Wg Cdr(Retd) Shri Krishna Singh, Vr.C, Indian Airforce

Wg Cdr(Retd) Shri Krishna Singh, Vr.C

During the 1965 Indo-Pak war, Sqn Ldr Shri Krishna Singh was in charge of ground defence and security arrangements of an airfield. On 6th September 1965, over 60 Pakistani paratroopers, equipped with modern weapons and equipment, were air-dropped in the vicinity of the unit for sabotaging our aircraft and installations.

Sqn Ldr Singh organised a mobile patrol and under his intelligent and able direction the patrol foiled the enemy's plan. Finding the airfield defences formidable, the paratroopers finally withdrew from the airfield and were captured by civil and army authorities.

The next day information came that some paratroopers were hiding near a village. Sqn Ldr Singh volunteered to lead a mobile armed patrol. During the operation, he was able to apprehend three paratroopers, including the officer in charge of the Pakistani Para contingent. On an extensive search made under his supervision, 70 parachutes and a considerable quantity of automatic weapons and other equipment were captured.

This bold action on the part of Sqn Ldr Shri Krishna Singh foiled the paratrooper attack on the airfield.