Awardee List for the FAC

A total of 1 Awards are listed.
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry) : 1 |
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Plt Offr Daljeet Singh Shaheed 12387 F(P)Unit : FAC  Award Date Announced 26 Jan 72
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Pilot Officer Daljeet Singh Shaheed was attached to a Brigade in the Eastern Sector for duties as a Forward Air Controller in the Air Contact Team of the Brigade. On the 4th December, 1971, he directed air strike under heavy enemy artillery and small arms fire at Akhaura. Inspite of the enemy engaging his position, he continued to direct air strikes for a period of two hours. The air strikes were so accurate and effective that they inflicted heavy damage on the enemy, demoralized him and silenced his fire. Later, in the outskirt of Dacca, along river Lakhya, he took up his position at a vantage point and directed effective air strikes en enemy targets. Although he suffered an attack of Asthma on the 13th December, 1971, he continued to carry out his duties as a Forward Air Controller until the Pakistani occupation forces surrendered.

Throughout, Pilot Officer Daljeet Singh Shaheed displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty.

Reference: Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972 

The Awards Database presented here was made possible by the kind generosity of Air Marshal Bharat Kumar, author of Courage & Devotion to Duty : A Chronicle of IAF's Honours and Awards (1932-2008). Air Marshal Bharat Kumar had very graciously given permission to reproduce the citations from the book on this website.
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