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Wing Commander Vijay Arora

Service No & Branch 7934 SIGS
Date of Birth: Commissioned: 07 Oct 1963 Course: 25 DEO Course
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 03 Oct 1964Flt Lt : 03 Oct 1968Wg Cdr : 06 Apr 1984
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtVijay Arora7934 SIGAward Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Vijay Arora was serving with an operational Squadron in the Western Sector. He was a member of the crew who undertook two bombing missions to Changa Manga on the 3rd and 4th December, 1971, and one mission to Haji Pir Pass on the 5th December, 1971. On the mission to Haji Pir Pass, he rectified a serious defect to release system in utter disregard to his personal safety by opening the cargo door of the aircraft without a monkey belt.

In these actions, Flight Lieutenant Vijay Arora displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty.

Unit : 44 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972
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