Wing Commander Kirpal Singh, Vr.C, VM, Indian Airforce

Wing Commander Kirpal Singh, Vr.C, VM

During the India-Pakistan war in December 1971, Sqn Ldr Kirpal Singh, with utter disregard for his safety, carried out 9 successful operational sorties in the face of stiff enemy air and ground opposition. The information obtained from these sorties proved of great value to our air and ground forces in taking swift action to deal with enemy concentrations.

Throughout the operations, Sqn Ldr Kirpal Singh displayed gallantry, determination and professional skill of a high order.