|Date of Birth:|
|Date Commissioned||16 May 1965||Course||92 Course|
|Service End||No Details|
|Remarks :||Committed suicide in service|
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|Flt Lt||Mandepanda Appachu Ganapathy||9464 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1972|
|Details :|| |
On 22nd November, 1971, at about 1450 hours order was given to intercept four Pakistani aircraft which had intruded into our territory. Flight Lieutenant Mandepanda Appachu Ganapathy who was detailed to fly as No. 3 in a formation of 4 Gnat aircraft proceeded to intercept the enemy. On sighting the enemy aircraft, he skillfully maneuvered his section and got behind one Sabre Jet and shot it down.
In this action, Flight Lieutenant Mandepanda Appachu Ganapathy displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.
|Unit : 22 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972|