|Service No & Branch||10576 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: 15 May 1945||Commissioned: 29 Oct 1966||Course: 96 Course||Entry Mode : Direct|
|Service End:||Died in Service 05 Dec 1971 (26 Years age) Aircraft Loss Hunter F56a at . SD F-6 (|
|Qualifications Held :|
|Google the Bharat Rakshak Website for : "K L Malkani"|
|Fg Offr||Kishan Lakhimal Malkani||10576 F(P)||Award Date 05 Dec 1971||Announced 26 Jan 1972|
|Details :|| |
During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flying Officer Kishan Lakhimal Malkani was serving with a Fighter-Bomber Squadrons. On the 4th December, 1971, he was detailed to carry out a dusk strike mission over an enemy airfield. In spite of poor visibility over the target, he successfully carried out the attack and destroyed one blast pen. On the 5th December 1971, he was detailed as Number Two in a strike mission over an enemy Signals Unit. He attacked the Radar Unit and caused such extensive damage that the Radar Station never came on the air throughout the operations. In this operation he made the supreme sacrifice.
In this action, Flying Officer Kishan Lakhimal Malkani displayed gallantry, determination, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.
|Unit : 27 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972|
|Date||Aircraft Type||Tail No||Pilot/Crew||Unit||Remarks|
|16 May 1944||Vengeance II||AN618||Fg Offr Hazen Edward Dougherty +|
Sgt A M Khan +
|8 Sqn||Failed to pull out o|
|05 Dec 1971||Hunter F56a||A-488||Fg Offr Kishan Lakhimal Malkani +||27 Sqn||SD F-6 (F/O S Raza )|