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Wing Commander Harjit Singh Bedi

Service No & Branch 7603 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 25 Jul 1963 Course:
Service End: Retired on 01 Dec 1993
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 13 May 1983
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

20 Jun 1977 - 28 Feb 1979Sqn LdrNo.107 Helicopter Unit Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtHarjit Singh Bedi7603 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Harjit Singh Bedi flew twenty-six operational missions in the form of reconnaissance, emergency supply and casualty evacuation, from one of the forward airfields in the Rajasthan sector. He carried out these missions despite bombing and straffing of the areas by enemy aircraft. On the 14th December, 1971, while he was going to land at a Helipad in a forward area for evacuation of casualties, four enemy aircraft attacked in the vicinity. Despite these attacks, he landed his Helicopter in such a manner that the enemy aircraft could not spot it. He thus not only saved the Helicopter, but also remained with it and flew it back to base.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Harjit Singh Bedi displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty.

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Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972
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