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Air Commodore Jagdish Singh Sodhi

Service No & Branch 2179 ADM (Orig: A&SD)
Date of Birth: 24 Oct 1920 Commissioned: 28 Jan 1943 Course:
Service End: Retired on 31 Oct 1975 Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 28 Jan 1944Flt Lt : 28 Jan 1949Sqn Ldr : 28 Jan 1956Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1965
Acting Gp Capt : 29 Mar 1971Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1972Acting Air Cmde : 15 Jan 1975Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1975
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Gp Capt
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

16 Dec 1943 - 28 Dec 1944Plt OffrNo.3 SquadronBairagarh Adjutant
- 18 Jun 1961Sqn LdrTraining Commandbangalore 
- 30 Apr 1956Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
01 May 1956 - Sqn Ldr1 Ground Training School 
19 Jun 1961 - Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
29 Mar 1971 - 17 Oct 1973Gp CaptAir Force Administrative CollegeCoimbatore Commandant
19 Oct 1973 - 31 Oct 1974Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Director, Organisation
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptJagdish Singh Sodhi2179 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1974Announced 26 Jan 1974
Details :

Group Captain Jagdish Singh Sodhi (2179) was commissioned in the Administrative Branch of the Indian Air Force In January, 1943. During his long service he has held various important appointments in which he has acquitted himself creditably. He was awarded a certificate of appreciation for his valuable services on welfare matters by the Defence Minister, Government of India in the year 1953. In 1971, he was commended by the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Air Command, while he was employed as Officer in-charge Administration at Air Force base for exceptional services in the field of administration.

Group Captain Sodhi took over the command of Air Force Administrative College in March, 1971. Immediately, on taking over his appointment, he set about the task of improving the tone of training as well as administration of the College with vigour, zeal and determination. He applied his vast experience and knowledge on works services to the task of improving the technical and non­technical accommodation of the station. Due to his indefatigable efforts and tenacity of purpose, now training schemes were introduced, which resulted in vastly superior output of trained personnel. He has also, been instrumental in revising the syllabus as well as précis for abinito and advanced courses giving more stress on the development of officers' ability to study, interpret and apply rules as also to think out effective solutions to problems and situations, as they arise. He has set a personal example by taking regular classes on 'works services' and 'works procedure' in which subjects he is considered an expert.

The exemplary manner in which Group Captain Jagdish Singh Sodhi has shouldered the heavy responsibilities as Commandant of Air Force Administrative College and the highly commendable way in he has carried out the varied task with high professional ability and inspiring leadership have been in the highest traditions of the Air Force.

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Reference : GoI19740126
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