Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Squadron Leader Jiwa Singh

Service No & Branch 4893 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: 15 Jul 1930 Commissioned: 16 Apr 1955 Course: 65 Course
Service End: Died in Service 07 Dec 1971 (41 Years age) Aircraft Loss Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 16 Apr 1956Flt Lt : 16 Apr 1960Sqn Ldr : 16 Apr 1966
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

01 Jan 1966 - 01 Jan 1968Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
01 Dec 1971 - 07 Dec 1971Sqn LdrNo.26 SquadronAdampur Flight Commander A Flt
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrJiwa Singh4893 F(P)Award Date 07 Dec 1971Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

At the outbreak of hostilities with Pakistan in December, 1971, Squadron Leader Jiwa Singh was on the strength of a front line Fighter Squadron. During the operations Squadron Leader Jiwa Singh led a formation to search and strike enemy tanks and troops which were engaging our ground forces. He successfully located the hidden tank positions and pressed home his attack even though his section was encircled on airfield by 4 enemy aircraft. He engaged an enemy F-104 in aerial combat in order to give his number two a chance to get away safely. In the combat his aircraft was shot at low level as a result which he was killed.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Jiwa Singh displayed gallantry and devotion to duty.

Unit : 26 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 17th June 1972 - No.79 - Pres/72 dated 1st June 1972

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
07 Dec 1971Sukhoi-7B-902Sqn Ldr Jiwa Singh +
26 SqnSD F-6 over Chamb ar
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