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Air Commodore Satyabir Singh Bist

Service No & Branch 12865 AE(L)
Date of Birth: 15 Oct 1946 Commissioned: 05 Jul 1971 Course: 51 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Oct 2003 Died on 17 Oct 2014 (68 Years age)
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Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 11 Mar 1991Gp Capt : 02 Jan 1995Air Cmde : 15 Jul 2002
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrSatyabir Singh Bist12865 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 1991Announced 26 Jan 1991
Details :

Sqn Ldr Satyabir Singh Bist was on the posted strength of one of the Squadrons in Air Force since 30 Sep 87. Sqn Ldr Bist was posted to the Squadron as the Senior Technical Officer and the Sqn was in the process of converting to a new type without any other technical officer or trained technical manpower on its strength.

Within 10 days of his arrival in the Sqn, the officer put all his energies and attention to the complex process of receiving the aircraft and allied equipment without ignoring the minutest detail. Such attention to detail was absolutely essential for the smooth induction of a new type so that flying training and operational build-up of the Squadron could commence without the slightest delay and in an organised and orderly fashion to avoid any mishaps. Due to his best efforts, within one week the seven allotted aircraft were collected and within three days of collection, the Squadron could commence operations. Due to the untiring efforts and drive of Sqn Ldr Bist, the Squadron maintained high average effort of sorties per month till date despite the constraints of resources.

For his exemplary devotion to duty, organising and planning abilities and leadership qualities, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Sqn Ldr SS Bist.

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Reference : GoI19910126
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