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Air Commodore Akbar Singh Bains

Service No & Branch 4882 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 16 Apr 1955 Course: 65 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Mar 1987 Superannuated Nick Name : Bhabhiji
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 16 Apr 1956Flt Lt : 16 Apr 1960Sqn Ldr : 16 Apr 1966Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1975
Acting Gp Capt : 17 Apr 1978Gp Capt : 01 Sep 1978Acting Air Cmde : 11 Jan 1982Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1982
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Wg Cdr
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 1964 - 01 Jan 1966Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
29 Jan 1973 - 01 Apr 1975Wg CdrNo.2 SquadronSrinagar Commanding Officer
01 Apr 1975 - 19 Dec 1976Wg Cdr10 Forward Base Support UnitBhaisana (Bhatinda) Station Commander
10 Apr 1978 - 01 Jan 1981Gp Capt501 Signal UnitBarnala Station Commander
31 Dec 1982 - 18 Aug 1985Air Cmde1 WingSrinagar Air Officer Commanding
01 Sep 1985 - 31 Mar 1987Air CmdeWestern Air CommandDelhi Chief Personnel Staff Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrAkbar Singh Bains4882 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1976
Details : Wing Commander Akbar Singh Barns has been in command of an operational Squadron in the Western Sector since 29th Janauary, 1973. Due to his untiring efforts the Squadron won the coveted Mukherjee Trophy for the Best Squadron in the Weapons Meet during 1973-74. It also bagged the Maintenance Trophy for the year and has an excellent record of having an accident free year. Wing Commander Bains has done more than 4000 hours of single engine flying. He has also served on deputation to the UAR Air force. Wing Commander Akbar Singh Bains has throughout displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.
Unit : 2 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd January 1977 - No.5- Pres/77 dated 26th January 1976

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
15 Feb 1956Vampire FB52IB-431Plt Offr Akbar Singh Bains
Ailerons Jammed in r
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