|Service No & Branch||6007 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))||Stream :Fighters|
|Date of Birth: -- --- ----||Commissioned: 15 Dec 1960||Course: 78 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 31 Jul 2000 Superannuated||Nick Name : Ben|
|Qualifications Held :|
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|07 May 1979 - 14 Jun 1981||Wg Cdr||No.29 Squadron||Jamnagar||Commanding Officer|
|26 Jun 1981 - 17 Oct 1982||Wg Cdr||No.20 Squadron||Hashimara||Commanding Officer|
|12 Jan 1987 - 11 Jan 1989||Air Cmde||33 Wing||Jamnagar||Air Officer Commanding|
|01 Mar 1989 - 31 Mar 1992||Air Cmde||Embassy of India, France||Paris||Air Attache|
|01 Apr 1992 - 28 Feb 1993||Air Cmde||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Director (Air Staff Requirements)|
|01 Mar 1993 - 01 Apr 1995||AVM||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Director, Intelligence|
|01 Apr 1995 - 31 Mar 1996||Air Marshal||South Western Air Command||Jodhpur||Senior Air Staff Officer|
|01 Apr 1996 - 03 Jan 1999||Air Marshal||Eastern Air Command||Shillong||Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief|
|04 Jan 1999 - 31 Jul 2000||Air Marshal||PSO: Operations, Air HQ||Delhi||Vice Chief of Air Staff|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Prithvi Singh Brar||6007 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1981|
|Details :|| |
Wing Commander Prithvi Singh Brar has been in Command of an operational supersonic fighter squadron since May, 1979. He was commissioned in December, 1960 and has since held a number of important appointments.
During his active squadron service, he acquired a fully operational status on jet fighters which included Vampire, Hunter, Gnat and MiG-21. He has to his credit 2000 accident free flying hours on these aircraft. By dint of hard work, he has completed the Pilot Attack Instructor, the Fighter Combat Leader, and the Defence Services Staff College Courses. His performance during Indo-Pak Conflicts, 1965 and 1971 was commendable. He was appointed founder member of Tactics and Development Establishment and served as flying inspector at the Directorate of Air Staff Inspection. During this period he endeavoured for and achieved high standards of combat training. As inspector at Directorate of Air Staff Inspection, he raised the operational readiness and effectiveness of our fighter squadrons through his personal supervision and guidance.
On his return from a tenure abroad, he was put in Command of an operational MiG21 Squadron where he worked hard to build up the combat potential of his Squadron. As a result, his Squadron achieved the distinction of being as the secondĂ‚Âbest Squadron for Instrument Rating Trophy.
Wing Commander Prithvi Singh Brar thus displayed professional skill, qualities of able leadership and devotion to duty of a high order.
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 20th March 1982 - No.15- Pres/82 dated 26th January 1981|
|Ati Vishist Seva Medal|
|Gp Capt||Prithvi Singh Brar||6007 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1983||Announced 26 Jan 1983|
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Group Captain Prithvi Singh Brar, VM, was commissioned in 1960. His entire service has been marked with outstanding professionalism in every field of activity that he has been involved.
During the course of the career, Group Captain Brar was chosen for some highly sophisticated fighters such as Vampire, Hunter, Gnat and MiGĂ‚Â21. He has amassed nearly 2000 hours without any accident on these aircraft. During the course of his career, Group Captain Brar was chosen for some highly responsible and professional appointments like founder member of Tactics and Combat Development Establishment and flying inspector at Directorate of Air Staff Inspection. In discharging his duties as an instructor at Tactics & Combat Development and Training Establishment, he ensured and achieved very high standards of combat training.
In May 1979, immediately on his return from tenure abroad, he was put at the helm of an Operational MiG-21 Squadron. As a Squadron Commander, he applied himself very painstakingly to buildup combat potential of the Squadron. In June 1981, he was specially selected to command a squadron, which was allotted the task of Formation aerobatics and air displays throughout the country during the Golden Jubilee year of the IAF. He was entrusted with the task of selecting pilots, training them and leading the aerobatic team in its practices and for air displays.
Group Captain Brar, because of his devotion and total dedicated involvement achieved what is popularly known as the Thunderbolts. Their flying displays were a demonstration of precision formation flying whilst carrying out spectacular aerobatic manoeuvres.
Group Captain Prithvi Singh Brar has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.
|Reference : GoI19830126|
|Bar to Ati Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Cmde||Prithvi Singh Brar||6007 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1989||Announced 26 Jan 1989|
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Air Commodore Prithvi Singh Brar was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in December, 1960. Since then he has held various flying and command appointments.
During his tenure as Air Officer Commanding of a wing in South Western Sector, there have been remarkable all round improvements, not only in the operational capabilities of all fighting elements at the Station, but also in the quality of life enjoyed by base personnel. The Station provided safe and very highly organized operational environment for the squadrons to operate in.
In the training field, with the innovative ideas and improved training programmes, he was able to fully optimize the man-power resources. To overcome the shortage of qualified officers in the newly raised Pechora Squadron of his Station, he organized specialized training of some selected airmen to perform the duties of Guidance Officers of the Combat Flight. This singular experiment of his has not only ensured the operational availability of the combat flights but has also become an example to other Pechora Squadrons. Air Cmde Brar has involved himself in every activity of the Station. His innovative ideas have resulted in remarkable economy of manpower utilization. Welfare measures introduced in educational, cultural and other fields have brought about a motivational change in the Station.
Air Commodore Prithvi Singh Brar AVSM VM has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.
|Reference : GoI19890126|
|Param Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Marshal||Prithvi Singh Brar||6007 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1998||Announced 26 Jan 1998|
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Air Marshal Prithvi Singh Brar AVSM & Bar VM was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in December, 1960. Since then he has held various flying and command appointments. His entire service has been marked with outstanding professionalism in every field of activity that he has been involved with. Throughout his distinguished career, he has always strived to set new standards in professional skill, dedication to duty and personal commitment. For his professional skill and leadership he was awarded Vayu Sena Medal in 1981 and Ati Vishist Seva Medal in 1983. In 1989 he received Bar to AVSM for his dynamic leadership and sustained hard-work in commanding a base in the south western sector.
During his tenure as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Air Command there has been remarkable all round improvements, not only in the operational capabilities of the various units under EAC, but also in the quality of life enjoyed by all personnel. One of the main tasks of the EAC is to undertake time bound training of budding fighter pilots prior to their induction into the front-line operational squadrons. In spite of manpower and other resource crunch, the pilot training has always been completed on time. Air Marshal Brar's innovative ideas and improved training programmes are the driving force behind this commendable achievement. His personal involvement in each and every aspect of command functions have resulted in many a innovations that have been implemented by other Commands in the IAF,
Air Marshal Prithvi Singh Brar AVSM & Bar VM has thus rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.
|Unit : EAC|
|Reference : GoI19980126|