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Wing Commander Chandra Singh

Service No & Branch 17325 F(P)
Date of Birth: 26 Apr 1963 Commissioned: 22 Dec 1983 Course: 132 Course
Service End: Died in Service 17 May 2000 (37 Years age) Aircraft Accident Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 22 Dec 1994
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

20 Jun 1988 - Flt LtNo.114 Helicopter Unit Squadron Pilot
01 Jan 1995 - 01 Jan 1996Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
15 May 2000 - 17 May 2000Wg CdrNo.117 Helicopter Unit Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Yudh Seva Medal
Flt LtChandra Singh17325 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1991Announced 26 Jan 1991
Details :

Flt Lt Chandra Singh has been on posted strength of one of the Helicopter Units in Air Force since 20 Jun 88.

In his short service career of 6½ years, this young and keen flier has carried out 2550 hours of accident/incident free helicopter flying.

During his tenure in the unit, Flt Lt Chandra Singh has flown over 2400 sorties exclusively in the Siachen Glacier, to the highest helipads in the world like Amar, Sonam and Zulu, where the density altitude ranges from 18000 ft to 23000 ft. Operations to these helipads which are in very close proximity to enemy locations is invariably similar to war like conditions due to frequent enemy shelling/fire.

He had undertaken around 2400 hazardous missions to deliver vital supplies like ammunitions, rations, medicines and evacuating serious casualties to/from our highest helipads under heavy enemy shelling and at times in adverse weather conditions.

In recognition of his exemplary courage and exceptional devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award Yuddh Seva Medal to Flt Lt Chandra Singh.

Unit : 114 HU
Reference : GoI19910126

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
17 May 2000Cheetah SA-315Wg Cdr Chandra Singh +
117 HUCr Barachla Pass, La
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