Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Wing Commander Parminder Paul Singh Kwatra

Service No & Branch 11383 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 31 Dec 1967 Course: 98 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Apr 1990 Voluntary Retirement
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Nov 1986
Training and Other Courses Attended
39 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 26 Nov 1983
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Aug 1971 - 01 Mar 1972Fg OffrNo.121 (Ad-Hoc) SquadronSrinagar Squadron Pilot
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Fg OffrParminder Paul Singh Kwatra11383 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Parminder Paul Singh Kawatra (11383) was attached to a fighter squadron. He flew several missions including three as mission leader in Poonch, Uri, Tithwal and Kargil sectors. Despite limited experience on type he successfully completed all his missions. On the 15th and 16th December, 1971, while engaged in attacks at the enemy posts his aircraft engines flamed out but he continued the attack after relighting the engines. On the 15th December, 1971, during an enemy air raid on one of our airfields, the camouflage net covering a blast pen caught fire. He rushed to the spot and put off the fire despite the fact that enemy aircraft were still over head.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Parminder Paul Singh Kawatra displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 121 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972
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