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Air Commodore Mahinder Singh

Service No & Branch 4191 LGS (Orig: EQPT)
Date of Birth: 11 Jul 1928 Commissioned: 05 Dec 1951 Course: 6 GDOC Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jul 1983 Died on 26 Apr 2021 (93 Years age) Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 05 Dec 1953Flt Lt : 05 Dec 1957Sqn Ldr : 05 Dec 1964Acting Gp Capt : 06 Jun 1977
Acting Air Cmde : 01 Sep 1981Air Cmde : 01 Nov 1981
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

15 Mar 1960 - 27 Apr 1961Flt LtAir Head QuartersDelhi 
28 Apr 1961 - Flt LtAFND 
01 Sep 1981 - 31 Jul 1983Air CmdeAir Head QuartersNew Delhi Judge Advocate General (Air)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrMahinder Singh4191 EQPTAward Date 26 Jan 1970Announced 26 Jan 1970
Details :

Squadron Leader Mahinder Singh (4191) took over as Command Judge Advocate of Headquarters Maintenance Command in May, 1968. Prior to this, he was Command Judge Advocate at Central Air command where he was commended for his good work by the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief.

As Command Judge Advocate at Headquarters Maintenance Command, he has displayed great understanding and fore-sight in effective and speedy finalization of disciplinary cases through sustained hard work. He possesses a thorough knowledge of Air Force law and applies it with great confidence. It has been the result of his efforts solely that there are no arrears of courts martial in the Command. He has also been responsible for instilling a sense of urgency in the handling and disposal of disciplinary cases at all levels. Beyond the call of his duty almost single handed this officer has been responsible for issuing a number of pamphlets on legal matters which have been of immense help to the units, thus making a tremendous contribution towards good discipline and better administration.

He has carried out an analysis of the disciplinary cases to find out the causes of the various offences and made valuable suggestions towards the preventive aspect. Consequently, offences like absence without leave and rash and negligent driving accidents have been curbed to a greater extent.

The number of civil suits in the Command are the maximum, because of the large number of civilians working in its stations/ units. By his high professional skill, meticulous planning and liaison with Government Law Officers and counsels, he has ensured that the cases are properly contested. His mature advice and tactful handling of the arbitration cases, which came up before the Air officer Commanding-in-Chief, has led to amicable settlement of disputes, saying large amounts to the State.

His equipment background has been an asset in his professional assignments. He has also taken pains to improve his knowledge of law and other subjects. His contribution in all fields of work has been exceptionally high throughout.

Unit : MC
Reference : GoI19700126

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