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Fg Off Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon
PARAM VIR CHAKRA (Posthumous)
Award
PARAM VIR CHAKRA
Year of Award
1972
Service No.
10877
Father's Name
S. Tarlok Singh
Mother's Name
Smt Harbans Kaur
Domicile
Ludhiana, Punjab

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FLYING OFFICER NIRMAL JIT SINGH SEKHON (10877) F(P)

(Effective date of award – 14th December 1971)

Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon was a pilot of a Gnat detachment based at Srinagar for the Air Defence of the valley against Pakistani air attacks. From the very outbreak of the hostilities he and his colleagues fought the successive waves of intruding Pakistani aircraft with valour and determination, maintaining high reputation of the Gnat aircraft. On 14th December, 1971 Srinagar airfield was attacked by a wave of six enemy Sabre aircraft. Flying Officer Sekhon was on readiness duty at the time.  Immediately, however, no fewer than six enemy aircraft were overhead, and they began bombing and strafing the airfield. In spite of the mortal danger of attempting to take off during the attack, Flying Officer Sekhon took off immediately and engaged a pair of the attacking Sabres. In the fight that ensued, he secured hits on one aircraft and set another on fire. By this time the other Sabre aircraft came to the aid of their hard pressed companions and Flying Officer Sekhon’s Gnat was again outnumbered, this time by four to one. Even though alone Flying Officer Sekhon engaged the enemy in an unequal combat. In the fight that followed, at tree top height, he almost held his own, but was eventually overcome by sheer weight of numbers. His aircraft crashed and he was killed.

The sublime heroism, supreme gallantry, flying skill and determination above and beyond the call of duty displayed by Flying Officer Sekhon in the face of certain death, have set new heights to Air Force tradition.

Fg Off Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon
GDR YOGENDER SINGH YADAV
PARAM VIR CHAKRA
Award
PARAM VIR CHAKRA
Year of Award
1999 (Independence Day)
Service No.
2690572
Rank at time of Award
GDR
Unit
18 GDRS
Father's Name
NA
Mother's Name
NA

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YOGENDER SINGH YADAV
RFN SANJAY KUMAR
PARAM VIR CHAKRA
Award
PARAM VIR CHAKRA
Year of Award
1999 (Independence Day)
Service No.
13760533
Rank at time of Award
RFN
Unit
13 JAK RIF
Father's Name
Durga Ram
Mother's Name
Bhag Devi
Domicile
Bilaspur State - (HP)

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SANJAY KUMAR
LT MANOJ KUMAR PANDEY
PARAM VIR CHAKRA (Posthumous)
Award
PARAM VIR CHAKRA
Year of Award
1999 (Independence Day)
Service No.
IC-56959
Rank at time of Award
LT
Unit
1/11 GR
Father's Name
GOPI CHAND PANDEY
Mother's Name
MOHINI PANDEY
Domicile
LUCKNOW

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MANOJ KUMAR PANDEY
CAPT VIKRAM BATRA
PARAM VIR CHAKRA (Posthumous)
Award
PARAM VIR CHAKRA
Year of Award
1999 (Independence Day)
Service No.
IC-57556
Rank at time of Award
CAPT
Unit
13 JAK RIF
Father's Name
GIRDHARI LALBATRA
Mother's Name
KAMALBATRA
Domicile
KANGRA ,HP

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VIKRAM BATRA
NB SUB BANA SINGH
PARAM VIR CHAKRA
Award
PARAM VIR CHAKRA
Year of Award
1988 (Republic Day)
Service No.
JC-155825
Rank at time of Award
NB SUB
Unit
JAK LI
Father's Name
NA
Mother's Name
NA

Citation

Citation
BANA SINGH
MAJ RAMASWAMY PARAMESWARAN
PARAM VIR CHAKRA (Posthumous)
Award
PARAM VIR CHAKRA
Year of Award
1988
Service No.
IC-32907
Rank at time of Award
MAJ
Unit
MAHAR
Father's Name
KS RAMASWAMY
Mother's Name
NA
Domicile
MATAURA,MH

Citation

Citation
RAMASWAMY PARAMESWARAN
L/NK ALBERT EKKA
PARAM VIR CHAKRA (Posthumous)
Award
PARAM VIR CHAKRA
Year of Award
1972 (Republic Day)
Service No.
4239746
Rank at time of Award
L/NK
Unit
GUARDS
Father's Name
ZULUIS EKKA
Mother's Name
MARIAM TIRKEY
Domicile
GUMLA,JHARKHAND

Citation

Citation
ALBERT EKKA
MAJ HOSHIAR SINGH
PARAM VIR CHAKRA
Award
PARAM VIR CHAKRA
Year of Award
1972 (Republic Day)
Service No.
IC-14608
Rank at time of Award
MAJ
Unit
GDRS
Father's Name
HIRA SINGH
Mother's Name
NA
Domicile
ROHTAK

Citation

Citation
HOSHIAR SINGH
2/LT ARUN KHETARPAL
PARAM VIR CHAKRA (Posthumous)
Award
PARAM VIR CHAKRA
Year of Award
1972 (Republic Day)
Service No.
IC-25067
Rank at time of Award
2/LT
Unit
17 HORSE
Father's Name
NA
Mother's Name
NA

Citation

Citation
ARUN KHETARPAL

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