|Service No & Branch||8529 ADM|
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|Date of Birth: -- --- ----||Commissioned: 27 Jun 1964||Course: 30 GDOC Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 12 Oct 1989|
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|Vishist Seva Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Amarjit Singh||8529 ADM||Award Date 26 Jan 1988||Announced 26 Jan 1988|
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Wing Commander Amarjit Singh was commissioned on 24 Jun 64 in ADM Branch and underwent ATCO's course in Oct 64. He has served as Senior Air Traffic Control Officer at a number of operational bases.
An accord to end ethic strife in Sri Lanka was arrived at between Government of Sri Lanka and India on 29 July 87. In pursuance of this accord, there was an immediate requirement of airlifting Indian Peace keeping forces in Sri Lanka. Wing Commander Amarjit Singh was detailed as leader of the IAF team which was airlifted at a very short notice on the night of 29 Jul 87 for deployment at an operational location in Sri Lanka. The task assigned to this team was to set up communication links, provide air traffic control and turn-around facilities to a large number of transport aircraft which were following this team. Wing Commander Amarjit Singh achieved his task within minutes of his arrival by motivating his team with his dedication, personal example and inspiring leadership. The dedicated work put in this team was largely instrumental in successful launching of 55 operational sorties on the first day itself, thereby making a success of an internationally important task assigned to the IAF.
On 01 Aug 87 the runway was blocked by a Chitra aircraft which landed with a nosewheel collapse. Undeterred by the lack of proper equipment and inadequate facilities, Wing Commander Amarjit Singh mobilized all the available resources and ensured that the runway was cleared in the shortest time. But for this prompt and quick reaction displayed by him, the air operations would have been seriously jeopardized.
For the high professional skill, exemplary dedication, courage and qualities of leadership displayed while accomplishing an internationally important mission, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Wing Commander Amarjit Singh.
|Reference : GoI19880126|