Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?


Wing Commander Prem Bhushan Kalra

Service No & Branch 8466 F(N)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 18 Apr 1964 Course: 27 NAV Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Mar 1990 Voluntary Retirement
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 18 Apr 1965Wg Cdr : 14 May 1983
Training and Other Courses Attended
33 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 26 Nov 1977
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vir Chakra
Flt LtPrem Bhushan Kalra8466 F(N)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Prem Bhushan Kalra took part in six bombing missions. On every mission, he has been instrumental in spotting the source of ground fire and in taking effective counter measures. Though his aircraft was hit on three occasions, he continued with the mission. On the 15th December, 1971, he undertook a mission deep into the enemy territory. The fading light and poor visibility made navigated extremely difficult. He reached his target with pinpoint accuracy and bombed it devastatingly.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Prem Bhushan Kalra displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 44 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972
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