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Wing Commander Gurmohinder Singh Bajwa

Service No & Branch 10514 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: 05 Mar 1946 Commissioned: 29 Oct 1966 Course: 96 Course
Service End: Retired on 15 Dec 1989 Died on 26 Jan 2015 (69 Years age) Nick Name :
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Fg Offr : 29 Oct 1967Wg Cdr : 19 Jul 1986
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

13 Oct 1980 - 01 Dec 1984Sqn LdrNo.114 Helicopter Unit Squadron Pilot
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrGurmohinder Singh Bajwa10514 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1985
Details :

Squadron Leader Gurmohinder Singh Bajwa was one of the pilots of the task force of Cheetah Helicopters. He was assigned the task of induction of troops during the Operational Exercise "Meghdoot".

During the exercise, he carried out a number of sorties in the Saichen glacier, under one of the most hostile environments for flying, with no references for navigation and landing. With snow getting churned up due to rotor wash at the time of landing, during every sortie, Sqn Ldr Bajwa flew his helicopter with great skill and grit to achieve all the missions assigned to him.

He displayed commendable endurance, outstanding capacity for hard work and was always ready volunteer to undertake additional flying commitments, notwithstanding his awareness of the hazardous flying conditions prevalent over the glacier. He carried out more than ninety missions, lifting armament and troops to various locations on the glacier and continued to operate in the area over extended period at a stretch with a very high sense of duty.

For his dedicated hard work and great professional skill in flying under difficult and hazardous conditions with utter disregard to personal comforts to achieve the allotted task, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Squadron Leader Gurmohinder Singh Bajwa.

Unit : 114 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 6th April 1985 - No.29-Pres/85 dated 26th January 1985
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