Flt Lt Sukhdev Singh Dhillon, Vr.C, Indian Airforce

Flt Lt Sukhdev Singh Dhillon, Vr.C

During the India-Pakistan war in December 1971, Fg Off Sukhdev Singh Dhillon flew as a pilot in a helicopter unit and single-handedly evacuated 87 battle casualties from the most difficult and hazardous terrain of the Kargil sector in complete disregard of his personal safety. He carried out these evacuation missions in the face of heavy ground and air opposition.

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