Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Group Captain Charanjit Singh Sandhu

Service No & Branch 5591 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 19 Dec 1958 Course: 73 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 May 1988 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 13 May 1983Gp Capt : 01 Jul 1986
Training and Other Courses Attended
13 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1956
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 Feb 1971 - 05 Feb 1974Sqn LdrNo.110 Helicopter Unit Commanding Officer
29 Mar 1982 - 08 Jul 1984Wg CdrNo.131 FAC FlightUdhampur Commanding Officer
23 Nov 1987 - 31 May 1988Gp CaptAFS SuryalankaSuryalanka Station Commander
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrCharanjit Singh Sandhu5591 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Squadron Leader Charanjit Singh Sandhu was in command of a helicopter unit. On the night of December the 7th and 8th December, 1971, he personally led a special heli-born operation deep behind the enemy positions in the Eastern Sector. During the very first mission his force came under enemy fire, but he successfully carried out the landings of his force. The same night he flew an additional five similar missions.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Charanjit Singh Sandhu displayed gallantry, professional skill and leadership of a high order.

Unit : 105 HU
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972
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