FLIGHT LIEUTENANT VINOD PATNEY
VIR CHAKRA
Award
VIR CHAKRA
Year of Award
1966 (Republic Day)
Service Particulars of Awardee
AIR MSHL V PATNEY,SYSM, PVSM, AVSM,VrC(6125) GD(P) (Retd)
Rank at time of Award
FLT LT
Father's Name
NA
Mother's Name
NA
Domicile
Kolkata (West Bengal)

Citation

FLIGHT LIEUTENANT VINOD PATNEY (6125) G.D. (P)

(Effective date of award: 13 Sep 1965)

During the operations against Pakistan, Flight Lieutenant Vinod Patney was serving in an Operational Squadron in a forward area.  He flew 16 operational sorties within the short period.

On 13th September 1965, he took part in a ground attack mission in the Kasur Khem Karan Sector and flew as No.3 in a four aircraft formation. During the attack, the formation met with heavy and determined ground fire from the enemy guns.  One of our aircraft was shot down.  Undeterred and undaunted by this, Flight Lieutenant Patney pressed home five effective attacks on different enemy targets and destroying 3 Patton tanks. The courage and initiative displayed by Flight Lieutenant Vinod Patney were in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force.

 

FLIGHT LIEUTENANT VINOD PATNEY