Wg Cdr Parvez Rustom Jamasji, Vr.C, Indian Airforce

Wg Cdr(Retd) Parvez Rustom Jamasji, Vr.C

During the India-Pakistan war in December 1971, Flt Lt Parvez Rustom Jamasji was serving with a helicopter squadron.

The helicopter flown by him was attacked twice by machine gun and twice by mortars, but he fulfilled the assigned mission and brought back his aircraft to the base. On one occasion, his helicopter had engine failure over enemy territory, but he brought it back safely.

Throughout, Flt Lt Jamasji displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order. For this he was awarded the Vir Chakra.

For his substantial contributions to the IAF, Sqn Ldr Jamasji was awarded AOC Commendation Cards in 1976 & 1977.