Sqn Ldr Dilip Kumar Dass, Indian Airforce

Sqn Ldr Dilip Kumar Dass, Vr.C


During the Indo-Pak war in December 1971, Sqn Ldr Dilip Kumar Dass flew a number of operational missions. On 5th December, he was detailed on a mission to destroy a massive enemy thrust spearheaded by a tank regiment at Longewala.

He carried out three strike missions on 5th December and one on 6th December and destroyed four tanks, a number of vehicles and troop concentrations despite heavy ground fire. His missions had a decisive effect in frustrating the enemy thrust.

In this action, Sqn Ldr Dass displayed gallantry, determination and professional skill of a high order.