Vir Chakra Awardee List for the 2 Sqn


A total of 2 Awards are listed.
Vir Chakra : 2 |
Vir Chakra
Wg Cdr Bharat Singh 3582 GD(P)Unit : No.2 Squadron  Award Date 14 Sep 65 Announced 22 Sep 65
Details : On the 14th September 1965, Wing Commander Bharat Singh was the leader of a section of four Gnat Aircraft providing air cover to our Canberras engaged in a bombing mission in the Khem Karan Sector in the recent operations against Pakistan. En route, the formation encountered four enemy Sabre jets. During the battle that followed, Wing Commander Bharat Singh noticed the leader of the enemy formation closing in on one of our bombers with his guns firing. After warning the bomber, Wing Commander Bharat Singh engaged the Sabre jet. With superb airmanship he outmanoeuvred the enemy aircraft at every stage in the dogfight and finally shot it down. Meanwhile, the three other enemy Sabre jets had broken off the attack and fled to safety. By his daring action, Wing Commander Singh not only saved an aircraft and its crew, but also warded off a serious enemy attack on our bomber formation. In this operation, Wing Commander Bharat Singh displayed conspicuous professional skill and gallantry in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force.
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st January 1966 - No.133 - Pres/65 dated 22nd September 1965 

Vir Chakra
Flt Lt Ajoy Kumar Majumdar 5071 GD(P)Unit : No.2 Squadron  Award Date 20 Sep 65 Announced 22 Sep 65
Details :

On the 20th September 1965, as leader of a section of two Gnat aircraft, Flight Lieutenant Ajoy Kumar Majumdar was ordered to “scramble” along with two Hunter aircraft, for patrol duty over the Lahore sector. The section was surprised by four enemy Sabre jet aircraft. Acting with great presence of mind Flight Lieutenant Majumdar ordered the Hunters into a defensive turn and at the same time engaged the Sabres in an attempt to ward them off. In the ensuing battle he shot down one of the enemy aircraft.

In this combat, Flight Lieutenant Ajoy Kumar Majumdar displayed great skill and initiative in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force.

Reference: Gazette of India , 1st January 1966 - No.133 - Pres/65 dated 22nd September 1965 

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