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Air Commodore Mohinder Pal Singh Gill

Service No & Branch 13604 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 09 Feb 1974 Course: 111 Course
Service End: Retired on 11 Oct 2008
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Jul 1991Acting Gp Capt : 01 Mar 1996Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1996Air Cmde : 15 Feb 2003
Training and Other Courses Attended
42 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 197242 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 09 May 198744 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2004
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Oct 1991 - 01 Sep 1993Wg CdrNo.31 SquadronHalwara Commanding Officer
- Gp Capt32 WingJodhpur Chief Operations Officer
01 Aug 1995 - 11 Aug 1997Gp Capt6 Tactical Air CenterSrinagar Commanding Officer
25 Aug 1997 - 29 Dec 1997Gp Capt27 WingBhuj Station Commander
17 Oct 2002 - 02 Jan 2004Air CmdeAFS TambaramChennai Air Officer Commanding
03 Jan 2005 - 04 Jan 2007Air Cmde28 WingHindan (Ghaziabad) Air Officer Commanding
21 Apr 2008 - 11 Oct 2008Air CmdeHQ NCCDelhi Deputy Director General (Planning & Coordination)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrMohinder Pal Singh Gill13604 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1995
Details :

Wing Commander Mohinder Pal Singh Gill was commissioned as a fighter pilot on 22 December 1973. A Qualified Flying Instructor and a Fighter Combat Leader, he commanded a MiG-23 BN Squadron (Sqn) from Oct 92 to Sep 93. He is also an alumni of Defence Services Staff College. Wg Cdr MPS Gill took over command of Sqn after the tragic loss of previous Squadron Commander in a fatal flying accident. The morale of the Sqn was low. However, Wg Cdr MPS Gill, with great perseverance and skill rejuvenated the squadron. After taking over he paid special emphasis on raising the operational standard of the Sqn. Due to his efforts the Sqn enjoyed a very high operational status. Under his able guidance the squadron prepared for an exercise wherein the performance of Sqn came up for praise from every quarter including the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Air Command who flew with the Sqn. During the Command Gunnery Meet 92-93, the squadron did extremely well overall, particularly in bombing and won the overall championship for the year. During Air Staff Inspection in March 1993 the Sqn was assessed as 'Average Plus' in flying and 'Above Average' in ground subjects. The Sqn was declared the best fighter Sqn in Western Air Command for the year 1992-93. These achievements were possible due to Wg Cdr Gill's exemplary leadership, professional competence, and organisational ability. During his tenure the aircraft serviceability was also sustained 75% despite many restraints faced due to the shortfall in aeroengines and other spares.

For exceptional devotion to duty the President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wg Cdr Mohinder Pal Singh Gill.

Unit : 31 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 11th March 1995 - No.99-Pres/94 dated 26th January 1995
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