Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Flight Lieutenant Vijay Kumar Wahi

Service No & Branch 10114 F(P)
Date of Birth: 17 Sep 1945 Commissioned: 13 Mar 1966 Course: 95 Course
Service End: Died in Service 06 Dec 1971 (26 Years age) Aircraft Loss Sukhoi-7 at . SD Pt EJ po
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Flt LtVijay Kumar Wahi10114 F(P)Award Date 06 Dec 1971Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Vijay Kumar Wahi was a pilot in a Fighter-Bomber Squadron. On the 6th December, 1971, he was detailed as number two in an Air to Ground mission to Chhamb area. The target was heavily defended by anti aircraft guns and enemy aircraft but the destruction of this target was of vital important to our ground forces which were under heavy pressure. He pressed home the attacks and knocked out two enemy tanks. While returning from the mission, his aircraft was hit and he ejected sustaining fatal injuries.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Lawrence Fredrick Pereira displayed gallantry, determination and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 101 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 17th June 1972 - No.79 - Pres/72 dated 1st June 1972

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
06 Dec 1971Sukhoi-7B-868Flt Lt Vijay Kumar Wahi +
101 SqnSD Pt EJ possibly by
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