|Flt Lt||Palamadai Muthuswamy Ramachandran 4973 GD(P)||Unit : Armament Training Wing||Award Date 18 Dec 61||Announced 26 Jan 62|
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On 18th December, 1961, Flight Lieutenant Ramchandran was detailed to lead a section of two Vampires in close support of the ground forces in Diu. While flying over the area, he noticed a patrol boat heading towards an IN Ship which was about two miles from the shore. On his own initiative he decided to fly low to survey the patrol boat . When the boat as well as Diu fort opened heavy fire at his aircraft. Undeterred by the hostile fire, he attacked and blew up the patrol boat which was full of high explosives. During the attack his aircraft was damaged by hostile fire.
Flight lieutenant Ramachandran displayed courage and initiative of a high order.
|Reference:||Gazette of India , 22nd September 1962 - No.59 - Pres/62 dated 10th September 1962|