Awardee List for the 19 Wing

A total of 1 Awards are listed.
Bar to Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry) : 1 |
Bar to Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg Cdr Vijay Chand Mankotia 4041 F(P)Unit : 19 Wing  Award Date Announced 26 Jan 72
Details :

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 

The Awards Database presented here was made possible by the kind generosity of Air Marshal Bharat Kumar, author of Courage & Devotion to Duty : A Chronicle of IAF's Honours and Awards (1932-2008). Air Marshal Bharat Kumar had very graciously given permission to reproduce the citations from the book on this website.
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