|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 :|
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|01 Jan 1966 - 01 Jan 1968||Sqn Ldr||Flying Instructors School||Tambaram||Flying Instructor|
|01 Dec 1971 - 07 Dec 1971||Sqn Ldr||No.26 Squadron||Adampur||Flight Commander A Flt|
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|Sqn Ldr||Jiwa Singh||4893 F(P)||Award Date 07 Dec 1971||Announced 26 Jan 1972|
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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|
|Date||Aircraft Type||Tail No||Pilot/Crew||Unit||Remarks|
|07 Dec 1971||Sukhoi-7||B-902||Sqn Ldr Jiwa Singh +||26 Sqn||SD F-6 over Chamb ar|