Flt. Lt. Ramesh Gulabrao Kadam, Indian Airforce

Flt. Lt. Ramesh Gulabrao Kadam

Flt. Lt. R.G. Kadam(back row wearing shades)

During the 1971 Indo-Pak war, Flt. Lt. R.G. Kadam was part of an elite(T.A.C.D.E) strike force targetting Pakistani defence installations.

On 8th December 1971, during a strike mission over Risalwala air base in Pakistan, Flt. Lt. Kadam's Sukhoi-7 fighter jet was shot down by an enemy aircraft. He was taken POW. Officially, Flt. Lt. Ramesh Gulabrao Kadam was killed in action.