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Wg Cdr Arun Kanti Mukherjee, Vr.C, VM

During the Indo-Pak war in December 1971, Wing Commander Arun Kanti Mukherjee was commanding a tactical flying unit. He undertook a number of operational sorties and attacked heavily defended enemy air bases.

Due to his sound planning, all the tasks allotted to his unit were accomplished in an exemplary manner. His unit carried out deep penetration sorties at night in the face of heavy enemy defences. The unit did valuable work in keeping the enemy force harassed at night.

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