|Date of Birth:||24 Sep 1943|
|Date Commissioned||18 Apr 1964||Course||87 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 30 Sep 2001|
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|Flt Lt||Aditya Vikram Pethia||8384 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1973|
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During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Aditya Vikram Pethia served with a Fighter-Bomber Squadron in the Western Sector. On 5th December, 1971, he was detailed as leader of a tactical reconnaissance mission over Chistian Mandi to seek and destroy enemy armour vehicles. He spotted a train moving towards Bhaval Nagar transporting about 15 tanks. Despite heavy enemy ground fire, he made two attacks on the train and destroyed two enemy trains. Unmindful of his personal safety, he made another attack to silence the enemy anti-aircraft gun. However, his aircraft was hit by enemy ground fire and crashed.
Flight Lieutenant Aditya Vikram Pethia displayed gallantry and devotion to duty of a high order.
|Unit : 31 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 16th June 1973 - No.37 - Pres/73 dated 26th January 1973|
|Date||Aircraft Type||Tail No||Pilot/Crew||Unit||Remarks|
|05 Dec 1971||Mystere IVa||IA-954||Flt Lt Aditya Vikram Pethia||120||SD AAA 0715 Hrs Bhawalnagar|
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POW 1971 War: AV Pethia by Ambreen