Vishist Seva Medal Awardee List for the 120 Sqn

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Vishist Seva Medal : 1 |
Vishist Seva Medal
Cpl Sankar Nath Kundu 249326 ORUnit : No.120 (Ad-Hoc) Squadron  Award Date 22 Jun 72 Announced 22 Jun 72
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249326 Corporal (Acting Sergeant Unpaid) SANKAR NATH KUNDU Electrician 1

249326 Corporal Sankar Nath Kundu was on the posted strength of a Fighter Bomber Squadron which operated from a forward airfield during the December, 1971 operations.

On 5th December, 1971 an aircraft which had been hit by anti aircraft fire landed back with the port wing on fire. Unmindful of his personal safety and while the fire fighting was in progress, he climbed the burning aircraft and removed the battery as it was scarce item.

On 14th December, 1971 when one of the aircraft had a total electrical failure, he found that one complete cable requiring changing as it had burnt. Though it was a complicated job, he, with his ingenuity, skill and hard work rectified the snag over-night and all alone. He always ensured that the ground batteries and aircraft batteries were always kept in serviceable condition.

Corporal (Acting Sergeant Unpaid) Sankar Nath Kundu displayed determination, technical skill and devotion to duty of a very high order in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force. He is awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 22 Jun 1972 Number:85 

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