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Wing Commander Mohindar Singh Khalsa

Service No & Branch 3138 GD(P)
Date of Birth: 20 Aug 1923 Commissioned: 21 May 1945 Course: 32 Course
Service End: Retired on 19 Aug 1971 Voluntary Retirement Died on 07 Dec 2017 (94 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks : Actg G/C withdrawn from 4/9/67
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 09 Apr 1946Flt Lt : 09 Apr 1950Sqn Ldr : 11 May 1957Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1965
Acting Gp Capt : 11 Jan 1967
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

03 Apr 1946 - 26 May 1947Plt OffrNo.6 Squadron Squadron Pilot Fm 151 OTU (45 FR Course)
01 Oct 1965 - Wg CdrNo.19 SquadronAgra Commanding Officer
12 Jan 1967 - 03 Aug 1967Gp Capt1 WingSrinagar Station Commander
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrMohindar Singh Khalsa3138 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1964
Details :

Squadron Leader Mohinder Singh Khalsa has been a Flight Commander of one of our Transport Squadrons in J and K area since April , 1962. This is his third operational assignment in this area. During the recent Chinese hostilities, he undertook a number of reconnaissance missions in forward areas in the face of enemy fir. When our troops were retreating from Daulat Beg oldi, he was one of the pilots who successfully dropped essential winter clothing and foodstuffs to them. He has flown about 900 operational hours to which more than 500 hours were during the period April - December 1962.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Khalsa has displayed professional skill, courage and devotion to duty.

Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India 1st February 1964 - No.20 - Pres/64 dated 26th January 1964.
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