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Squadron Leader Bhupinder Singh Chandel

Service No & Branch 9726 LGS (Orig: F(P)) Stream :Helicopters
Date of Birth: 02 Jul 1945 Commissioned: 16 Oct 1965 Course: 94 Course
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Fg Offr : 16 Oct 1966
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jun 1969 - Fg OffrNo.114 Helicopter Unit Squadron Pilot
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtBhupinder Singh Chandel9726 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
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Flight Lieutenant Bhupinder Singh Chandel is serving with a Helicopter Unit. On 24th January, 1971, he was detailed to evacuate Army personnel from a picket in the Northern Sector. These men were suffering from acute frost bite find were in severe shock sustained during an unexpected blizzard and avalanche. The visibility was very poor and the picket was covered with a thick blanket of snow. While flying over the area, Flight Lieutenant Chandel found that hoisting of casualties by the Rescue Hoist was not possible due to strong winds. He, therefore, executed a landing on difficult side and succeeded in evacuating five men, in a serious condition, to the base hospital. It was because of his fine performance that the lives of these five men were saved.

Unit : 114 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th May 1973 - No.28 - Pres/73 dated 26th January 1972
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