Sqn Ldr Jagdamba Prasad Saklani, Vr.C, VM Indian Airforce

Sqn Ldr Jagdamba Prasad Saklani, Vr.C, VM


During the India-Pakistan war in December 1971, Flt Lt Jagdamba Prasad Saklani, as a pilot of a fighter bomber squadron, flew 13 operational missions in support of our ground forces.

In addition to the destruction of four tanks and one jeep, he attacked an airfield, bombed enemy concentration of troops and tanks and also bombed another area inflicting heavy damage on the enemy.

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