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Air Commodore Jasjit Singh

Service No & Branch 5100 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: 08 Jul 1934 Commissioned: 01 Apr 1956 Course: 68 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jul 1988 Superannuated Died on 04 Aug 2013 (79 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks : 3Sqn(71) Later Director IDSA
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Apr 1957Flt Lt : 01 Apr 1961Sqn Ldr : 01 Apr 1967Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1977
Gp Capt : 19 Nov 1979Acting Air Cmde : 16 Apr 1984Air Cmde : 01 Dec 1984
Training and Other Courses Attended
24 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 23 Nov 1968
Badges Qualified
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Sqn Ldr

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 Jan 1967 - 01 Jan 1968Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
20 Jan 1975 - 11 Apr 1977Wg CdrNo.17 SquadronHalwara Commanding Officer
26 Mar 1979 - 17 Sep 1979Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Flight Safety)
01 Dec 1979 - 01 Dec 1981Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Joint Director (Offensive Operations)
04 Jan 1982 - 03 Jul 1983Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Air Induct)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 4
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrJasjit Singh5100 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in 1971, Squadron Leader Jasjit Singh flew a number of operational missions over heavily defended enemy areas. In spite of heavy ground opposition he pressed home his attacks and destroyed a number of enemy tanks, gun positions and bunkers. He also supervised the servicing of aircraft and thus ensured maximum serviceability of aircraft for operations.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Jasjit Singh displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 3 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrJasjit Singh5100 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1974
Details :

Squadron Leader Jasjit Singh served as a Flight Commander in an operational Squadron in the Eastern Sector in 1961-62. During this tenure, he displayed outstanding flying ability, a sound grasp of administrative matters and exceptional devotion to duty. Thereafter, he has not only maintained the high standards but has also improved flying and administrative talents. He is a qualified Flying Instructor and had done excellent work both in our own training institution and also during his deputation to a foreign Air Force. He has a Flying record of over 3300 hours of accident-free flying. In addition, he has achieved outstanding results in an operational capacity having carried out operational flying during the Indo-Pak Conflict of 1971, for which he has been awarded Vir Chakra. He successfully graduated from the Defence Services Staff College. During his stay in the Career Planning Cell at Air Headquarters, he has worked incessantly at the complex problems of Manpower Planning with the Permanent Manpower Planning Committee, both for officers and airmen. In addition, his direct contribution to the career Planning Papers/Presentation has been commendable. His personal example of diligence, devotion to duty and dedication has been an excellent example to all the stag who worked alongside him in the Personnel Directorate,

Throughout, Squadron Leader Jasjit Singh displayed courage professional skill and devotion to duty in the best traditions of the Air Force.

Unit : 7 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 6th July 1974 - No.85 - Pres/74 dated 26th January 1974
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptJasjit Singh5100 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1984Announced 26 Jan 1984
Details :

Group Captain Jasjit Singh VrC, VM (5100) Flying (Pilot) commissioned on 01 Apr 56 has had a distinguished record of service. He stood first in every course of instruction attended. He has command a MiG Squadron with distinction and was Chief Operation Officer of a major Air Force Station. Group Captain Jasjit Singh served in the Directorate of Flight Safety for 1½ years as a Deputy Director responsible for prevention of accidents and later as the Director of Flight Safety for one year. During these assignments, the officer undertook a number of in-depth studies to identify weak areas so that effective preventive programme could be adopted. Amongst the more notable work done was planning the AVSM 1984 establishment of Institute of Flight Safety (third such institution in the world), the case for preflight meals for aircrew, transit facilities for aircrew etc. His work highlighted the impending impact of depletion of trained and experienced technical manpower and since the problem was identified in time, remedial measures could be introduced. Under his personal guidance and direction the programme of computerization of flight safety information was initiated and put on sound footing. A new approach to accident reporting system was also introduced based on the studies and analysis done by the officer. For the first time, the flight safety programme was enlarged in scope to include active coordination with other organizations/departments in the country. Some of the main features of such activities were research projects for bird surveys on airfields, Bird Control and Environment Committee under the overall coordination of SA to RM etc.

Group Captain Jasjit Singh took over the duties of Director Operations (Aircraft Induction) on its formation at Air Headquarters wef Nov 82. This challenging assignment involved operational planning for efficient and expeditious exploitation of all new aircraft on induction into service. The task in hand includes a variety of aircraft: the next generation sophisticated high­technology air superiority fighter (Mirage-2000), a modern attack helicopter (Mi-25); a new medium transport aircraft (AN-32); and a modern high performance tactical strike fighter (MiG-27). Bulk of the work done by the office in this branch, of necessity, remains on the highly classified list. But it can stated with a great degree of confidence and assurance that his service to the Air Force, especially in the field of operational perspective planning, realistic approach to operational needs of the IAF and viable means to achieve a high level of combat worthiness have gone a long way in enhancing the operational preparedness of the IAF.

Group Captain Jasjit Singh has over a sustained period of time, worked hard with dedication and commitment to the service, regardless of personnel inconvenience and has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19840126
Padma Bhushan
Air CmdeJasjit Singh5100 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2006Announced 26 Jan 2006
Details : IDSA
Unit :
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Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
01 Aug 1973MiG-21 FLSqn Ldr Jasjit Singh
3 SqnDNE - Bird hit at Hi

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