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Group Captain Tejwant Singh

Service No & Branch 7228 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 09 Mar 1963 Course: 83 Course Entry Mode : Direct
Service End: Retired on 31 Jul 1994
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 13 May 1983Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1987
Badges Qualified
 
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Mar 1987 - 01 Oct 1989Gp Capt5 Tactical Air CenterTezpur Commanding Officer
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Shaurya Chakra
Sqn LdrTejwant Singh7228 F(P)Award Date 22 Apr 1972Announced 26 Jan 1974
Details :

On 27th April, 1972, Squadron Leader Tejwant Singh was detailed as a leader of a 2-aircraft low level escort formation to attack an airfield during an Exercise. At approximately 1800 hours, while flying at a speed of 840 kmph, a large bird struck aircraft. The right side of the canopy was shattered leaving a big gaping hole and Squadron Leader Tejwant Singh sustained injuries on his face, chest and shoulders. He was rendered temporarily blind in the right eye and was bleeding profusely. The canopy was forced partially open and the pilot's microphone was damaged. As a result he was unable to transmit the information about the damage to his aircraft and injuries. However by his determination and a high degree of flying skill, despite his injuries and partial blindness, he bravely tackled the situation and brought the aircraft back to base safely.

In this action, Squadron Leader Tejwant Singh displayed courage and professional skill of a high order.

Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India , 11th May 1974 - No.71 - Pres/74 dated 26th January 1974

Accidents and Incidents: 2

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
06 Nov 1965GnatIE-1068Fg Offr Tejwant Singh
23 Sqnpulled the split-tai
17 Dec 1971MiG-21 FLC-716Flt Lt Tejwant Singh
45 SqnSD by F-86 over Pasr

Articles from Main Site

The India-Pakistan Air War of 1965 by P V S Jagan Mohan & Samir Chopra -
Training At Cranwell by Jagan Pillarisetti -
Mission to Chamb by Gp Capt Apram Jeet Singh VrC (Retd) -
Memories Of No.8 Squadron, IAF by Sqn Ldr T J Thomas -
Pioneers of Formation Aerobatics in IAF by Gp Capt Bharat Singh VrC, VM, MAeSI. -

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