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Group Captain Charanjit Singh

Service No & Branch 4823 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: 26 Aug 1932 Commissioned: 06 Nov 1954 Course: 64 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Aug 1982 Superannuated Died on 24 Jun 1984 (52 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 06 Nov 1955Flt Lt : 06 Nov 1959Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1975Acting Gp Capt : 30 Jan 1978
Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1978
Training and Other Courses Attended
24 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 23 Nov 1968
Badges Qualified
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Wg Cdr

Gp Capt
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 Jan 1966 - 01 Jan 1967Sqn LdrPilot Attack Instructors FlightJamnagar Officer in Charge
01 May 1972 - 01 Jul 1974Wg CdrNo.106 SquadronAgra Commanding Officer
20 Jan 1975 - 29 Nov 1975Wg CdrDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Directing Staff
30 Jan 1978 - 11 May 1980Gp Capt17 WingGorakhpur Station Commander
12 May 1980 - 31 Jan 1982Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Operations ,Information & Electronic Warfare)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Mention in Despatches
Sqn LdrCharanjit Singh4823 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 LdrCharanjit Singh4823 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1971Announced 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
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrCharanjit Singh4823 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
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