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Squadron Leader Gurbakhash Rai Sahni

Service No & Branch 5457 F(N)
Date of Birth: 12 Jan 1936 Commissioned: 24 Dec 1957 Course: 13 NAV Course Entry Mode : NDA
Service End: Retired on 13 Aug 1978 Voluntary Retirement Died on 09 Mar 2015 (79 Years age)
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 24 Dec 1962
Training and Other Courses Attended
11 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1955
Badges Qualified
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Sqn Ldr
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

12 Jan 1970 - 15 Aug 1971Sqn Ldr5 Mobile Echelon Maintenance UnitSirsa Commanding Officer
27 Jan 1972 - 06 Apr 1972Sqn Ldr5 Mobile Echelon Maintenance UnitSirsa Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal
Flt LtGurbakhash Rai Sahni5457 GD(N)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1967
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Gurbakash Rai Sahni has been a navigator in a Squadron since August 1963. He has always volunteered for difficult missions and has successfully carried out the tasks assigned to him. Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Gurbakash Rai Sahni displayed courage and devotion to duty.

Unit : 106 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 1st April, 1967 - No.24-Pres/67 dated 26th January 1967
Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrGurbakhash Rai Sahni5457 F(N)Award Date 22 Jun 1972Announced 22 Jun 1972
Details :

Squadron Leader Gurbakhash Rai Sahni was commanding a Mobile Echelon Maintenance Unit in a forward area in the Western Sector during the December 1971 operations. He managed the tremendous operational works at his unit in a very efficient manner and sited a large number of observation posts which contributed significantly in taking tactical action in time.

For his leadership, zeal, skill and devotion to duty of a very high order he is awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal.

Unit : 5 MEMU (Sirsa)
Reference : GoI19720622No85
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