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Wing Commander Bikram Singh Jaswal

Service No & Branch 4440 A&SD (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters| Helicopters
Date of Birth: 17 Apr 1932 Commissioned: 17 Jan 1953 Course: 59 Course
Service End: Died on 24 Jun 2008 (76 Years age)
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 17 Jan 1954Flt Lt : 17 Jan 1959Sqn Ldr : 17 Jan 1966Wg Cdr : 17 Jan 1977
Training and Other Courses Attended
2 LDMC (Sqn Ldr) - 01 Dec 1972
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

20 Oct 1975 - Sqn LdrHALBangalore 
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtBikram Singh Jaswal4440 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1963
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Bikram Singh Jaswal has been employed as a helicopter pilot since 1960 in the Ladakh area. He was one of the first few pilots to operate the newly acquired Mi-4 helicopters in this area. He undertook trials and carried out landings at advance landing grounds located at high altitudes with skill and courage. The series of trial flights undertaken by him, with loads and at various altitudes culminated in landing the Mi-4 for the first time at an airfield situated over 16000 feet above sea level.

While at Leh, in December 1960, he evacuated a jawan who was dangerously ill in one of our forward posts. He has carried out as many as 40 casualty evacuations. He has flown more than 1400 operational hours on helicopters over Ladakh and NEFA and displayed professional skill and courage of a high order.

Unit : 107 HU
Reference : Gazette of India 26th January 1963 - No. 10-Pres/63 dated 26th January, 1963
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