Wing Commander Anil Kumar Bhadra, Indian Airforce

Wing Commander Anil Kumar Bhadra, Vr.C

During the Indo-Pak war in December 1971, Sqn Ldr Anil Kumar Bhadra as flight commander of a bomber squadron carried out and led night bombing missions deep into enemy territory and attacked vital and heavily defended military targets. On one occasion, although he was subjected to heavy ack-ack fire at a low altitude, he continued with his attack and dropped his bombs on target causing considerable damage.

Throughout the operations, he displayed gallantry, leadership and professional skill of a high order.