Naib Subedar K.K. Gopalakrishnan Nair, Vr.C, Indian Army

Naib Subedar K.K. Gopalakrishnan Nair, Vr.C


On 4th December 1971, while performing the dual role of section commander and No.1 of an air defence gun deployed for the protection of a depot at Pathankot, Havildar(GD) Nair directed the fire of his gun accurately and shot down a Pakistani Mirage aircraft.

In this action, Havildar Nair displayed gallantry and professional skill of a high order.