WING COMMANDER PREM PAL SINGH (3871)
GENERAL DUTIES (PILOT)
MAHA VIR CHAKRA (6TH SEPTEMBER 1965)
Wing Commander Prem Pal Singh was Commanding Officer of an Operational Bomber Squadron which achieved a high pitch of operational preparedness with a short time. During the period from the 6th to 9th September 1965, he undertook six major offensive and tactical close support operations which included reconnaissance over the Sargodha airfield complex, Dab, Akwal and Marud airfields, marking of Peshawar airfield and bombing of Pakistani troop and armour concentrations in the various sectors. Disregarding his personal safety, in these very dangerous operations in the face of heavy enemy anti-aircraft fire, he led a number of bombing and reconnaissance missions deep into enemy territory and carried out his missions with courage determination and tenacity.
Wing Commander Prem Pal Singh displayed a high sense of duty, professional skill and gallantry in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force.