He used to be caught by Pakistan after his MiG-21 went down all the intention in which by the LoC on February 27 final and later handed over to India on March 1.
Fly Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, whoused to be caught by Pakistan after his Mig-21 went down all the intention in which by the Line of Control (LoC)on February 27 final and later handed over to India at the Wagah-Attari border crossing on March 1, has been awarded Vir Chakra, defence sources said.
Vir Chakra is the nation’s third-most sensible possible wartime gallantry medal.
Within the heart of a dogfight with Pakistan Air Pressure jets on February 27, he shot down a Pakistani F-16. He used to be posted with the MiG-21 squadron in Srinagar earlier than the incident. After going by the scientific job after his return, he used to be posted back to a fighter unit.
From the Navy, Sapper Prakash Jadhav used to be posthumously awarded the Kirti Chakra, the 2d-most sensible possible peacetime gallantry award. The Navy additionally got eight Shaurya Chakra awards and 98 Sena Medals (Gallantry) and 4 Mention-in-Dispatches, in accordance to a checklist launched by the Navy.
The Indian Air Pressure (IAF) additionally got 5 Yudh Seva Medals and seven Vayu Sena Medals (Gallantry), which additionally involves the Mirage fighter pilots who took segment within the Balakot air strike.
Among the many 13 medal winners for the IAF, 12 are fighter pilots and one is lady officer Sqn. Ldr. Minty Agarwal, flight controller on the bottom. She has been awarded the Yudh Seva Medal for her actions within the midst of the aerial engagement, when Pakistani fighter jets attempted to bomb Indian military installations a day after Balakot.