|Wg Cdr||Manmohan Singh 4023 F(P)||Unit : No.15 Squadron||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 73|
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Wing Commander (now Group Captain) Man Mohan Singh was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in January 1951. During the India-Pakistan conflict of December, 1971, he was in command of an Operational Fighter Squadron in the Eastern Sector. His squadron flew 110 sorties in Bangladesh in close support and anti-shipping roles and met all its operational commitments without damage to any of its aircraft. He personally led 19 sorties and successfully engaged enemy defence positions, gun boats and ships despite heavy ground fire. When the heliborne operations across the Maghana river commenced, his squadron provided very effective air cover for the successful completion of the task. In addition, the squadron provided valuable support to the Army in Agartala Sector inspite of the fact that the aircraft had to operate from a short runway at Agartala.
Throughout the operations, he displayed courage and devotion to duty of a high order.
|Reference:||Gazette of India , 16th June 1973 - No.37 - Pres/73 dated 26th January 1973|