Flt Lt Vijay Kumar Wahi, Vr.C, Indian Airforce

Flt Lt Vijay Kumar Wahi, Vr.C


During the India-Pakistan war in December 1971, Flt Lt Vijay Kumar Wahi was a pilot in a fighter bomber squadron. On 6th December, he was detailed as No.2 in an air to ground mission to the Chhamb area.

The target was heavily defended by anti-aircraft guns and enemy aircraft, but the destruction of this target was of vital importance to our ground forces which were under heavy pressure. He pressed home the attacks and knocked out two enemy tanks. While returning from the mission, his aircraft was hit and he ejected, sustaining fatal injuries.

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