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Wing Commander Farokh Jehangir Mehta

Service No & Branch 4906 F(P)
Date of Birth: 27 Feb 1931 Commissioned: 16 Apr 1955 Course: 65 Course
Service End: Retired on 28 Feb 1979 Superannuated Died on 19 Sep 2019 (88 Years age)
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1975
Training and Other Courses Attended
24 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 23 Nov 1968
Badges Qualified
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- Sqn Ldr253 Signal UnitBarrackpore Commanding Officer
01 Aug 1971 - 01 Mar 1972Sqn LdrNo.122 (Ad-Hoc) SquadronJaisalmer Squadron Pilot
- Wg CdrCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Directing Staff
24 Sep 1973 - 04 Mar 1975Wg CdrNo.27 Squadron Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrFarokh Jehangir Mehta4906 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Squadron Leader Farokh Jehangir Mehta as a senior pilot in one of the Fighter-Bomber Squadron, flew twentytwo operational missions consisting of close air support in Kutch and Barmer sector and successful strikes at Mirpur and Badin. He flew five counter air missions against Badin, Talahar and Masroor airfield. On the 13th December 1971, while he was proceeding on a strike mission to Talahar airfield he was engaged by a Sabre. In the ensuing air battle, he shot down the enemy aircraft. On another occasion, while he was on a close air support mission in Naya Chor area he was attacked by a Sabre. He maneuvered his aircraft with great skill and secured a hit at the enemy aircraft which was seen crashing.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Farokh Jehangir Mehta displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 122 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 17th June 1972 - No.75 - Pres/72 dated 1st June 1972

Accidents and Incidents: 3

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
21 Jan 1961Harvard T-6Flt Lt Bhinder
Flt Lt Farokh Jehangir Mehta
2 AFASwung left during a
01 Mar 1963Harvard T-6Flt Lt Farokh Jehangir Mehta
2 AFASortie for remuster
19 Dec 1970Hunter T66S-575Sqn Ldr Farokh Jehangir Mehta
Fg Offr K K Bakshi
20 SqnEjected Hindon AFB a
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