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Squadron Leader Charan Singh Dhillon

Service No & Branch 8376 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 18 Apr 1964 Course: 87 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jul 1982 Nick Name : Channi
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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 Oct 1968 - Flt LtNo.108 SquadronBagdogra Flight Commander
- 31 Dec 1975Sqn Ldr32 WingJodhpur SFSO
01 Jan 1976 - 30 Apr 1977Sqn LdrNo.10 SquadronJodhpur Squadron Pilot
01 May 1977 - Sqn LdrNo.4 Squadron Squadron Pilot
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtCharan Singh Dhillon8376 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Charan Singh Dhillon was one of the senior pilots of a Fighter Bomber squadron. On the 4th December, 1971, he carried out a deep day penetration mission to an enemy airfield and destroyed a P.O.L. and Ammunition Dump, despite aerial engagement and heavy ground fire.

While returning from his mission, he was engaged by an enemy aircraft in close combat and though he was extremely short of fuel, yet he successfully disengaged his aircraft. Later, when about 10 miles away from the base, his engine flamed out he successfully force landed at the base and saved the valuable aircraft.

In this action, Flight Lieutenant Charan Singh Dhillon displayed courage and professional skill.

Unit : 20 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972
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