|Service No & Branch||5132 AE(M) (Orig: ENG)|
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|Date of Birth: -- --- ----||Commissioned: 24 Feb 1956||Course: 1 EROC Course||Entry Mode : Airmen|
|Service End:||Retired on 15 Jan 1974|
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|Ati Vishist Seva Medal|
|Sqn Ldr||Karam Singh||5132 TECH||Award Date 26 Jan 1965||Announced 26 Jan 1965|
|Details :|| |
Squadron Leader Karam Singh was in command of one of our Repair and Salvage Units from June 1962 to March 1964. The task of the unit was to repair and salvage aircraft all over the Western Sector.
In the face of such extreme difficulties as inaccessible areas of operations, difficult terrain, adverse weather condition and shortage of manpower, the officer carried out his duties in an exemplary manner during the period of his Command. The following two examples highlight the commendable efforts put in by this officer in the discharge of his arduous duties:ﾃつｭ During, the period Decembar, 1962/ January, 1963, the officer was called upon by Western Air Command to carry out extensive repairs to a crashed aircraft C-130 of the United States Air Force engaged in airlifting operations for our defence forces at Leh. Despite the nonﾃつｭavailability of standard repair schemes, specialist advice or adequate maintenance facilities, this officer, leading a handful of men, successfully carried out major repairs to the aircraft, at the scene of the crash, under most arduous working conditions at subﾃつｭzero temperature.
In September, 1963 he was called upon to undertake major repairs to an IAF aircraft ANﾃつｭ12 which had suffered extensive damage at an advanced airstrip in the J&K. Despite the nonﾃつｭavailability of proper materials, test equipment and schemes for repair he led his men and carried out the repairs in the shortest time possible.
He displayed a high degree of professional skill, praiseworthy qualities of leadership and perseverance in the face of almost insurmountable difficulties. All these were collectively responsible for the successful completion of the task.
Squadron Leader Karam Singh has thus rendered valuable service of an exceptional order, which is in keeping with the highest traditions of the Indian Air Force.
|Reference : GoI19650126|
|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Karam Singh||5132 AE(M)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1972|
|Details :||During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Wing Commander Karam Singh was in charge of the Aircraft Servicing Division of the Base Repair Depot. He was responsible for carrying out major repairs and camera modification of a large number of aircraft. He inspired his men to work day and night and produced maximum number of aircraft in record time for operational use by the Squadrons.Throughout, Wing Commander Karam Singh displayed professional skill, leadership and devotion to duty.|
|Unit : 1 BRD|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972|