Sqn Ldr Nandepanda Appachu Ganapathy, Vr.C, Indian Airforce

Sqn Ldr Nandepanda Appachu Ganapathy, Vr.C


On 22nd November 1971, at 1450 hours order was given to intercept four Pakistani aircraft which had intruded into our territory.

Flt Lt Nandepanda Appachu Ganapathy, who was No.3 in a formation of four Gnat aircraft, proceeded to intercept the enemy. On sighting the enemy aircraft, he skilfully manoeuvred his section and got behind one Sabre jet and shot it down

In this action, Flt Lt Ganapathy displayed gallantry and professional skill of a high order.