Squadron Leader Vijay Pal Singh Gill is serving as Flight Commander of an Operational Squadron. He has to his credit nearly 6,000 accident free flying hours of which 2,200 hours were on operational missions. He has set a high standard in airmanship and has always been in the forefront of all arduous and difficult missions. His enthusiasm has inspired all those who have come in contact with him. He has taken keen interest in training and has ensured that pilots of his Squadron are qualified as captains in the shortest possible time.