|Service No & Branch||4449 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: -- --- ----||Commissioned: 17 Jan 1953||Course: 59 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 31 Oct 1983|
|Qualifications Held :|
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|- 01 Dec 1976||Wg Cdr||12 Wing||Chandigarh||Officer in Charge Flying|
|09 Aug 1971 - 14 Jan 1973||Wg Cdr||No.25 Squadron||Chandigarh||Commanding Officer|
|27 Oct 1980 - 15 Jul 1982||Gp Capt||23 Wing||Jammu||Station Commander|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)|
|Wg Cdr||Jagjit Singh Sawhney||4449 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1972|
|Details :|| |
During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Wing Commander Jagjit Singh Sawhney was commanding a Transport Squadron. Although his Squadron was deployed at three places, he remained in constant touch with all these detachments to ensure optimum work-out-put. He led his Squadron in airborne operations over Bangladesh and also took part in the airlift of an Infantry Brigade.
Throughout, Wing Commander Jagjit Singh Sawhney displayed professional skill, leadership and devotion to duty.
|Unit : 25 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972|