Sqn Ldr Sukrutaraj Jayandra, Vr.C, Indian Airforce

Sqn Ldr Sukrutaraj Jayandra, Vr.C

During the India-Pakistan war in December 1971, Flt Lt Sukrutaraj Jayandra was serving with a fighter bomber squadron in the Eastern Sector.

While escorting a formation of four aircraft proceeding to Tezgaon airfield, he was No.2 in a formation of two aircraft. When the formation was attacked by F-86 Sabre aircraft, he engaged one of them and shot it down.

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