Sqn Ldr Syed Iqbal Ali, Vr.C, Indian Airforce

Sqn Ldr Syed Iqbal Ali, Vr.C


During the India-Pakistan war in December 1971, Flt Lt Syed Iqbal Ali was serving in a fighter bomber squadron. He flew a number of operational missions and destroyed nine tanks, eight vehicles, a gun position, a fuel dump, one building, one watch tower and a fuel train. He also attacked concentrations of enemy troops and armour.

Throughout, Flt Lt Syed Iqbal Ali displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.