on Chetak/ Cheetah helicopter. He had commanded 142 SSS Flight and Mauritius Police Helicopter Unit. During his command of an FBSU located at high altitude, his unit was awarded the best FBSU trophy in 1994 - 95.

Air Cmde JS Sandhu took over as Air Officer Commanding of Air Force Station, New Delhi on 01 January 96. Entrusted with the onerous responsibility of providing admin services to Air Headquarters units, he has shouldered the task with high degree of professionalism and dedication. He was instrumental in bringing about radical changes in living conditions at Air Force Race Course Camp by speedy repairs of a large number of old and dilapidated buildings. Through rationalisation of office and living-in accommodation at Race course, additional billet accommodation was created for a large number of airmen coming on temporary duty to Delhi in connection with various functions like Republic Day and Independence Day Parades who were otherwise being provided with tented accommodation.

His foresight and meticulous planning saw the activation of Air Force Officers' Mess at Naraina on the demolition of Officers' Mess at Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg. An Officers' Mess Dett has also been established at Race Course Camp to provide mess facilities to large number of retired officers.

Due to his painstaking efforts, the welfare activities of the Station got a definite thrust. The shopping complex was renovated which has all the facilities under one roof and CSD complex was refurbished with a self service cou nter. The general administration of Air Force Station, New Delhi was given a total facelift.

In recognition of his professional excellence, devotion to duty and a distinguished service of a high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Air Cmde JS Sandhu.

Unit : AFS New Delhi
Reference : GoI19990126
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