Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Flight Lieutenant Harkewal Singh

Service No & Branch 5604 GD(P)
Date of Birth: Commissioned: 19 Dec 1958 Course: 73 Course
Service End: Died in Service 07 Feb 1968 Aircraft Loss Antonov An-12 at Chandiga
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Training and Other Courses Attended
13 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1956
Badges Qualified
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtHarkewal Singh5604 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1967
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Harkewal Singh has been engaged in operational flying in NEFA and Jammu and Kashmir areas since December 1956. During this period, he has carried out a total 3441 flying hours of which 2255 hours have been over forward areas. He has frequently volunteered to provide transport support to the Army over hazardous and mountainous terrain and has been an example to the pilots of his squadron. Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Harkewal Singh displayed courage and devotion to duty.

Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India dated 1st April, 1967 - No.24-Pres/67 dated 26th January 1967

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
07 Feb 1968Antonov An-12BL-534Flt Lt Harkewal Singh +
Sqn Ldr Pran Nath Malhotra +
25 SqnMissing over Rohtang
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