|Sqn Ldr||Manjit Singh Sekhon 6756 F(P)||Unit : No.131 FAC Flight||Award Date 25 Feb 75||Announced 26 Jan 76|
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On the 25th February, 1975, Squadron Leader Manjit Singh Sekhon was doing night flying training in a helicopter. He was asked to carry out reconnaissance of the area West of an Airfield in Western Sector for a crashed aircraft. In spite of limited experience of night flying, he undertook this mission, carried out a search and confirmed an aircraft crash and reported its location. After refuelling, he got airborne again and located the pilot. With intelligent use of his landing light and Radio Telephony, he skillfully landed in a paddy field and rescued the first pilot and flew him back to base. He repeated the same performance and rescued the second pilot also.
In this action, Squadron Leader Manjit Singh Sekhon displayed exemplary courage, devotion to duty and professional skill of a high order.
|Reference:||Gazette of India , 29th May 1976 - No.?? - Pres/76 dated 26th January 1976|