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Wing Commander Harjit Singh Sodhi

Service No & Branch 11663 F(P)

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Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 02 Jun 1968 Course: 100 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jul 1992 Voluntary Retirement
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1987
Training and Other Courses Attended
31 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1966
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

23 May 1988 - 07 May 1990Wg CdrNo.128 Helicopter UnitChabua Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg CdrHarjit Singh Sodhi11663 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1989
Details :

Wing Commander Harjeet Singh Sodhi (11663) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the Air Force on 02 Jun 68 and has carried our more than 5000 hrs of incident/accident free flying.

Considering his exceptional flying performance and effective organizing capabilities as a member of the sixth Indian Scientific expedition to Antarctica, he was selected to lead the IAF team for the Seventh Indian Scientific expedition.

During the expedition, in spite of bad weather the team's flying effort made the Air Force proud by air-lifting 322 tons of load in a record flying effort. Out of the total 156 hrs, Wg Cdr Sodhi alone flew 117 hrs. He carried out all the marginal weather flying himself thus establishing a record not only for himself but showed his subordinates to do the job in the best traditions of service. He brought distinction and honour to the Armed Forces.

For consistently exhibiting excellent professionalism, dedication and devotion to duty under challenging and uncertain conditions and carrying out tasks beyond the call of duty, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Wg Cdr Harjeet Singh Sodhi.

Unit : Indian Scientific Expedit
Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd April 1988 - No.39-Pres/89 dated 26th January 1989
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