Squadron Leader Rajinder Pal Singh has been actively associated with operational flying since 1952. He has to his credit a total of 6700 flying hours which included 2300 hours in operational areas and over difficult terrain under adverse weather conditions. During the conflict with Pakistan in 1965, his squadron was faced with enormously increased operational tasks. As a flight commander of his squadron, he undertook the tasks courageously and completed them exceptionally well. In addition to his own duties, he took an active part in carrying out the conversion- training of newly posted pilots and screening them for operational flights.
Throughout, Squadron Leader Rajinder Pal Singh displayed professional skill, courage and devotion to duty.