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Air Marshal Paramjit Singh Bhangu

Service No & Branch 12932 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 22 Jan 1972 Course: 107 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Dec 2010 Superannuated Flying Hours : 4500 Nick Name : Paj
Qualifications Held : Instructor Rating: A2
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 11 Mar 1991Gp Capt : 01 Jan 1995Air Cmde : 01 Mar 2001Acting AVM : 29 Mar 2005
AVM : 01 Nov 2004Air Marshal : 01 Jan 2008C-in-C : 01 Oct 2009
Training and Other Courses Attended
38 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 197037 DSSC (Flt Lt) - 21 Nov 1981
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

27 Jun 1989 - 16 Jun 1991Wg CdrNo.220 SquadronJodhpur Commanding Officer
18 Apr 1993 - 16 Jun 1996Gp CaptTactics and Combat Development EstablishmentJamnagar Commandant
23 Oct 1998 - 31 Dec 2000Gp Capt12 Forward Base Support UnitNaliya Station Commander
- 30 Sep 2001Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Flight Safety)
01 Oct 2001 - 23 Mar 2005Air CmdeEmbassy of India, RussiaMoscow Air Attache
29 Mar 2005 - 30 Nov 2005AVMAir Force Naval Housing BoardDelhi Director General
01 Dec 2005 - 28 Feb 2006AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Education
01 Mar 2006 - 03 Jun 2007AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Personnel Officers
05 Jun 2007 - AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Personnel Airmen & Civ
01 Jan 2008 - 30 Sep 2009Air MarshalWestern Air CommandDelhi Senior Air Staff Officer
12 Jan 2008 - No.221 Squadron Commodore Commandant
01 Oct 2009 - 31 Dec 2010Air MarshalSouth Western Air CommandGandhinagar Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrParamjit Singh Bhangu12932 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1992
Details :

Wing Commander Paramjit Singh Bhangu has been commanding one of Air force Squadrons since 26 Jun 89.

Wg Cdr PS Bhangu took over the command of the Sqn at a stage when its overall performance with special reference to air-to-ground armament was at a low ebb. He identified the Key Result Areas and reviewed planning of the Squadron training. His immediate priority was to motivate and train his subordinates to perform as wellknit professional team. He achieved this by his dedicated approach and putting in long hours of hard work in personally training his subordinates.

Positive signs of improvement were indicated when the Squadron was tasked to plan and launch 12 to 15 aircraft missions during 'Ex Gumrah'. His personal involvement and eye for the smallest detail ensured safe execution of the task. The Squadron performed exceedingly well during 'Eklavya 89'. The Squadron won the night bombing team event and Wg Cdr Bhangu personally won the individual day bombing event. There has been as sea change in the quality of flying carried out the unit. He was co-opted staff member for Supervisors Combat Orientation Course (SCOC) from 08 to 18 Aug 89.

Wg Cdr Bhangu has been very closely associated with the modification and trial of SPO-10 on MiG-23 BN aircraft. He is also involved in the modification of radio altimeter. He has followed up his suggested modification of cine camera fitment on MiG-23 aircraft which he initiated as Flt Cdr in Nov 87.

Under his custodianship, the squadron during the last DASI inspection of 08-12 Apr 91, managed an all time of high of 74.25% in operational capability. Backed by sound a soundly administered unit, a well disciplined body of Squadron personnel, Wg Cdr Bhangu has led his unit from strength to strength in the best traditions of the IAF.

For his inspiring leadership, professional competence and dedication to improve and maintain his Squadron's op efficiency, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Wg Cdr PS Bhangu.

Unit : 220 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 11th April 1992 - No.29-Pres/92 dated 26th January 1992
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptParamjit Singh Bhangu12932 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1996Announced 26 Jan 1996
Details :

Group Captain Paramjit Singh Bhangu was commissioned as a fighter pilot on 22 Jan 72. An A-2 qualified flying instructor, he is also a Fighter Combat Leader. An alumnus of Defence Services Staff College, he commanded a Fighter Squadron with distinction and was awarded VM in 1992. He was appointed Commandant of Tactics and Air Combat Development Establishment (TACDE) on 02 Aug 93.

Since taking over command Gp Capt PS Bhangu made it a point to lead from front. His command came at a crucial stage when TACDE was in the process of changing its development and training patterns. This he did far beyond normal expectations. The result is that TACDE today runs a finely honed integrated schedule for meeting all the operational needs of the IAF. The MiG27 aircraft were inducted into the Unit in a record time without interrupting the training schedule of the ongoing courses.

The MiG-27 induction also demanded the drawing up of a fairly comprehensive war plan for TACDE. Gp Capt PS Bhangu with scant regard to personal comfort worked laboriously with appropriate sense of urgency to turn out the plan in 10 days. The plan was vindicated during the simulated Command exercise and worked magnificently.

Gp Capt PS Bhangu has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19960126
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalParamjit Singh Bhangu12932 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2011Announced 26 Jan 2011
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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