|Bar to Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)|
|Wg Cdr||Vijay Chand Mankotia 4041 F(P)||Unit : 19 Wing||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 72|
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During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Wing Commander Vijay Chand Mankotia was the Station Commander of a Transport Base. He provided such remarkable facilities at his Base that the fighter operations during the conflict went through with exceptional smoothness and success. He ensured that all the needs of the fighter force, both administrative and operational, were fully met. In addition, he converted a transport aircraft for operations in bombing role. This employment of a transport aircraft, the first mission of which he himself led, played an important part in the harassment role over enemy airfields at night and in the strike role over defended targets by day.
Throughout, Wing Commander Vijay Chand Mankotia displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty.
|Reference:||Gazette of India dated 7th October, 1972 - No.09 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972|