Sqn Ldr Bartan Ramesh, Vr.C, Indian Airforce

Sqn Ldr Bartan Ramesh, Vr.C

During the India-Pakistan war in December 1971, Fg Off Bartan Ramesh was serving with a helicopter unit. He carried out 45 successful operational missions, some of which were in the heart of the battle area.

During two of these missions, with complete disregard for his personal safety, he evacuated army battle casualties from forward helipads in the Uri sector in the face of constant shelling by the enemy.

Throughout, Fg Off Ramesh displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.