|Service No & Branch||6334 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))|
|Date of Birth: -- --- ----||Commissioned: 19 Dec 1961||Course: 80 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 17 Aug 1987 Voluntary Retirement||Nick Name :|
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|01 Aug 1971 - 01 Mar 1972||Sqn Ldr||No.122 (Ad-Hoc) Squadron||Jaisalmer||Squadron Pilot|
|01 Jan 1977 - 01 Jan 1979||Sqn Ldr||No.14 Squadron||Kalaikunda||Flight Commander|
|- 17 Aug 1987||Gp Capt||5 Wing||Kalaikunda||Chief Operations Officer|
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|Sqn Ldr||Dilip Kumar Dass||6334 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1972|
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During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Squadron Leader Dalip Kumar Dass as a pilot in a Fighter Bomber Squadron, flew a number of operational missions. On the 5th December, 1971, he was detailed on a mission to destroy a massive enemy thrust spear headed by a tank regiment at Longewala. He carried out three strike missions on 5th the December and one on the 6th December, 1971, and destroyed four tanks, a number of vehicles and droops concentrations despite heavy ground fire. His missions had a decisive effect in frustrating the enemy thrust.
Throughout, Squadron Leader Dalip Kumar Dass displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.
|Unit : 122 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972|