Squadron Leader Mohinder Kumar Jain

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971 Squadron Leader Mohinder Kumar Jain was serving with a Fighter-Bomber Squadron in the Western Sector. On the 4th December 1971 he carried out two strike missions over Mianwali airfield and attacked enemy aircraft parked on the ground. As he turned homeward after the attack, he was attacked by enemy Sabre and Mirage aircraft. He sucessfully disengaged himself from the enemy attacks and brought his aircraft safely back to base.

On the 5th, 7th and 9th December, 1971, he carried out further successful missions to Punch, Sambha and Dinanagar Sectors in support of our ground forces. On the 10th December, 1971, he was detailed as the leader of a two aircraft strike mission to the Chamb Sector. Despite heavy and concentrated ground fire, he made accurate bomb and cannon attacks on the enemy positions. During this action, his aircraft was hit and crashed in enemy territory. Throughout these operations, Squadron Leader Mohinder Kumar Jain displayed gallantry, professional sill and devotion to duty of a high order.

He was awarded by Veer Chakra Posthumously. 

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