Sqn Ldr Prem Bhushan Kalra, Vr.C, Indian Airforce

Sqn Ldr Prem Bhushan Kalra, Vr.C

During the India-Pakistan war in December 1971, Flt Lt Prem Bhushan Kalra took part in six bombing missions. On every mission, he was instrumental in spotting the source of ground fire and in taking effective counter measures.

Though his aircraft was hit on three occasions, he continued with the missions. On 15th December, he undertook a deep mission inside enemy territory. The fading light and poor visibility made navigation extremely difficult. He reached the target and bombed it.

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