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Group Captain Baljeet Singh

Service No & Branch 9557 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 16 May 1965 Course: 93 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Oct 1995 Superannuated Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 16 May 1966Wg Cdr : 20 Jul 1986Gp Capt : 01 Jan 1992
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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

01 Feb 1988 - Wg CdrNo.133 FAC FlightJaisalmer Commanding Officer
26 Aug 1991 - 30 Jun 1993Gp CaptNo.129 Helicopter UnitHindan Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Gp CaptBaljeet Singh9557 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1994
Details :

Gp Capt Baljeet Singh was commissioned on 16 May 65 and has been the Commanding Officer of an operational Helicopter Unit (HU) since 26 Aug 91.

Gp Capt Baljeet Singh has achieved a unique distinction of being the only helicopter pilot to exceed 10,000 hrs of flying in the Indian Air Force. This marvelous feat was achieved by him over a span of 28 years of accident free flying which speaks volumes of his professional competence. He has flown various types of helicopters viz. Mi-4, Mi-8, Mi17, Chetak and Cheetah over terrains like the desert, the high reaches of the Siachen Glacier, the uncertain weather zones of the North East and over the vast expanse of the Sea. He has undertaken missions covering flood relief, counter-insurgency, Air Maintenance to VVIP communication duties. He had been commended by the Chief of the Air Staff twice i.e., in Jan 77 and Aug 83 for qualities of airmanship and devotion to duty.

For exceptional devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Gp Capt Baljeet Singh.

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Reference : Gazette of India dated 19th March 1994. - No.20-Pres/94 dated 26th January 1994
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