Maha Vir Chakra Awardee List for the 106 Sqn

A total of 3 Awards are listed.
Maha Vir Chakra : 3 |
Maha Vir Chakra
Sqn Ldr Jag Mohan Nath 3946 GD(P)Unit : No.106 Squadron  Award Date 26 Jan 63 Announced 26 Jan 63
Details : As Flight Commander of an Operational Squadron, Squadron Leader Jag Mohan Nath has fulfilled a number of hazardous operational tasks involving flying over difficult mountain terrain, both by day and by night, in adverse weather conditions and in complete disregard of his personal safety. He has displayed conspicuous gallantry, a very high sense of duty and a high degree of professional skill.
Reference: Gazette of India, 16th February 1963 - No. 15-Pres/63., dated 26th January, 1963 

Maha Vir Chakra
Sqn Ldr Jag Mohan Nath 3946 GD(P)Unit : No.106 Squadron  Award Date 01 Sep 65 Announced 01 Sep 65
Details : Bar to MVC During the Indo-Pak War 1965, Sqn Ldr Nath was again the Flight Commander with the Strategic Photo Reconnaissance Squadron flying the Canberra aircraft. He led his unit several times over the hostile territory to obtain vital information about the enemy. The unescorted missions, which were in the nature of reconnaissance, entailed flying long distances over the enemy territory and well-defended airfields and installations during day light. Sqn Ldr Nath was fully aware of the risk he was running on each of these missions. Still, he chose to undertake the risky missions himself. It was after great persuasion that he allowed his colleagues to do some risky assignments. The information gathered by him during his missions proved vitally important to Indian air effort. The missions enabled our Air Force to attack vital enemy targets and this adversely affected enemy's war effort. Sqn Ldr Nath was awarded Bar to Mahavir Chakra for displaying courage, determination and devotion to duty
Reference: Gazette of India , 12th February 1966 - No.9 - Pres/65 dated 1st January 1966 

Maha Vir Chakra
Wg Cdr Ramesh Sakharam Benegal 4220 F(P)Unit : No.106 Squadron  Award Date 17 Dec 71 Announced 18 Dec 71
Details : As the Officer Commanding of an Operational reconnaissance squadron [No.106 SR Squadron, Canberras] he has carried out a very large number of missions over enemy territory and has obtained vital information about enemy Air Force and other installations. These missions have entailed flying unarmed and unescorted vary deep into enemy territory and to heavily defended targets. The information brought back from these missions has facilitated the planning of Army, Air Force and Naval operations and has thus directly contributed to the attrition of the Pakistani war machine, It is further to the credit of Wing Commander Benegal that he has never returned from any of these innumerable missions without having achieved his object in full measure. While flying repeatedly deep into enemy territory in an unarmed aircraft he has displayed gallantry, devotion to duty and professional skill of the highest order.
Reference: Gazette of India , 12th February 1972 - No.20 - Pres/72 dated 20th January 1972 

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