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Air Commodore Baljit Singh Sawhney

Service No & Branch 6558 AE(M) (Orig: ENG)

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Date of Birth: 27 Apr 1940 Commissioned: 01 Jun 1962 Course: 20 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 12 Jun 1994
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 01 Jun 1967Wg Cdr : 26 Aug 1982Gp Capt : 19 Nov 1985Acting Air Cmde : 12 Nov 1990
Air Cmde : 16 Feb 1991
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

02 Sep 1985 - 17 Jan 1988Gp CaptMechanical Transport Training InstituteAvadi Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrBaljit Singh Sawhney6558 AE(M)Award Date 22 Jun 1972Announced 22 Jun 1972
Details :

Squadron Leader Baljit Singh Sahmey (6558) was commissioned in the Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) Branch of the Indian Air Force in June, 1962. He has been serving as the Chief Technical Officer of an Air Force Station in the Eastern Sector since January, 1971.

Within a short period of two months, he established second line servicing of a transport aircraft which had earlier been carried out by Messrs. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. During the Indo-Pak operations in December, 1971, he maintained a high rate of 86 percent aircraft serviceability rate and thereby enabled the Squadrons to complete their missions successfully.

Squadron Leader Baljit Singh Sahmey displayed high professional skill, leadership and devotion to duty and has rendered distinguished service of a high order. He is awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal.

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Reference : GoI19720622No85
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