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Air Vice Marshal Ajit Singh Lamba

Service No & Branch 4877 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: 15 Apr 1936 Commissioned: 16 Apr 1955 Course: 65 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Apr 1991 Superannuated Died on 30 Dec 2020 (84 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 16 Apr 1956Flt Lt : 16 Apr 1960Sqn Ldr : 16 Apr 1966Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1975
Gp Capt : 01 Aug 1978Acting Air Cmde : 11 Jan 1982AVM : 01 Jul 1987
Training and Other Courses Attended
1 PAI (Fg Offr) - 01 Apr 195831 DSSC (Wg Cdr) - 29 Nov 197524 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1984
Badges Qualified
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Flt Lt

Air Cmde
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 Dec 1969Sqn LdrNo.7 Squadron Flight Commander
- 01 Dec 1967Sqn LdrEmpire Test Pilots School, UKFarnborough Test Pilot Course 26th Course
03 Jul 1972 - 06 Jan 1975Wg CdrNo.22 SquadronKalaikunda/ Hashimar Commanding Officer
29 Oct 1976 - 19 Jun 1977Wg CdrAircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore Chief Test Pilot
08 Jul 1980 - 13 Dec 1981Gp CaptAircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore Chief Test Pilot
- 31 Dec 1985Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director, Plans
23 Jan 1981 - 06 Jan 1984Air Cmde9 WingHalwara Air Officer Commanding
01 Aug 1986 - 01 Feb 1987Air CmdeAircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore Commandant
01 Mar 1987 - 28 Apr 1991AVMAircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrAjit Singh Lamba4877 GD(P)Award Date 06 Sep 1965Announced 01 Jan 1966
Details :

As a Hunter pilot, Squadron Leader Ajit Singh Lamba flew a total of 15 operational sorties, of which 11 were in close support of the army in the Kasur and Lahore sectors. On several of these missions he led formations of Hunter aircraft. He showed great skill and determination in seeking out enemy targets and pressing home his attacks in spite of intensive ground fire and the presence of enemy interceptor aircraft. In spite of heavy opposition, he successfully destroyed several enemy tanks and vehicles. His achievement in the destruction of enemy guns and armour near Harbanspura railway station was specially noteworthy because of the heavy defences surrounding these locations.

Throughout the operations Squadron Leader Ajit Singh Lamba showed a marked keenness for action and was always an immediate and ready volunteer for any mission. His courage and devotion to duty inspired other pilots and are in the finest traditions of the Air Force.

Unit : 7 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 12th February 1966 - No.15 - Pres/66 dated 1st January 1966

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
01 Jan 1977GnatFlt Lt Ajit Singh Lamba
A1ATUSrinagar Valley - Pu
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