Fg Off Kishan Lakhimal Malkani, Vr.C, Indian Airforce

Fg Off Kishan Lakhimal Malkani, Vr.C


During the India-Pakistan war in December 1971, Fg Off Kishan Lakhimal Malkani was serving with a fighter bomber squadron. On 4th December, he was detailed to carry out a dusk strike mission over an enemy airfield.

Inspite of poor visibility over the target, he successfully carried out the attack and destroyed one blast pen. On 5th December, he was detailed as No.2 in a strike mission over an enemy signals unit. He attacked the radar unit and caused such extensive damage that the radar station never came on the air throughout the operations. In this operation, he made the supreme sacrifice.

In this action, Fg Off Malkani displayed gallantry, determination, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.