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Flying Officer Sudhir Tyagi

Service No 10871 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 12 Feb 1946
Date Commissioned 04 Jun 1967 Course 97 Course
Service End Died in Service 04 Dec 1971
Remarks :
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vir Chakra
Fg OffrSudhir Tyagi10871 F(P)Award Date 04 Dec 1971Announced 26 Jan 1974
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flying Officer Sudhir Tyagi was serving with a Fighter-Bomber Squadron in the Western Sector. On the 4th December, 1971, he was No. 2 in a two aircraft strike mission over Murid airfield. While engaged in attacking the enemy airfield, he spotted an enemy aircraft close on the tail of the leader of the mission. He engaged the aircraft and shot it down, when a Mirage and two Sabres of the enemy closed in to attack him. In ensuing air battle, in spite of being outnumbered, he fought valiantly but his aircraft was shot down.

Throughout this operation, Flying Officer Sudhir Tyagi displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 27 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 11th May 1974 - No.74 - Pres/74 dated 26th January 1974

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
04 Dec 1971Hunter F56aA-490Fg Offr Sudhir Tyagi*
27Shotdown by F-6 near Murid Airbase