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Group Captain Sube Singh Malik

Service No & Branch 4663 F(P)
Date of Birth: 10 Oct 1929 Commissioned: 16 Jan 1954 Course: 62 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jul 1978 Voluntary Retirement Nick Name : Chacha
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Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 16 Jan 1955Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1972Acting Gp Capt : 30 Dec 1976Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1977
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

01 Feb 1970 - 01 Oct 1970Sqn LdrNo.24 SquadronKalaikunda Flight Commander
01 Nov 1970 - Wg CdrNo.21 SquadronGorakhpur Commanding Officer
01 Jun 1976 - 19 Jul 1976Wg Cdr6 Tactical Air CenterSrinagar Commanding Officer
20 Jul 1976 - 12 Feb 1978Gp Capt6 Tactical Air CenterSrinagar Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrSube Singh Malik4663 GD(P)Award Date 06 Sep 1965Announced 01 Jan 1966
Details :

Squadron Leader Sube Singh Malik was engaged in operations against Pakistan as a Flight Commander of a Hunter Squadron. He flew a total of 15 operational missions of which 11 were in close support of the army in the front line.

He led formations of Hunter aircraft on offensive air strikes on eight occasions and caused extensive damage and destruction to enemy tanks, vehicles and troops. He pressed home his attacks with determination and courage in spite of heavy enemy ground fire and, on some occasions, enemy interceptor aircraft. On one occasion the control surfaces of his aircraft were damaged but with skill he brought back his aircraft and landed safely at his base. On another occasion he pressed home his attack against a heavily defended target in spite of a warning received from his companion about enemy F-104 aircraft closing in. Undaunted, he completed his task in spite of the heavy odds and brought his formation safely back to base.

During another sortie near Harbanspura Railway station, his formation caused extensive damage to enemy armour and gun positions in spite of heavy enemy antiaircraft fire.

The courage and tenacity of Squadron Leader Sube Singh Malik were in the highest traditions of the Air Force.

Unit : 7 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 12th February 1966 - No.15 - Pres/66 dated 1st January 1966
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg CdrSube Singh Malik4663 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1973
Details :

Wing Commander Sube Singh Malik took over command of a fighter squadron in November, 1970. Throughout his stay in the Squadron, he has consistently endeavoured to improve the operational readiness of the squadron. During the India-Pakistan conflict 1971, he was required to move to the Western Sector at extremely short notice and operate detachments of the Squadron from several separate locations. All these moves were undertaken at very short notice and the detachments were operational at each of these locations immediately on arrival. Most of the moves were carried out either with very limited air transport support or none. The threat from enemy aircraft in the area in which his squadron operated was reduced almost to nil because of the activity of his unit.

Throughout, Wing Commander Sube Singh Malik displayed courage, leadership and devotion to duty.

Unit : 2 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 23rd March 1974 - No.34 - Pres/74 dated 26th January 1973
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