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Air Commodore Harcharan Singh Manget

Service No & Branch 4666 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 16 Jan 1954 Course: 62 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Jun 1986 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 16 Jan 1955Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1972Acting Gp Capt : 30 Aug 1976Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1977
Acting Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1980Air Cmde : 04 Nov 1980
Training and Other Courses Attended
19 NDC (Gp Capt) - 01 Dec 1979
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

- Wg CdrCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Directing Staff
- Wg Cdr260 Signal UnitJammu Commanding Officer
29 Sep 1970 - 06 May 1973Wg CdrNo.32 SquadronAmbala Commanding Officer
30 Aug 1976 - 28 Dec 1978Gp Capt15 WingBareilly Station Commander
27 Dec 1979 - 30 Dec 1982Air Cmde1 WingSrinagar Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Maha Vir Chakra
Wg CdrHarcharan Singh Manget4666 F(P)Award Date 04 Dec 1971Announced 18 Dec 1971
Details : As the Commanding Officer of a fighter bomber squadron [No.32 Squadron, Sukhoi-7] he has undertaken a number of interdiction and close support missions and also many photographic reconnaissance sorties, without fighter escort, deep into enemy territory. The information brought by him from the reconnaissance sorties has been of great value to the Army and the Air Force in their operational planning. While on a strike mission his aircraft was hit thrice by intense anti-aircraft fire but he pressed forward until he found that the other aircraft in his formation had also suffered serious damage. At this point enemy interceptors came on the scene. Despite this, he extricated his formation from the hazardous situation and led it safely back to base. On landing it was found that his aircraft was extensively damaged and major portions of the control surfaces completely shot away. Only superb flying skill and courage of the highest order could have brought such a badly damaged aircraft back to a safe landing. His leadership of the mission in those circumstances was outstanding. He has displayed gallantry determination and professional skill of the highest order.
Unit : 32 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 12th February 1972 - No.20 - Pres/72 dated 20th January 1972
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