Air Vice Marshal Bhupendra Kumar Bishnoi, Vr.C(Bar)
As a Squadron Leader in the 1965 operations, this brave pilot carried out 16 operational missions over Pakistan with devastating effect on the enemy. His aircraft was shot thrice but it did not deter him. Having won a Vr.C for this, he went on to earn a bar to it in 1971, when as a Wing Commander, commanding a fighter squadron in the eastern sector, he bombed Tezgaon airfield and the Govt. House at Dacca in the face of stiff opposition and severe damage to his aircraft.