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Group Captain Bhopindra Singh

Service No & Branch 3025 GD(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 09 Oct 1944 Course: 27 Course
Service End: Retired on 02 Aug 1967 Voluntary Retirement Nick Name : Bindi
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Plt Offr : 09 Apr 1945Flt Lt : 09 Oct 1949Sqn Ldr : 01 Aug 1955Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1964
Acting Gp Capt : 28 Feb 1966
Training and Other Courses Attended
98 CFS (Fg Offr) - 30 Jun 1947
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

28 Aug 1945 - Plt OffrNo.2 SquadronQuetta Squadron Pilot Fm 151OTU
- 01 Dec 1951Sqn LdrEmpire Test Pilots School, UKFarnborough Test Pilot Course 10th Course
- 09 Mar 1959Sqn LdrA&ATU 
04 Sep 1953 - Sqn LdrHALBangalore Test Pilot
01 Jun 1956 - Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
01 Jun 1957 - 01 Nov 1959Sqn LdrAircraft and Armament Testing UnitKanpur Commanding Officer
10 Mar 1959 - Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
03 Oct 1962 - 01 Jul 1965Wg CdrNo.23 SquadronAmbala Commanding Officer
28 Feb 1966 - 21 Apr 1967Gp Capt9 Tactical Air CenterBarrackpore Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg CdrBhopindra Singh3025 GD(P)Award Date Announced 01 Jan 1965
Details : Wg Cdr Bhopindra Singh, an experienced test pilot, is now in command of a Jet Fighter Squadron. He was entrusted with the complicated and exacting task of high altitude trials on the Gnat airraft. The task was hazardous in the absence of suitable data on which the bhaviour of the aircraft could be pre-assessed at high altitudes. Despite this handicap, Wg Cdr Singh, wih courage and professional skill, carried out the trials from one of the highest airfields located in treacherous mountainous terrain. The data collected as a result of the trials will have far reaching effect on the concept and future conduct of Fighter operations in the western sector. The operation of a Jet fighter from an airfield at a high altitude in Ladakh is a land mark in the history of the Indian Air Force. Wg Cdr Bhupinder Singh displayed courage and a high degree of prefessional skill in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force
Unit : 23 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India 13th March 1965 - No.20 - Pres/65 dated 1st January 1965.
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