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Group Captain Bhartendra Singh

Service No & Branch 19874 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 17 Dec 1988 Course: 142 Course
Service End: Retired on 01 Aug 2013 Voluntary Retirement Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
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Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 17 Dec 1993Wg Cdr : 16 Dec 2004Gp Capt : 10 May 2010
Training and Other Courses Attended
73 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 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 Jul 2007 - 01 Jun 2009Wg CdrNo.106 SquadronAgra Commanding Officer
22 Jun 2009 - 29 Aug 2010Gp CaptFixed Wing Training FacultyYelahanka Chief Instructor (Flying)
30 Aug 2010 - Gp CaptNo.25 SquadronChandigarh Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrBhartendra Singh19874 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2010Announced 26 Jan 2010
Details : Wing Commander Bhartendra Singh (19874) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force as a Transport Pilot in the Flying Branch on 17 Dec 1988. He is a Qualified Flying Instructor who has held appointment of AF Examiner, Directing Staff (OS) at Transport Aircraft Operations Tactics Development Cell (TAOTDC) and is commanding the elite Strategic Reconnaissance Sqn. He is a fully operational pilot on Il-76, Il-78, 00-228, AN-32 and HS-748 holding Cat/IR A/MG on all types with a total of 6500 hrs of incident free flying to his credit. Wg Cdr Bhartendra Singh prior to assuming command, as OS at TAOTDC, galvanized the CONOP5 (Concept of Operations) for Battle Field Transport ac. He has evaluated the war time potential of AN-32 ac and formulated SOPs for Combat Offloading and CSAR (Combat Search and Rescue}.The survivability of transport platform in TBA has increased manifold by the tactics and EW ethos indoctrinated by him. The officer was responsible to cement strong tactics and evaluation methodology during the nascent stage of the institution and push-started the first ever Transport Combat leader (TCL) course in the IAF He was also chosen as the pilot representative to evaluate C-130 J special operational ac during its demonstration flight in India by the United States Air Force. During his command of the HS-748 SR Sqn, he has single handedly designed and conceded PC based Moving Map Display for Aerial Survey role. This seamless integration of technology has saved approximately Rs. 4.5 crores to the exchequer by providing precision amounting to near 100% acceptance of survey photographs. It has also enabled real time predictions of photo errors, which in turn has resulted in fool proof mission accomplishment. He was the harbinger of 'self help' resource utilisation in the decades pending unserviceability of the ICC (Interval Central Computer), the heart of survey camera, which was repaired in house by the core team. This resulted in a direct saving of Rs. 56.8 lakhs to the IAF and importantly boosting the earlier depleted operational efficacy. The unique and first ever concept of two ac Buddy Mode Survey Role on Avro ac was developed and operationalised under his guidance. This mode has undoubtedly provided a cutting edge in planning consideration for commanders during time restraint contingencies in any op requirement. Additionally, his leadership and personnel involvement at all levels evoked the culture of team spirit which resulted in unit performing excellently in sports and adventure activities. For distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Wing Commander Bhartendra Singh.
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Reference : Air Force Day Booklet
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