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Air Vice Marshal Manpreet Singh Brar

Service No & Branch 8715 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: 12 Aug 1944 Commissioned: 01 Aug 1964 Course: 89/90 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Aug 2001 Superannuated Died on 05 Oct 2019 (75 Years age) Nick Name : Counta
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Aug 1965Wg Cdr : 06 Mar 1984Gp Capt : 01 Jun 1987Acting Air Cmde : 19 Apr 1993
Air Cmde : 19 Apr 1993AVM : 03 Oct 1997
Training and Other Courses Attended
36 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1996
Badges Qualified
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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

12 Dec 1983 - 08 Dec 1985Wg CdrNo.24 Squadron Commanding Officer
28 Jan 1989 - 19 Apr 1992Gp Capt34 WingBhaisana (Bhatinda) Station Commander
08 Jan 1994 - 07 Jan 1996Air Cmde16 WingHashimara Air Officer Commanding
- AVM2 Air Defence Control CentreGandhinagar Air Officer Commanding
- 17 Aug 1998AVM1 Air Defence Control CentreDelhi Air Officer Commanding
17 Aug 1998 - AVMAdvance HQ, Western Air CommandChandimandir Air Officer Commanding
15 Feb 1999 - 31 Aug 2001AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Training
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrManpreet Singh Brar8715 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1987
Details :

Wing Commander Manpreet Singh Brar was the Commanding Officer of an Air Defence Fighter Squadron from Dec 83 to Dec 85. He took over the unit at a time when the unit had just overcome the after effects of a fatal accident. During this initial period he strove very hard and used every bit of his vast experience to get his squadron in the air again. With his relentless efforts and true personal example, he was able to motivate his personnel and guide them to achieve the stipulated task.

With limited resources both in terms of trained pilots and ground crew, the Squadron has been able to achieve a record number of hours in day and night flying for the year 1984-85. To achieve this gigantic flying task he has had to do extensive early morning and late evening flying. This exacting job demanded constant attention. Being an Air Defence squadron, the unit had to regularly do outstation Operational Readiness Platform commitments which were accomplished time and again to the entire satisfaction of all.

The Squadron carried out this extensive flying with absolute safety. This achievement is even more creditable in view of the fact that many of the young pilots were under conversion or operational training. This was recognized through the award of Western Air Command Flight Safety Trophy to the unit for the year 1984-85.

Wg Cdr Brar's operational orientation is remarkable. He has always displayed excellent professional skill, initiative combined with cheerfulness willingness to accept additional responsibilities at all times.

For his professional skill, devotion to duty and commendable contribution made to the operational efficiency of the Squadron, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Wing Commander Manpreet Singh Brar.

Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India dated 25th April 1987 - No.37-Pres/87 dated 26th January 1987
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptManpreet Singh Brar8715 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1993Announced 26 Jan 1993
Details :

Group Captain Manprit Singh Brar commanded a Wing of the Indian Air Force from 23rd January, 1989 to the 30th March, 1992. During this period, the internal security situation in Punjab had been a cause of grave national concern. Under these circumstances, the Wing had to be on high operational preparedness to meet both internal and external threat. The officer provided all out infrastructural support and guidance to the flying and other units and these units performed creditably without compromising flight safety in any way.

Group Captain Brar's involvement in all activities of the Wing has set a fine example to other personnel under his command. While being a hard task master, the well being of his personnel also remains uppermost in his mind. Consequently, his leadership has inspired to give their best to the service.

Group Captain Manprit Singh Brar, VM has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19930126
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