Sqn Ldr Jiwa Singh*, Indian Airforce

Sqn Ldr Jiwa Singh, Vr.C

During the Indo-Pak war in December 1971, Sqn Ldr Jiwa Singh led a formation to search and strike enemy tanks and troops which were engaging our ground forces. He successfully located the hidden tank positions and pressed home his attack enen though his section was encircled by four enemy aircraft. He engaged an enemy F-104 in aerial combat so that his No.2 could get away to safety. In the combat, his aircraft was shot at low level as a result of which he was killed.

In this operation, Sqn Ldr Jiwa Singh displayed gallantry, leadership and professional skill of a high order.