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Group Captain Satbir Singh Rai

Service No & Branch 24894 F(P)
Date of Birth: Commissioned: 20 Dec 1997 Course: 160 Course
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Wg Cdr : 20 Dec 2010
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Gp CaptSatbir Singh Rai24894 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2017Announced 26 Jan 2017
Details : Group Captain Satbir Singh (24894) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force as a pilot in fighter stream on 20 Dec 97. He has been the flight commander of a Su 30 MKI Squadron and is presently posted as the Commanding Officer of a Su 30 MKI Squadron since 27 Jan 15. He has close to 3000 hours of flying experience on MiG 21, Su 30K, Su 30MKI, Kiran and HPT 32 aircraft. The officer is a Qualified Flying Instructor and an Instrument Rating Instructor and Examiner. Even as a young operational pilot of a Su 30 Squadron, the officer was specially chosen to represent the IAF in the first of the many international exercises like, COPE-INDIA, SINDEX and GARUDA. His exemplary contribution to the relocation and operationalisation of a Su 30MKI squadron to a forward base enhanced the operational capability of the IAF. He was specially chosen as the flight commander to resurrect a Su 30MKI squadron at a frontline base. He handled this arduous task with his foresight and pro-active approach which ensured that the squadron became operational in a record time and the squadron was adjudged as Average Plus by the Directorate of Air Staff Inspection team. In the past he has been awarded Commendation by Chief of the Air Staff for professional acumen and contribution to aerospace safety. Gp Capt Satbir Singh, on assuming the command of a frontline fighter squadron in the east, was faced with the challenge of preparing the squadron for Exercise Livewire and operationalising the civil airfields. He meticulously planned the activation of a remote civil airfield in the eastern theatre and led from the front by landing a fighter aircraft in a challenging environment displaying his professional prowess. It was due to his meticulous planning, dynamic leadership and an eye for details that the squadron maintained very high serviceability and flew extensively during Ex Livewire in Nov 15. His operational orientation and focus have led to a high quality of training, a substantial quantum increase in squadron's operational capability and a very high level of operational readiness. The major achievements includes exemplary performance of his squadron during exercises like Akraman, Livewire, EW workshop, Air to Air firing and successful accomplishment of all Air Force/ Command Level tasking. He was the team leader for the Joint Military Training with the Singapore Air Force. It was his personal involvement which ensured a professional conduct of this prestigious international exercise. Gp Capt Satbir Singh has nurtured a feeling of pride and utmost professionalism in all the air warriors of the squadron. His efforts vis-a-vis team building and task accomplishment were par excellence which ensured smooth conduct of all the squadron operations. For exceptional devotion to duty, Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty) to Group Captain Satbir Singh.
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