During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Chandra Mohan Singla served with a Helicopter Unit in the Eastern Sector. On the night of 7th/8th December, he flew an armed helicopter and gave cover to a special Heliborne operation at Sylhet. During this mission, the enemy directed intense ground fire on him and his helicopter was hit at eight places. Flight Lieutenant Singla kept up these missions and gave air cover for 4Ã‚Â½ hours and fired 35 rockets at ground targets with exceptional accuracy. Thereafter, he continued to operate on such hazardous missions every night from 7th December to 12th December at various places in enemy territory and deep behind the enemy lines. For his outstanding devotion to duty, determination and cool courage in the face of enemy, Flight Lieutenant Chandra Mohan Singla is awarded the Vir Chakra. Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Chandra Mohan Singla displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.