Flt Lt Harish Masand, Vr.C, Indian Airforce

Flt Lt Harish Masand, Vr.C

On 4th December 1971, Fg Off Harish Masand was No.3 in a three aircraft strike mission for attacking an enemy airfield.

Just short of the target, the formation was intercepted by two Pakistani Sabre aircraft. In the ensuing dogfight, he shot down one Sabre aircraft. He also undertook a number of fighter reconnaissance missions in enemy territory and completed the task assigned to him.

Throughout, Fg Off Masand displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.