Sqn Ldr Nedyam Bhaskar Menon, Indian Airforce

Sqn Ldr Nedyam Bhaskar Menon, KC


A Sikh Light Infantry Unit at Khonoma in Naga Hills was surrounded by armed hostiles and supplies of food and water were cut off. Two earlier attempts had failed due to the inclement weather. On 28 June 1956, Sqn Ldr Menon successfully dropped food and water inspite of bad weather and heavy automatic fire on the aircraft at the dropping zone. Sqn Ldr Menon's extraordinary courage, skill and utter disregard for his personal safety saved the garrison.