Sqn Ldr Sankaranarayanan Balasubramanian, Vr.C, Indian Airforce

Sqn Ldr Sankaranarayanan Balasubramanian, Vr.C

During the India-Pakistan war in December 1971, Fg Off Sankaranarayanan Balasubramanian was serving as a pilot with a fighter bomber squadron. On 4th and 5th December, he flew deep day penetration operational missions to an enemy airfield and caused extensive damage to the airfield and its installations despite heavy ground fire.

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