|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|
|Qualifications Held :|
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|01 Oct 1968 -||Flt Lt||No.108 Squadron||Bagdogra||Flight Commander|
|- 31 Dec 1975||Sqn Ldr||32 Wing||Jodhpur||SFSO|
|01 Jan 1976 - 30 Apr 1977||Sqn Ldr||No.10 Squadron||Jodhpur||Squadron Pilot|
|01 May 1977 -||Sqn Ldr||No.4 Squadron||Squadron Pilot|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)|
|Flt Lt||Charan Singh Dhillon||8376 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|