|Service No & Branch||8189 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: -- --- ----||Commissioned: 31 Dec 1963||Course: 86 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 09 Sep 1992|
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|Fg Offr||Vinod Kumar Neb||8189 GD(P)||Award Date 06 Sep 1965||Announced 10 Sep 1965|
|Details :||On the 6th September, 1965, Flying Officer Vinod Kumar Neb was detailed as number two in a section of two aircraft to carry out a standing patrol over Halwara airfield. Two of our aircraft were on the circuit. Suddenly four Pakistani Sabre Jets sneaked in low and started to attack the airfield and also our aircraft on the circuit. Flying Officer Neb, though still under training and short of experience, attacked the enemy formation with supreme confidence and shot down one of the enemy Sabres. During this encounter, Flying Officer Vinod Kumar Neb displayed commendable courage and devotion to duty of a high order.|
|Unit : 27 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 1st January 1966 - No.131 - Pres/65 dated 10th September 1965|
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|Flt Lt||Vinod Kumar Neb||8189 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1972|
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On the 4th December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Vinod Kumar Neb was No. 3 of a formation of four aircraft, on a mission to strike the airfield of Kurmitola in the Dacca complex. While the formation was near the target, it was intercepted by three Sabres. Flight Lieutenant Vinod Kumar Neb engaged an enemy aircraft and shot it down. Thereafter he saw another Sabre and although he was low on fuel, he started maneuvering his aircraft for a vantage position to engage the enemy aircraft. In the meantime, the fire warning light on the aircraft came on and his leader also ordered him to disengage in view of the limited fuel. He brought the aircraft safely to base inspite of engine trouble. Subsequently, he operated from the Detachment of the Squadron away from the base and flew a number of ground strike missions in the Comilla Sector. Alongwith his leader, he was responsible for destroying the enemy bunkers and gun positions on the hillocks overlooking our troops in Barkar which enabled its capture by our troops.
Throughout the operations, Flight Lieutenant Vinod Kumar Neb displayed gallantry and professional skill of a high order.
|Unit : 17 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 17th June 1972 - No.76 - Pres/72 dated 1st June 1972|