Sqn Ldr Mohan Dikshit, Vr.C, Indian Airforce

Sqn Ldr Mohan Dikshit, Vr.C

During the India-Pakistan war in December 1971, as a pilot in a fighter bomber squadron, Fg Off Mohan Dikshit flew several sorties.

He flew as a wingman on a strike mission and damaged a bridge inspite of heavy enemy defences. In the Pathankot sector, he damaged four marshalling yards and the canal headworks. While on a close air support mission, he destroyed some gun positions in the Chhamb area.

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