Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Flying Officer Kishan Lakhimal Malkani

Service No & Branch 10576 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: 15 May 1945 Commissioned: 29 Oct 1966 Course: 96 Course
Service End: Died in Service 05 Dec 1971 (26 Years age) Aircraft Accident Nick Name :
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Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 29 Oct 1967
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

29 Oct 1966 - 01 May 1967Plt OffrNo.220 SquadronPune Squadron Pilot
01 May 1967 - 05 Dec 1971Fg OffrNo.27 SquadronHalwara Squadron Pilot
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Fg OffrKishan Lakhimal Malkani10576 F(P)Award Date 05 Dec 1971Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flying Officer Kishan Lakhimal Malkani was serving with a Fighter-Bomber Squadrons. On the 4th December, 1971, he was detailed to carry out a dusk strike mission over an enemy airfield. In spite of poor visibility over the target, he successfully carried out the attack and destroyed one blast pen. On the 5th December 1971, he was detailed as Number Two in a strike mission over an enemy Signals Unit. He attacked the Radar Unit and caused such extensive damage that the Radar Station never came on the air throughout the operations. In this operation he made the supreme sacrifice.

In this action, Flying Officer Kishan Lakhimal Malkani displayed gallantry, determination, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 27 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972

Accidents and Incidents: 2

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
16 May 1944Vengeance IIAN618Fg Offr Hazen Edward Dougherty +
Sgt A M Khan +
8 SqnFailed to pull out o
05 Dec 1971Hunter F56aA-488Fg Offr Kishan Lakhimal Malkani +
27 SqnSD F-6 (Fg Offr S Ra
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