Flt Lt Raj Kumar Mehta, Indian Airforce

Flt Lt Raj Kumar Mehta, KC


On 9 Nov 1960, he did not abandon the Gnat aircraft which had flamed out due to a bird in take while landing at Palam. He did not bale out but attempted a landing in a bid to save the aircraft thereby putting his own life in danger. He lost his life during the crash landing. This selfless act of Flt Lt Mehta, his devotion to duty and personal courage were in the highest traditions of the Air Force.