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Group Captain Man Mohan Bir Singh Talwar

Service No 4573 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 01 Apr 1931
Date Commissioned 14 Oct 1953 Course 61 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Apr 1979
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 14 Oct 1954Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1971Acting Gp Capt : 23 Aug 1976
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
17 Nov 1969 - 03 Dec 1972Wg CdrNo.5 SquadronAgra Commanding Officer
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Maha Vir Chakra
Wg CdrMan Mohan Bir Singh Talwar4573 F(P)Award Date 17 Dec 1971Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details : Wing Commander Talwar, Commanding Officer of a Bomber Squadron [No.5 Squadron, Canberras] led five day and night bombing missions against very heavily defended enemy targets within the first 10 days of operations. On one of these missions, he inflicted very severe damage to the Pakistani Air Force installations at Sargodha. In a daylight mission in the Chhamb area, in support of the army, he attacked four enemy gun positions near the Munnawar Tawi river and effectively silenced three of them facilitating the advance of our troops in difficult terrain. Both these targets were heavily defended ; the latter was close to an enemy fighter base from where interception was also likely. Despite this, the officer pressed home his attacks with great determination and much success. His conduct was an inspiration to the crews of the other aircraft which he was leading. The bold leadership, tenacity of purpose, flying skill and bravery displayed by Wing Commander Talwar were largely responsible for the many successes of his squadron.
Unit : 5 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 12th February 1972 - No.20 - Pres/72 dated 20th January 1972