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Group Captain Jasminder Singh Kahlon

Service No & Branch 8190 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters| Helicopters
Date of Birth: 16 Jun 1944 Commissioned: 31 Dec 1963 Course: 86 Course
Service End: Retired on 04 Jul 1991 Voluntary Retirement Died on 05 Aug 2003 (59 Years age) Nick Name : King
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 05 Mar 1984Acting Gp Capt : 01 Feb 1990Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1989
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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

- 01 Mar 1981Sqn LdrNo.114 Helicopter Unit Squadron Pilot
07 Jul 1981 - 08 Jan 1984Wg CdrNo.114 Helicopter UnitJammu Commanding Officer
14 Apr 1986 - 05 Jul 1987Wg Cdr2 Maharastra Air Sqn NCCNagpur Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Shaurya Chakra
Wg CdrJasminder Singh Kahlon8190 F(P)Award Date 27 Aug 1981Announced 06 Oct 1982
Details :

On the 27th August, 1981, Wing Commander Jasminder Sing Kahlon was detailed to extricate the body of one Mr. MASAZUMI KASHI who had died as a result of a fall from the Drung area of Zanskar valley in Ladakh. In spite of the extremely inhospitable weather conditions and at the very great altitude of over 17,500 ft. Wing Commander Kahlon landed his CHEETAH helicopter on the right skid keeping the left skid suspended in the air while his copilot and a guide carried the body from the crevasse and put it into the helicopter, he maintained this position at great risk to his person and the helicopter.

Wing Commander Jasminder Sing Kahlon, thus, displayed conspicuous courage and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 114 HU
Reference : Gazette of India , 16th October 1982 - No.43 - Pres/82 dated 6th October 1982

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
29 Aug 1973Vampire T55BY-402Flt Lt Jasminder Singh Kahlon
Flt Cdt Shyamlal Ghosh
FTWejection due to engi
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