Air Cmde Krishan Kumar Badhwar, Indian Airforce

Air Cmde Krishan Kumar Badhwar, AVSM, Vr.C


Wg Cdr Krishan Kumar Badhwar was Mentioned in Dispatches for his role in the 1965 Indo-Pak war.

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Wg Cdr Badhwar was in command of a bomber squadron in the Western Sector. During the period, 3rd to 14th December, disregarding personal safety and with great courage and skill he attacked air bases at Masoor, Drig Road and port installations at Karachi. He was thus instrumental in depleting the enemy's oil reserves and crippling his port facilities at Karachi.

Throughout the operations, he displayed gallantry, leadership and professional skill of a high order.