Dilbagh Singh

Air Chief Marshal Dilbagh Singh, PVSM, AVSM, VM (10 March 1926 – 9 February 2001) was the head of the Indian Air Force from 1981 to 1984,[2] as Chief of the Air Staff. He was the second Sikh to hold that position.


Dilbagh Singh

Born10 March 1926
Shakargarh Gurdaspur district Punjab
Died9 February 2001(2001-02-09) (aged 74)
Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
Allegiance British India (1945-1947)
 India (from 1947)
Service/branch Indian Air Force (1945-1947)
 Indian Air Force (1947-1984)
Years of service1945-1984
RankAir Chief Marshal
UnitNo. 1 Squadron
Commands heldEastern Air Command
Ambala Air Force Station
28 Squadron[1]

Dilbagh Singh was commissioned as a pilot in 1944. His operational flying career spanned the Spitfire to introducing the MiG-21 into service in India. He had earlier made the first official "Supersonic Bang" over India in New Delhi when the Mystere IV-A was showcased in a public demonstration.

He served as India’s Ambassador to Brazil from 1985 to 1987.

References

Military offices
Preceded by
Idris Latif
Chief of the Air Staff (India)
1981–1984
Succeeded by
Lakshman Katre
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