AIR CMDE MEHAR SINGH
MAHA VIR CHAKRA
Award
MAHA VIR CHAKRA
Year of Award
1950 (Republic Day)
Service No.
1559
Service Particulars of Awardee
AIR CMDE MEHAR SINGH MVC (1559) GD(P) (Retd)
Father's Name
Shri Trilok Singh
Mother's Name
NA
Domicile
Lyallpur (PB)

Citation

AIR COMMODORE MEHAR SINGH, DSO (1559) GD(P)

(Effective date of award – 26th January 1950)

Throughout his tenure as AOC No. 1 Group controlling operations in Jammu & Kashmir, Air Commodore Mehar Singh displayed great devotion to duty at personal risks and set an example to those serving under him. He was the first pilot to land an aircraft at the emergency landing ground at Poonch and at Leh. These tasks were not part of his duty but in view of the fact that these were hazardous tasks he was first to carry them out to give confidence to his junior pilots.

AIR CMDE MEHAR SINGH