|Service No & Branch||16983 F(P)||Stream :Helicopters|
|Date of Birth: -- --- ----||Commissioned: 29 Dec 1982||Course: 130 Course|
|Service End:||No Details|
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|01 May 1999 - 01 Aug 2001||Wg Cdr||No.115 Helicopter Unit||Commanding Officer|
|20 Sep 2004 - 02 Jul 2006||Gp Capt||39 Wing||Udhampur||Station Commander|
|-||Air Cmde||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Principal Director (Intelligence)|
|26 Aug 2010 -||No.115 Helicopter Unit||Commodore Commandant|
|29 Nov 2010 - 31 Dec 2011||Air Cmde||AFS New Delhi||Race Course||Air Officer Commanding|
|01 Jan 2012 - 31 Jul 2013||Air Cmde||AFS New Delhi||Race Course||Air Officer Commanding|
|-||AVM||Integrated Defence Staff||New Delhi||Assistant Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Joint Operations)|
|02 Mar 2015 - 30 Sep 2017||AVM||Eastern Air Command||Shillong||Senior Officer-in-charge Administration|
|01 Oct 2017 - 13 Dec 2018||AVM||Maintenance Command||Nagpur||Senior Air & Administration Staff Officer|
|14 Dec 2018 - 31 Oct 2019||Air Marshal||Southern Air Command||Trivandrum||Senior Air Staff Officer|
|01 Nov 2019 - 31 Jan 2021||Air Marshal||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Director General (Flight Inspection & Safety)|
|01 Feb 2021 -||Air Marshal||Southern Air Command||Trivandrum||Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief|
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|Flt Lt||Manavendra Singh||16983 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jun 1988||Announced 26 Jan 1990|
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Since 1st March, 1988 Flight Lieutenant Manavendra Singh (16983) Flying (Pilot) has been on the posted strength of an Operational Helicopter Unit.
Flt Lt Manavendra Singh has to his credit the successful carrying out of over 2000 operational missions and over 1000 sorties to the highest helipad in the hospitable terrain of the Siachen Glacier. Between 26th June and 21st August 1988 on eight separate occasions, at three different helipads on the Siachen Glacier, Flight Lieutenant Manavendra Singh faced the additional challenges due to incessant enemy small arms and artillery. He has faced this grim situation every time with exceptional courage and gallantry. Being a dedicated soldier, he always undertook such missions with unusual enthusiasm in spite of being clearly aware of the inherent dangers.
His gallant conduct has been a source of inspiration to all personnel of his unit besides upholding the great traditions of the Indian Air Force.
|Unit : 114 HU|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 28th April 1990 - No.33 - Pres/90 dated 26th January 1990|
|Vishist Seva Medal|
|Sqn Ldr||Manavendra Singh||16983 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1999||Announced 26 Jan 1999|
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Squadron Leader Manavendra Singh, Vir Chakra (16983) Flying (Pilot), has been on the posted strength of a helicopter unit as Flight Commander since 08 Apr 96. He is an accomplished pilot and a QFI with over 5300 hours of accident/incident free flying to his credit. He is fully operational in roles like Airborne Forward Air Controller, Anti Tank Guided Missile & holds the highest Category/ Instrument Ratings A/MG.
Squadron Leader Manavendra Singh has won international appreciation for the difficult evacuation of South Korean mountaineers from Gangotri glacier in September 95 and the rescue of an American mountaineer in October 96 from Nanda Devi Hills. In December 97 he was tasked to undertake casualty evacuation mission from high altitude helipad in snowy and adverse weather conditions. In spite of marginal weather he led a two aircraft mission and evacuated 17 ITBP personnel to a lower helipad. However, during this, the aircraft got caught in a severe snow storm and he spent the night at high altitude along with the casualties. Next day he evacuated all casualties to lower altitude. During the mission he displayed a very high degree of dedication and professionalism. The timely rescue not only saved many lives but also elevated the image of the Service.
In the absence of a regular CO he held the command of the unit from 05 August 1997 to 23 November 1997. During this period the unit flew the highest number of hours in a month. Unit also carried out three VIP and one four ac VVIP commitment for HM the King of Nepal with utmost safety and professionalism. With his personal interaction with technical staff, the unit maintained over 90% serviceability. His personal example and close supervision have ensured accident/ incident free record along with very high operational status for the unit.
For his exceptional flying skills, exemplary devotion to duty, professional excellence and dedication the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Sqn Leader Manavendra Singh.
|Unit : 131 FAC Flt|
|Reference : GoI19990126|
|Ati Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Cmde||Manavendra Singh||16983 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 2013||Announced 26 Jan 2013|
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