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|Date of Birth:||01 Dec 1932|
|Date Commissioned||14 Oct 1953||Course||61 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 10 Jun 1975|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)|
|Flt Lt||John Albert Ratnam Balraj||4575 GD(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1964|
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Flight Lieutenant John Albert Ratnam Balraj was operating in a Fighter Reconnaissance Squadron in NEFA and NHTA area during 1961/62. He established a highly commendable fighter reconnaissance and ground attack record in operation "Raji" in spite of LMG fire from Naga hostiles. He also spotted two hostile Naga camps in that area and acted as the pathfinder aircraft.
Besides his 45 sorties in operation "Raji", he did 28 sorties in NEFA sector on reconnaissance missions. In another operation he carried out two vital reconnaissance missions around Dhola post.
Flight Lieutenant Balraj displayed courage, leadership and determination in the discharge of his duties.
|Reference : Gazette of India 1st February 1964 - No.20 - Pres/64 dated 26th January 1964.|
|Vishist Seva Medal|
|Sqn Ldr||John Albert Ratnam Balraj||4575 GD(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1966||Announced 26 Jan 1966|
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|Reference : Gazette of India , 19th February 1966 - No.20 - Pres/66 dated 26th January 1966|