During the operations against Pakistan, Fg Offr Donald Lazarus was serving with a fighter squadron. On 22 November 1971, he was No. 4 in a formation of four Gnats, which was ordered to intercept four hostile aircraft, which had intruded into our territory. The formation leader manoeuvred the formation to an advantageous position and engaged the intruding Sabres. In the ensuing battle Fg Offr Lazarus maintained his station as No. 4 ensuring the safety of his leader. At one stage, when Fg Offr Lazarus noticed that one of the Sabres was becoming a threat to his leader, he manoeuvred his aircraft with great skill, got behind it and pressed home his attack till the Sabre disintegrated in Midair.