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Wing Commander Jagdish Chandra Sabherwal

Service No & Branch 4443 F(P) Stream :Fighters| Helicopters

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Date of Birth: 10 Apr 1927 Commissioned: 17 Jan 1953 Course: 59 Course
Service End: Retired on 08 Jul 1974 Voluntary Retirement Died on 27 Jan 2016 (89 Years age)
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 17 Jan 1954Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1970
Training and Other Courses Attended
16 APFIC (Fg Offr) -
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

15 Dec 1966 - 04 Dec 1967Sqn LdrNo.110 Helicopter Unit Commanding Officer
21 Dec 1967 - 28 Sep 1970Wg CdrNo.32 SquadronAmbala Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrJagdish Chandra Sabherwal4443 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1971
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Wing Commander Jagdish Chandra Sabherwal commanded with distinction an operational Squadron from December 1967 to July 1970. During his tenure, the Squadron was re-equipped with a new type of aircraft. Under his able leadership, it achieved fully operational status within the shortest possible time. He has flown over 4,000 hours, and is qualified as a Flying Instructor, Pilot Attack Instructor and Instrument Rating Examiner. His own skill and professional ability in combat has been an inspiration to the pilots under his command. His Squadron has completed all tasks assigned to it over the past two years in a commendable manner.

Throughout, Wing Commander Jagdish Chandra Sabherwal displayed professional skill, devotion to duty and leadership.

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Reference : Gazette of India dated 4th September 1971 - No.53 - Pres/71 dated 26th January 1971
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