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Air Vice Marshal Harbans Perminder Singh

Service No & Branch 7485 F(N)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 22 Jun 1963 Course: 24 NAV Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Jun 2000 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 22 Jun 1964Wg Cdr : 06 Aug 1981Gp Capt : 21 Apr 1986Acting Air Cmde : 04 Jan 1990
Air Cmde : 02 Jul 1990AVM : 01 Jan 1996
Training and Other Courses Attended
31 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1991
Badges Qualified
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Fg Offr
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

19 Apr 1982 - Wg CdrNo.2209 Squadron Commanding Officer
14 Oct 1985 - 05 Nov 1987Gp CaptAFS SuryalankaSuryalanka Station Commander
26 Nov 1987 - 30 Nov 1988Gp Capt26 WingThane Station Commander
03 Jan 1992 - 09 Jan 1994Air CmdeAFS New DelhiRace Course Air Officer Commanding
- 30 Nov 1999AVMSouth Western Air CommandGandhinagar Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
01 Feb 1996 - 09 Jul 1998AVMEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vir Chakra
Flt LtHarbans Perminder Singh7485 F(N)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Harbans Perminder Singh was serving with a Bomber Squadron. On the 5th December, 1971, he was detailed on a mission to raid an enemy airfield. The route to target involved deep penetration into enemy territory having adequate radar coverage. The target itself was well defended with enemy fighters and ack-ack. He reached the target and bombed it with accuracy. He also successfully completed six other missions allotted to him.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Harbans Perminder Singh displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 5 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrHarbans Perminder Singh7485 F(N)Award Date 26 Jan 1985Announced 26 Jan 1985
Details :

Wing Commander Harbans Perminder Singh assumed the command of a missile squadron on 19 April 82. He has flown over 4700 hrs on transport and bomber aircraft. For his active participation during the 1971 IndoPak conflict, he was awarded Vir Chakra.

Immediately, on taking over the command of the unit, he set about the task of reorienting the squadron with the clear aim of making it operationally viable. The terrain of operation, being uneven and sandy, movement of heavy trailers and vehicles was difficult. He realised the compelling necessity of operating the combat flights from their operational sites. To achieve this task, he carried out detailed reconnaissance and, exercising initiative and resourcefulness, carried out a large number of mobility exercises. The new methods and innovations devised by him to improve operational mobility were highly appreciated.

Under his dynamic leadership and professional guidance, the squadron acquitted itself very creditably during all inspections and exercises. The operational status of the unit, viz. the functioning of the squadron, its training, upkeep of equipment, specialist and common user vehicles, is commendable. His squadron performed exceedingly well in the Air Defence Exercises and proved its combat worthiness.

The officer is highly service-oriented, selfmotivated and totally dedicated to the cause of the Air Force. He stands out as a dynamic commander with an enthusiastic approach to all intricate problems and is always willing to shoulder any responsibility, however onerous it may be.

For his selfless devotion to duty, resourcefulness in tackling operational problems, diligence and dedicated application to all service matters, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Wing Commander Harbans Perminder Singh.

Unit : 2209 Sqn
Reference : GoI19850126
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