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Wing Commander Amanjit Singh Heer

Service No & Branch 19521 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 11 Jun 1988 Course: 141 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Aug 2009 Nick Name : Hero
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 11 Jun 1993Acting Wg Cdr : 04 Feb 2005Wg Cdr : 18 Oct 2004
Training and Other Courses Attended
72 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 1987
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

01 Mar 1990 - 01 Jun 1993Plt OffrNo.10 SquadronJodhpur Squadron Pilot
12 Dec 2005 - 07 May 2006Wg CdrNo.101 Squadron Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrAmanjit Singh Heer19521 F(P)Award Date Announced 15 Aug 1999
Details :

Squadron Leader Amanjit Singh Heer (19521-F) Flying (Pilot) is on the posted strength of a Fighter Squadron since 08 Oct 96.

During the Kargil operations, his Squadron, flying MiG-21 aircraft, was tasked to locate and destroy enemy targets in the hostile glaciated mountainous terrain at an average height of 15000 feet. His innovation of filming the target area with his personal video camera, to detect and subsequently attack enemy targets has been highly successful. He filmed enemy targets after putting in attack regardless of the added danger to his own self. As a result of his ingenuity, courage and innovativeness, the strike Squadron's improved acquisition and accuracy. His films also helped the Indian Army plan their ground operations. This inspired the Air Force to extend his idea to obtain imagery by use of Laser Designator Pods. His courageous and innovative filming optimised air strikes in the operations. As a Strike pilot he flew 19 missions. He has performed the duties of a Flight Commander, Squadron Pilot Attack Instructor and all other tasks assigned to him with complete dedication. With his selfless devotion to duty and hard work, he has been a source of inspiration and motivation for others. He is an asset to the Air Force and a role model to his juniors.

For his professionalism, innovativeness, sincerity, exceptional devotion to duty, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Squadron Leader Amanjit Singh Heer.

Unit : 108 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 11th March 2000 - No.27-Pres/2000 dated 15th August 2000
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