Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Wing Commander Randhir Singh

Service No & Branch 22345 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 20 Feb 1993 Course: 3 HSSC Course
Service End: Retired on 15 Apr 2016
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 20 Feb 2006
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.

Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrRandhir Singh22345 F(P)Award Date 02 Apr 2004Announced 26 Jan 2005
Details : Squadron Leader Randhir Singh (22345) Flying (Pilot) is on the posted strength of a frontline helicopter unit since 24 December 2001.

Between 02 Apr 04 to 05 Apr 04 Squadron Leader Randhir Singh was entrusted with the task of Search and Rescue (SAR) of two missing IAF Jaguar Fighter aircrafts in Sonamarg sector of J & K. In the shortest time, he reached the expected location and commenced his SAR operations. Gauging the hazardous weather at the location in his Cheetah SAR helicopter vis-a-vis the gravity of the mission, he discounted the risks involved. Even in the inclement weather, intense cold and dizzying heights, he undertook twenty-six missions involving more than eighteen hours of flying. It was only due to his expertise, unflinching courage and determination that he succeeded in locating the crash site and carrying out landings at an un-prepared snow-covered and undulating hill slope at more than thirteen thousand feet Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL).

Utterly unmindful of his personal safety and persisting on with his courageous efforts he kept the success of the mission paramount, while retrieving the mortal remains of the pilots along with other circumstantial evidence, from an extremely hazardous crash site.

For this act of exceptional courage, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal' (Gallantry) to Squadron Leader Randhir Singh.

Unit : 132 FAC Flt
Reference : Gazette of India dated 9th April 2005 - No.28-Pres/2005 dated 26th January 2005 & AFD2005 Investiture

Articles from Main Site

No.1 Squadron by Pushpindar Singh -
No.10 Squadron by Pushpindar Singh -
Flying Officer Kartar Singh Saund - a Photo Album by Updates -
Birender Singh Dhanoa by 31 Dec 2016 -
Arjan Singh - Marshal of the Indian Air Force by Roopinder Singh -
First to the Last - 50 years of the MiG 21 with the IAF by Air Marshal Philip Rajkumar (Retd) and Pushpindar Singh -
Canberras in the Congo by Pushpindar Singh -
Overview : Indian Peace Keepers in Sri Lanka by Pushpindar Singh Chopra -
December Diary : With the Battle Axes by Wg Cdr Kulbir Singh Harnal (Retd) -
Wish I had a gun! by Air Cmde Manbir Singh VrC VM -
Sukhoi-7 BMK - A whale of a fighter by R Chattopadhyay -
The Antonov 12 in the Bombing Role by Squadron Leader (Retd.) Douglas Augier -
AVRO 748 In India - More Than Four Decades On by Gp Capt Kapil Bhargava -
No.1 Squadron by Pushpindar Singh -
"Then Whose Battle Was It?" - Sqn Ldr M S Pujji by K S Nair -
Sikh Pilots in the IAF in WW2 by Pushpindar Singh -
The Man behind the legend - Mehar Singh by Maj Gen Syed Ali Hamid (Retd - Pakistan Army) -

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