|Ati Vishist Seva Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Upkar Singh 4658 F(P)||Unit : No.1 Squadron||Award Date 26 Jan 72||Announced 26 Jan 72|
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Wing Commander Upkar Singh was commissioned in the Flying Branch of the Air Force on 16th January, 1954. He has served in several fighter and fighter bomber squadrons. He is a qualified flying instructor and has seen service in this capacity in two flying training units, and on the training staff at Air Headquarters. At present, Wing Commander Upkar Singh is the Commanding Officer of a supersonic fighter squadron. Under his guidance the Squadron was brought to a high state of operational preparedness. During the recent operations against Pakistan, the Squadron under the inspiring leadership, of Wing Commander Upkar Singh flew 376 operational missions in a 10 day period, on fighter escort duties, sweeps and air patrols, without loss, of any aircraft. He personally led a number of missions.
Throughout the operations, Wing Commander Upkar Singh rendered distinguish service of an exceptional order.
|Reference:||Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1972 Number:|