Awards for the year 1951


A total of 108 Awards are listed.
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Maha Vir Chakra
Wg Cdr Hrushikesh Moolgavkar 1644 GD(P)Unit : 1 Wing  Award Date 26 Jan 50 Announced 08 Dec 51
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Wing Commander Hrushikesh Moolgavkar commanded No.1 Operational Wing of the IAF in Kashmir from September 1948 to May 1949. Inspite of having to plan out as well as conduct operations from both Jammu and Srinagar, this officer made time to take the air whenver the more difficult and dangerous commitments had to be carried out.

In these tasks, he showed great leadership, by his selfless devotion to duty and fearless readiness for offensive action against the enemy. This leaer inspried great confidence in his Squadron commanders and pilots.

The air attack on the well defended Domel Bridge and the Uri and Saadabad sectors was led and directed by Wing Commander Moolgavkar personally. When the defences around Uri presented severe obstacles in the way of operational flight on that area, he evolved a plan and attacked the Uri guns in conjuction with one of his Squadron Commanders. This attack not only exposed them to the fire of the anti-aircraft guns but also brought him within the dangerous probability of their aircraft entering the 'Compressibility Zones' with a risky load of bombs at high altitudes.

The final link-ups with Poonch, Kargil and Leh were established during the period he was in command of No.1 Operational Wing. The effective support that the IAF was able to render the Army during these operations was in no small measure due to his determination, initiative and drive in planning and coordinating the offensive to success.

Reference: Gazette of India, Notification No. ??/-Press, dated 8th December 1951 

Kirti Chakra
MWO Oruganti Sunderesiya 6084 AE(M)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 01 May 50 Announced 26 Jan 51
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On 1st May, 1950 Flt. Sgt. O. Sundaresiya, having noticed that a fire had broken out in one of the compartments of the 603 Down Jhansi Lucknow Passenger between Chirgaon and Moth Stations. As pulling the emergency communications cord failed to stop the train, he climbed out of his carriage and working his way along the foot boards at great personal risk, got as near to the engine as possible, attracted the attention of the engine crew and thus succeeded in bringing the train to a stop. But for his timely action, there might have been many causalities among the passengers and heavy damage to Railway property.

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Mention in Despatches
Gp Capt Erlic Wilmot Pinto 1593 GD(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Gp Capt Shiv Dev Singh 1595 GD(P)Unit : 12 Squadron  Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Wg Cdr Murat Singh Aulakh 1660 GD(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Sqn Ldr John Dunbar Aquino 1777 GD(P)Unit : 12 Squadron  Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Flt Lt John Jasper Bouche 2938 GD(P)Unit : AFS Ambala  Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Flt Lt Kanwar Singh 2781 GD(P)Unit : 8 Squadron  Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Flt Lt Hari Doyal Mehra 3077 ENGUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Flt Lt Atma Singh Lota 3374 ENGUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Flt Lt Owen Derck Dodsworth 3174 GD(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Fg Offr Dilbagh Singh 2998 GD(P)Unit : AFS Ambala  Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Fg Offr M J Conboy Welby 3234 GD(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Fg Offr John Charles Plomer 3299 GD(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Fg Offr Lovel Cyprian Stephon 3246 GD(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Fg Offr Sarabdaman Singh 3176 GD(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Fg Offr Janardan Ram Chandra Kirloskar 2857 GD(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Fg Offr K Chandra 2721 GD(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Fg Offr James Michael Bhagar 3351 GD(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Fg Offr Alison Neal Todd 3364 GD(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Fg Offr A K Paul Choudhari 2996 GD(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Fg Offr E J C Lander 2889 GD(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Flt Lt H S Gill 2862 GD(P)Unit : 12 Squadron  Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Fg Offr Tarit Bhushan Choudhury 3087 GD(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Fg Offr T G Wynne 3066 GD(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Sqn Ldr Jamshed Bapuji Dordi 1846 GD(N)Unit : 12 Squadron  Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Plt Offr Kuldip Singh Pal 3316 GD(N)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Plt Offr Madhuker Dasharath Mendheker 3494 GD(N)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Flt Lt Panangadan Cheruvari Ramakrishna 1843 GD(N)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Fg Offr Srinivasa Kothanda Raman 3376 GD(N)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Plt Offr Narayan Vishnu Bal 3491 GD(N)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Fg Offr C Jeevarathnam 3385 GD(N)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Flt Lt Rathindra Ghosh 1895 GD(N)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Plt Offr Daulat Ram Bhatia 3458 ENGUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Flt Sgt D Moreshwar 10087 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Flt Sgt S Vishwanathan 10935 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Sgt A Ghosh 11034 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Sgt A G Berchy 11169 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Sgt J P Sharma 12812 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Sgt V Jayaraman 11391 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Sgt B C Dogra 15488 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Sgt D R Singh 10052 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Cpl D Vevadriviam 27923 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Cpl R Subramaniam 45809 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Cpl Kartar Chand 14151 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Cpl N C Dey 11839 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Cpl G Devarajloo 14906 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Cpl T N Balachandra 14981 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Cpl R I Yadava 15744 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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Cpl B N Bhattacharjee 15032 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 13 Jan 51
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Reference: Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951 

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