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Air Commodore Chandra Mohan Singla

Service No & Branch 6893 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Helicopters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 14 Jan 1963 Course: 83 Course
Service End: Retired on 17 Sep 1990 Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 09 Mar 1964Gp Capt : 19 Jul 1985Air Cmde : 01 Nov 1989
Training and Other Courses Attended
21 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 196130 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 30 Nov 1974
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Air Cmde
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

02 Jun 1972 - 20 Jan 1974Sqn LdrNo.112 Helicopter UnitBagdogra Commanding Officer
- Wg CdrCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Directing Staff
02 Apr 1981 - 19 Feb 1982Wg CdrHelicopter Training SchoolHakimpet Commanding Officer
25 May 1981 - 17 Jul 1984Wg CdrDte Agri AviationDelhi Chief of Ops (RW)
- 17 Sep 1990Air CmdeEastern Air CommandShillong Air-II
- Air Cmde3 WingPalam (Delhi) Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Flt LtChandra Mohan Singla6893 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Chandra Mohan Singla served with a Helicopter Unit in the Eastern Sector. On the night of 7th/8th December, he flew an armed helicopter and gave cover to a special Heliborne operation at Sylhet. During this mission, the enemy directed intense ground fire on him and his helicopter was hit at eight places. Flight Lieutenant Singla kept up these missions and gave air cover for 4½ hours and fired 35 rockets at ground targets with exceptional accuracy. Thereafter, he continued to operate on such hazardous missions every night from 7th December to 12th December at various places in enemy territory and deep behind the enemy lines. For his outstanding devotion to duty, determination and cool courage in the face of enemy, Flight Lieutenant Chandra Mohan Singla is awarded the Vir Chakra. Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Chandra Mohan Singla displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 110 HU
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972
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