Group Captain Ramanathan Sundarsan, Indian Airforce

Group Captain Ramanathan Sundarsan, Vr.C


During the Indo-Pak war in December 1971, Wg Cdr Ramanathan Sundarsan was in a fighter bomber squadron in the Eastern Sector. As leader of a formation attacking Tezgaon airfield near Dacca, he was intercepted by a formation of four enemy aircraft. He engaged the enemy inspite of heavy ground fire and shot down one of the four Sabres.

In this action, Wg Cdr Ramanathan Sundarsan displayed gallantry and professional skill of a high order.