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Wing Commander Jai Singh Gahlawat

Service No & Branch 11280 F(P)
Date of Birth: Commissioned: 31 Dec 1967 Course: 98 Course
Service End: Retired on 15 Dec 1989
Qualifications Held : Instructor Rating: A1
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 20 Jul 1986
Training and Other Courses Attended
56 APFIC (Fg Offr) - 10 Jun 1973
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jan 1968 - 30 Jun 1968Plt OffrNo.221 SquadronPune Squadron Pilot
01 Jul 1968 - 31 Dec 1972Fg OffrNo.27 SquadronHalwara/ Pathankot Squadron Pilot
01 Jun 1973 - 01 Jun 1974Flt LtElementary Flying SchoolBidar Flying Instructor
01 Jun 1974 - 01 May 1975Flt LtFighter Training WingHakimpet Flying Instructor
01 May 1975 - 01 Aug 1977Flt LtFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
01 Sep 1977 - 01 Sep 1979Sqn LdrIraq AFIraq Flying Instructor
01 Oct 1979 - 01 Dec 1980Sqn LdrOperational Conversion UnitKalaikunda Flying Instructor
01 Dec 1980 - 01 May 1982Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
01 May 1982 - 31 Dec 1985Sqn LdrAircrew Examination BoardHindan Flying Examiner
01 Jan 1985 - 31 Oct 1986Wg CdrTarget Towing FlightKalaikunda Commanding Officer
01 Oct 1986 - 01 Oct 1988Wg CdrGovt of HaryanaChandiagrh Senior Executive Pilot
01 Oct 1988 - 15 Dec 1989Wg CdrFighter Training WingHakimpet Chief Flying Instructor
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Fg OffrJai Singh Gahlawat11280 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operation against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flying Officer Jai Singh Gahalawat as a pilot in a Fighter-Bomber Squadron, flew several operational missions against the enemy. On the 5th December he carried out a strike in Kathua sector and destroyed a bridge. On the 7th December, while on a close support mission, he des troyed a number of enemy tanks. During one of his missions his aircraft was badly hit by enemy ground fire but he remained calm and cool and brought the aircraft back safely. On the 9th December 1971, he was number two in a two aircraft formation when the formation was attacked by six enemy Mirages. He kept a good look around and gave full cover to and support to his leader. Even though 12 Air to Air missiles were fired at them by the enemy aircraft. The formation safely returned to base. On the 10th December while on a close air support mission in Chhamb sector he saw his leader being hit by ground fire and crashing but he remained unperturbed and pressed home his attack on the enemy concentration causing heavy damage.

Throughout, Flying Officer Jai Singh Gahalawat displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 27 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972
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