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Group Captain Harjinder Kumar Bajaj

Service No & Branch 12762 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 12 Jun 1971 Course: 106 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Jun 2003 Superannuated Nick Name : Baj
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 11 Mar 1991Acting Gp Capt : 01 Sep 1995Gp Capt : 03 Apr 1995
Training and Other Courses Attended
37 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 196943 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 07 May 1988
Badges Qualified
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Sqn Ldr
Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

12 Jun 1971 - 01 Sep 1971Plt OffrOperational Conversion UnitJamnagar Pilot
01 Oct 1971 - 01 Jan 1972Plt Offr4 Tactical Air CenterUdhampur FAC
01 Jan 1972 - 01 Jun 1972Plt OffrOperational Conversion UnitJamnagar Pilot
01 Jun 1972 - 01 Jan 1973Fg OffrNo.221 SquadronBareilly Squadron Pilot
01 Jan 1973 - 01 Jan 1974Fg OffrNo.32 SquadronAmbala Squadron Pilot
01 Jan 1974 - 01 Jan 1976Fg Offr15 WingBareilly SIO
01 Jan 1976 - 01 Jul 1979Flt LtNo.32 SquadronAmbala/ Hindon Squadron Pilot
01 Jul 1979 - 01 Dec 1979Flt LtFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Instructor Trainee
01 Dec 1979 - 01 Jun 1981Flt LtAir Force AcademyDundigal Flying Instructor
01 Jun 1981 - 01 Jun 1983Sqn LdrNo.32 SquadronHindon Squadron Pilot
01 Jun 1983 - 01 May 1985Sqn LdrNo.222 SquadronHindon Squadron Pilot
01 May 1985 - 01 Jun 1987Sqn LdrAir Force AcademyDundigal Flight Commander
01 Apr 1988 - 01 Apr 1989Sqn LdrNo.10 SquadronJodhpur Flight Commander
01 Apr 1989 - 01 Jan 1990Wg Cdr32 WingJodhpur Adj to COO
01 Jan 1990 - 01 Feb 1991Wg Cdr32 WingJodhpur SFIO
01 Feb 1991 - 15 Aug 1994Wg CdrNo.2254 SquadronBhuj Commanding Officer
16 Aug 1994 - 01 Jun 1995Gp Capt9 WingHalwara Chief Operations Officer
01 Jun 1995 - 01 May 1996Gp CaptCollege of CombatMhow HCC
14 Jun 1996 - 13 Jun 1999Gp Capt25 WingRajokri (Delhi) Station Commander
15 Jun 1999 - 18 Jun 2000Gp CaptDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Directing Staff
19 Jun 2000 - 30 Jun 2003Gp CaptDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Senior Instructor
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrHarjinder Kumar Bajaj12762 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1994Announced 26 Jan 1994
Details :

He was specially selected to command one of the most recent and potent acquisition OSAAKM Surface to Air Guided Weapon (SAGW) squadron. The Unit had only 80 ab-initio technicians, seven vehicles and no admin staff to undertake operational tasks at Jaisalmer, Uttarlai, Kandla and two other locations on the Kutch Border. Against these odds, Wg Cdr Bajaj took upon the self-defined challenge of setting up a competent, cohesive and disciplined unit. Under his dynamic leadership, the squadron participated in four major exercises and operated from different locations successfully. It also took part in six Electronic Warfare (EW) workshops and live firings.

Wg Cdr Bajaj raised the unit on the lines of the already proven system of a fighter squadron and formulated orders and instructions, conducted briefings, debriefings and lectures for combat teams. He introduced an Authorisation Book System for the various activities of his men and monitored progress on flow charts.

For distinguished service of high order, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Wg Cdr HK Bajaj.

Unit : 2254 Sqn
Reference : GoI19940126

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