Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Group Captain Ashok Kumar Singh

Service No & Branch 9481 F(P)

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Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 16 May 1965 Course: 92 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Sep 1996 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985Gp Capt : 01 Jul 1991
Training and Other Courses Attended
19 FCL (Sqn Ldr) - 01 Mar 198124 LDMC (Gp Capt) - 31 Mar 1994
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.

Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Flt LtAshok Kumar Singh9481 F(P)Award Date 17 Dec 1971Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, as a pilot in a FighterBomber Squadron, Flight Lieutenant Ashok Kumar Singh flew 15 missions deep in the enemy territory in the face of heavy ground and air opposition. On the 17th December, 1971, he was ordered to undertake a photo reconnaissance mission which involved flying the aircraft at extreme range and over a target which was heavily defended. While he was over the target his aircraft was hit by enemy ground fire resulting in leakage of fuel. Undeterred and in complete disregard to his personal safety he completed the mission flying the aircraft skillfully and landed safely with critical fuel state, and brought back vital information.

In this action, Flight Lieutenant Ashok Kumar Singh displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 31 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972
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