Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Group Captain Hitendra Singh Chimni

Service No & Branch 8543 ADM
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 27 Jun 1964 Course: 30 GDOC Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Jun 1997
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985Gp Capt : 01 Sep 1990
Training and Other Courses Attended
33 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 26 Nov 1977
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Flt LtHitendra Singh Chimni8543 ADMAward Date 22 Jun 1972Announced 22 Jun 1972
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Hitendra Singh Chimni was commissioned in Administrative Branch of the Indian Air Force in June, 1964. During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, he was employed on Air Traffic Control at a forward air base in the Western Sector. Throughout the operations he maintained a very high standard in controlling extremely heavy air traffic by devising and efficiently introd ucing new methods. He also handled many emergencies with great presence of mind and controlled heavy air traffic, at times upto forty aircraft with varying state of fuel, armament and even battle casualties.

He excelled in the utilisation of Ground Control Approach radar as an early warning system and at many times succeeded in detecting hostile aircraft movements which could not be noticed by other types of radars.

He also commanded Platoons of Defence Security Corp and in a short time introduced new methods of training on anti-commando/ infiltrator technique and transformed them from peace time pole into an integral part of the ground defence system during the operations.

Flight Lieutenant Hitendra Singh Chimni displayed organising ability dedication to duty and professional skill a high order and thereby rendered distinguished service beyond the normal call of duty. He is awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal.

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Reference : GoI19720622No85
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