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Air Marshal Sardar Harpal Singh

Service No & Branch 16071 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 15 Jun 1980 Course: 125 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 May 2019 Superannuated Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 15 Jun 1991Wg Cdr : 05 May 1997Gp Capt : 02 Jul 2003Air Cmde : 07 Jan 2008
AVM : 01 Feb 2011Air Marshal : 01 Jun 2015
Training and Other Courses Attended
56 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 1979
Badges Qualified
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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.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

04 May 1998 - 28 May 2000Wg CdrNo.47 SquadronAdampur Commanding Officer
16 Oct 2006 - 02 Dec 2007Gp Capt501 Signal UnitBarnala Station Commander
12 Nov 2007 - 30 Apr 2009Air Cmde14 WingChabua Air Officer Commanding
27 May 2009 - 23 May 2010Air CmdeCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Deputy Commandant
01 Oct 2013 - AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Aerospace Safety
03 Mar 2014 - 31 May 2015AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Inspection
30 Jul 2009 - No.224 Squadron Commodore Commandant
01 Sep 2015 - 17 Mar 2017Air MarshalSouth Western Air CommandGandhinagar Senior Air Staff Officer
21 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2019Air MarshalPSO: Inspection & Safety, Air HQDelhi Director General (Inspection & Safety)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrSardar Harpal Singh16071 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2001
Details :

Wing Commander S Harpal Singh (16071) Flying (Pilot) has been in command of a front line fighter squadron since 04 May 09.

During the last two years, the squadron, under the command of Wg Cdr Harpal Singh has done 3155 h of accident-free flying. For the past 12 months, the Squadron has had an incident-free record barring two cases of material failure and one of technical defect. DASI visited the Station on two occasions and on both occasions, the Unit performed creditably, getting an overall grading of Average Plus. The Squadron was entrusted with several professional tasks during his tenure such as the formulation of Communication Jamming operating procedures, certain new intercept procedures and air to ground attack procedures, which were carried out in a most professional manner. During 'Op Safed Sagar', the Squadron was tasked with an Air Defence missions in the valley and gave a good account of itself. Throughout the period of Kargil Ops, the Unit operated from two different locations, and met all assigned tasks despite the shortage of manpower and equipment.

The squadron has constantly maintained a high serviceability to aircraft and avionics and achieved 100% serviceability in Aug 99. The squadron has developed software for Flight Data Recorder analysis, which overcomes several shortcomings of the present system.

As a professional, Wg Cdr S Harpal Singh has a wide and varied experience. He has flown all the MiG aircraft on the inventory of the IAF except the MiG-25 and has a total of 2468 hrs of accident free flying. He has led his Unit from the front in all aspects, be it professional, social or on the sports field. The work environment of the Unit has undergone steady change for the better. Under his leadership, the Squadron operated as wellknit team and was adjudged the best fighter Squadron of WAC for the year 1998-99.

For displaying exceptional devotion to duty, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander S Harpal Singh.

Unit : 47 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 26th May 2001 - No.68-Pres/2001 dated 26th January 2001
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMSardar Harpal Singh16071 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2013Announced 26 Jan 2013
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalSardar Harpal Singh16071 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2019Announced 26 Jan 2019
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