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Air Commodore Sardari Lal Gupta

Service No & Branch 5728 LGS
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 31 May 1959 Course: 17 GDOC Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Dec 1990
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Aug 1979Acting Gp Capt : 01 Feb 1984Gp Capt : 01 May 1984Air Cmde : 01 Sep 1988
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- 01 Dec 1977Sqn LdrEmbassy of India, USAWashington Asst Air Attache
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrSardari Lal Gupta5728 LGSAward Date 22 Jun 1972Announced 22 Jun 1972
Details :

Squadron Leader Sardari Lal Gupta was commissioned in the Logistics Branch of the Indian Air Force in May, 1959. During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, he was posted as the Senior Logistics Officer at a forward base in the Western Sector.

Throughout the hostilities he remained at his post round the clock hardly with any rest and encouraged his men stay at work even during nights. On the night of 4th December, 1971, his area was bombed and some portions of section were damaged. Despite this with utter disregard to his personal safety he organised his men and material resources exceptionally well with the consequence that the flow of equipment was maintained which enabled the base to carry out all the operational tasks successfully. During the period of operations, under his stewardship the quantum of task completed by equipment section was five times more than that of proceeding 14 days.

Squadron Leader Sardari Lal Gupta displayed dedication to duty, organising ability and professional skill of a I order and thereby rendered distinguished service. He is awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal.

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Reference : GoI19720622No85

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
04 Mar 1959Dakota C-47HJ-243Fg Offr Sardari Lal Gupta
11 SqnDitched in Brahmaput
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