Inderjit Singh Gill

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Inderjit Singh Gill (1919–20 May 2001) was a lieutenant general in the Indian army.

Biography[edit]

Gill was born in 1919. He was commissioned into the British Army Corps of Royal Engineers as a second lieutenant on 5 April 1942. He was promoted to lieutenant on 5 October 1942 and to temporary captain on 21 May 1945.

He was awarded the Military Cross in the London Gazette on 3 February 1944 as a lieutenant, acting captain for the Royal Engineers. He was also mentioned in dispatches from the London Gazette on 6 April 1944 as lieutenant, acting captain for services in the Middle East.

Upon India's independence, Gill joined the newly created Indian Army.

He was awarded the Param Vishisth Seva Medal as a major general in 1967. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 1972 for his exceptional services to the nation.[1] During the 1971 war, he was the officiating Director of Military Operations. In this role, he helped coordinate operations. [2]

Gill died on 20 May 2001.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Ray, Sreya (5 February 2013). "Tales of an Officer and a Gentleman". Business Standard. Retrieved 20 April 2018.