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Wing Commander Iqbal Singh

Service No & Branch 8801 AE(L)

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Date of Birth: Commissioned: 06 Jul 1964 Course: 28 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jul 1988 Voluntary Retirement
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Wg Cdr : 06 Jun 1986
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrIqbal Singh8801 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 1988Announced 26 Jan 1988
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Wing Commander Iqbal Singh was commissioned in the Indian Air Force on 06 Jul 64. After his initial training he served as Radar Officer in two missile combat squadrons.

In recognition of his exceptional performance in the guided weapons stream, he was specially selected and posted to Radar System Installation Unit on its formation in 1973 for installation of a radar under the Air Defence Ground Environment System Plan. While all officers posted to the Radar System installation Unit, on its formation have been specially trained for the task, in France and Italy, Wing Commander Iqbal Singh was the only exception. Because of his skill, caliber and competence, he was considered suitable for the task even without formal training. During this tenure he participated in the installation of radars at three locations. While serving as Senior Radar Systems Officer in one of the important Air Defence Radar Units of the country in the Western Sector he designed an electronic Coder using indigenous spares (worth Rs. 2000/-) as possible replacements for imported optical encoder costing over Rs. 2-3 lakhs each and saved valuable foreign exchange.

In Apr 86 he was posted to RCPO as a Project Engineer (Radar Systems). His duties included induction, planning procurement, monitoring, field installations and commissioning of radar and associated systems. Two high power static Radars were commissioned and availability of these two radars has enhanced the air deference capability of the Air Force. Wing Commander Iqbal Singh made a very significant contribution to the success of these tasks.

For his high degree of professional skill, leadership, devotion to the service, initiative, hard work and sincerity distinguished service of a very high order, the President is pleased to award Vishisht

Seva Medal to Wing Commander Iqbal Singh.

Unit : RCPO
Reference : GoI19880126

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