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Air Commodore Mohinderjit Singh Singha

Service No & Branch 9711 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 16 Oct 1965 Course: 94 Course Entry Mode : Direct
Service End: Retired on 31 Mar 1997
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985Gp Capt : 12 Oct 1988Air Cmde : 02 Jan 1995
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

07 Jan 1977 - Sqn LdrGovt. of West Bengal 
01 Jan 1978 - 01 Jan 1980Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
01 Jul 1981 - 30 Jun 1983Sqn LdrRSAFSingapore Flying Instructor
23 Oct 1989 - 27 Sep 1992Gp CaptNo.44 SquadronAgra Commanding Officer
28 Sep 1992 - 17 Jun 1994Gp CaptFixed Wing Training FacultyYelahanka Chief Instructor (Flying)
18 Sep 1995 - 31 Mar 1997Air CmdeAFS YelahankaBengaluru Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrMohinderjit Singh Singha9711 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1987
Details :

Wing Commander Mohinderjit Singh Singha was commissioned in the flying branch in Oct 65. An officer with exceptional professional competence, he has been 'A-2' flying instructor since Oct 75. He has 5800 hours of accident-free flying to his credit.

Wing Commander Singha has always displayed exceptional leadership, organsiational ability, ingenuity, dedication and devotion to duty. As a Flight Commander at a Training Air Base and later as Flight Commander and Command Examiner at Paratroopers' Training School, he made significant contributions to the improvement of professional standards. His cheerful acceptance of responsibilities, willingness to work long hours and ability to train and motivate his subordinates, coupled with professional acumen, have been a source of inspiration for every one.

As a Flight Commander of the newly inducted Gajraj Squadron, he took upon himself the arduous task of standardizing the operating procedures of the aircraft in the new environment and varied roles in which very little practical experience was available. His diligence and intimate personal involvement have made subsequent operations both productive and safe.

For his outstanding professionalism, leadership, devotion to duty and dedication, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Wing Commander Mohinderjit Singh Singha.

Unit : 44 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 25th April 1987 - No.37-Pres/87 dated 26th January 1987
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeMohinderjit Singh Singha9711 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1997Announced 26 Jan 1997
Details :

Air Cmde MS Singha was commissioned as a pilot on 16 Oct 65 and is the Air Officer Commanding, Air Force Station, Yelahanka since 18 Sep 95. An exceptional flier, he holds the highest aircrew category, A Master Green, with over 7300 hours of accident free flying. During his long and meritorious service, he has numerous outstanding achievements to his credit, including very successful tenures as Chief Operations Officer of an Operational Wing, Commanding Officer of IL-76 Squadron and Air­II of HQ Eastern Command, IAF. An A-2 Qualified Flying Instructor, he was on deputation to the Republic of Singapore Air Force for two years. For exceptional devotion to duty, he was awarded Vayu Sena Medal in 1987.

Air Cmde Singha was given the responsibility of planning and executing India's most prestigious International Aerospace Exposition, “Aero India 96" which was held at Air Force Station Yelahanka from 03 to 07 Dec 96. This was the first ever Show of this magnitude conceived by the Ministry of Defence with a lead time of just 11 months to bring up the necessary infrastructure of international standard at the Air Force Station.

Air Cmde Singha had the enormous task of planning, coordinating and executing numerous activities simultaneously. Those included bringing up of a modern and well equipped Flight Operations Center, a VIP Receptorium, a brand new Hangar to accommodate the business stalls of the foreign traders, a security wall around the Station, captive power and extension of dispersal to house additional aircraft. It was also his responsibility to manage security throughout the build up phase and during the Show. In addition the Flying Training courses had to be planned and passed out in such a way that they did not interfere with the Air Show. The Air Officer achieved each one of these tasks well within the prescribed time frame maintaining excellent standard in each sphere of activity. Over 101 foreign and 47 Indian exhibitors participated in the Exposition which drew more than 50,000 viewers. The Prime Minister of India deeply appreciated the effort put in towards the Exposition. All the delegates too, who participated in the event, acclaimed the event as an outstanding success.

Air Commodore Mohinderjit Singh Singha has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19970126

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
05 Oct 1967Hunter F56Fg Offr Mohinderjit Singh Singha
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