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Squadron Leader Mohinder Kumar Jain

Service No 5327 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth:
Date Commissioned 23 Mar 1957 Course 71 Course
Service End Died in Service 10 Dec 1971
Remarks :
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrMohinder Kumar Jain5327 F(P)Award Date 10 Dec 1971Announced 26 Jan 1974
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Squadron Leader Mohinder Kumar Jain was serving with a FighterBomber Squadron in the Western Sector. on the 4th December, 1971, he carried out two strike missions over Mianwali airfield and attacked enemy aircraft parked on the ground. As he turned homeward after the attack, he was attacked by enemy Sabre and Mirage aircraft. He successfully disengaged himself from the enemy attack and brought his aircraft safely back to base. On the 5th, 7th and 9th December, 1971, he carried out further successful missions to Poonch, Sambha and Dinanagar Sectors in support of our ground forces. On the 10th December 1971 he was detailed as leader of a two aircraft strike mission, to the Chhamb Sector. Despite heavy and concentrated ground fire he made accurate bomb and cannon attacks on the enemy positions. During this action his aircraft was hit and crashed in enemy territory.

Throughout these operations, Squadron Leader Mohinder Kumar Jain 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
10 Dec 1971Hunter F56aA-938Sqn Ldr Mohinder Kumar Jain*
27SD AAA Chamb