|Vayu Sena Medal
|Rathnasabhapathy Kanniah 217249 OR
|Unit : Air Delivery Flight
|Announced 26 Jan 72
During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Sergeant Rathinasabapathy Kanniah served with the Air Delivery Flight that airlifted vitally needed spares from different equipment depots to forward air bases. Inspite of the fact that he had to fly for long hours daily most of the time landing late at night, he was always cheerful and was a source of inspiration to the other crew members. It was largely due to him that the tasks assigned to the Air Delivery Flight were successfully completed.
Throughout, Sergeant Rathinasabapathy Kanniah displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty.
|Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972