|Service No & Branch||4823 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: 26 Aug 1932||Commissioned: 06 Nov 1954||Course: 64 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 31 Aug 1982 Died on 24 Jun 1984 (52 Years age)|
|Qualifications Held :|
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|01 Jan 1966 - 01 Jan 1967||Sqn Ldr||Pilot Attack Instructors Flight||Jamnagar||Officer in Charge|
|01 May 1972 - 01 Jul 1974||Wg Cdr||No.106 Squadron||Agra||Commanding Officer|
|20 Jan 1975 - 29 Nov 1975||Wg Cdr||Defence Services Staff College||Wellington||Directing Staff|
|30 Jan 1978 - 11 May 1980||Gp Capt||17 Wing||Gorakhpur||Station Commander|
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|Mention in Despatches|
|Sqn Ldr||Charanjit Singh||4823 GD(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1966|
|Details :||Citation / Details Not Available|
|Unit : 5 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 5th November 1966 - No.77 - Pres/66 dated 27th October 1966|
|Vishist Seva Medal|
|Sqn Ldr||Charanjit Singh||4823 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1971||Announced 26 Jan 1971|
|Details :|| |
Squadron Leader Charanjit Singh (4823) General Duties (Pilot) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force on 6th November, 1954.
During his service career, Squadron Leader Charanjit Singh has creditably filled a number of flying appointments. In recognition of his professional ability he was selected to undergo a Pilot Attack Instructors' Course and subsequently was posted as OfficerIncharge of the Pilot Attack Instructors' Flight. Later, he became a successful bomber pilot and in that capacity was sent to Congo in 1961-62 as a member of the United Nations Peace Keeping Contingent. He also took active part in the Indo-Pakistan conflict of 1965 and was 'Mentioned in Despatches'.
Recently while serving with an operational unit, Squadron Leader Charanjit Singh carried out a large number of flights in inclement weather over very hazardous terrain to successfully complete tasks of national importance. Throughout disregarding his personal safety and comfort, he has set a standard of professional skill and devotion to duty for others to emulate.
|Unit : 106 Sqn|
|Reference : GoI19710126|
|Sqn Ldr||Charanjit Singh||4823 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 21 Dec 1971|
|Details :|| During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Squadron leader Charanjit Singh undertook a large number of missions over enemy territory and brought back very valuable information on enemy targets and dispositions which have greatly helped in the successful planning and execution of operations. With full knowledge of the dangers involved, he volunteered and undertook these missions cheerfully. In these missions, he penetrated deep into enemy territory fearlessly during day time.
Throughout, Squadron leader Charanjit Singh displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.
|Unit : 106 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972|