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Group Captain Harbhajan Singh Bhatia

Service No & Branch 4300 AE(L) (Orig: ELECT)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 26 Feb 1952 Course: 6 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Apr 1986 Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 26 Feb 1953Flt Lt : 26 Feb 1957Sqn Ldr : 26 Feb 1964Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1972
Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1979
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- 27 Nov 1958Flt LtHQ Opl CommandDelhi 
28 Nov 1958 - 15 Dec 1959Flt LtAir Head QuartersDelhi 
16 Dec 1959 - Flt LtEastern Air CommandCalcutta 
20 May 1975 - Wg CdrDTD&P (Air) Permanent
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrHarbhajan Singh Bhatia4300 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 1970Announced 26 Jan 1970
Details :

Wing Commander Harbhajan Singh Bhatia was commissioned in Technical/Electrical Branch in February 1952. During his long service he has had a wide and varied experience at all levels.

While on the staff of D.T.D & P (Air), Wing Commander Bhatia has been responsible for the indigenous production of a variety of Air Force stores such as Battery Charging equipment, Rectifiers, Power supply Units, Aircraft Cables and Ground Equipment. He has also been associated with the development of Visual Approach, Slope Indicators, Isolation transformers, Constant Current Regulators and Air field cables, manufactured in the country for the first time. Thus, he has been instrumental in the considerable saving of the foreign exchange. His work in the field of Air Defence Equipment has also been very creditable. With his commendable initiative and drive, he was able to repair/service some imported items, which were difficult to replace. His contribution towards the indigenous production of a Lighting Equipment has also been substantial.

Throughout his long service, he has exhibited qualities of original thinking and sustained hard work.

Unit : MOD
Reference : GoI19700126
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