Naik(Retd.) Bal Bahadur, Vr.C, Indian Army

Naik(Retd.) Bal Bahadur, Vr.C

In December 1971, Naik Bal Bahadur was commanding a detachment of an air defence battery deployed in an area in the Western sector. On 7th December, during an enemy air raid, he directed the fire of his gun accurately and shot down a Pakistani Mig-19 aircraft.

In this action, Naik Bal Bahadur displayed gallantry, determination and professional skill of a high order.