Is Sekhon a Jatt?

Sekhon is a Jat clan in the Punjab region of India and Pakistan.

How did flying officer Sekhon lose his life?

Flying Officer Sekhon was on readiness duty at that time. In the ensuing air battle, Sekhon scored a direct hit on one Sabre and set another ablaze. The latter was seen heading away towards Rajauri, trailing smoke. A native of Rurka Issewal village in Dakha, had sacrificed his life during the Indo-Pak War of 1971.

Why could Officer Sekhon not take off immediately?

Answer: On 14th December 1971, Srinagar Airfield was attached by a wave of six enemy Sabre aircraft. Flying Officer Sekhon was on readiness duty at the time. However, he could not take off at once because of the clouds of dust raised by another aircraft which had just taken off.

How many PVC are there in Indian Air Force?

As of January 2018, the medal has been awarded 21 times, of which 14 were posthumous and 16 arose from actions in Indo-Pakistani conflicts. Of the 21 awardees, 20 have been from the Indian Army, and one has been from the Indian Air Force. Major Somnath Sharma, was the first recipient.

What qualities did Officer Sekhon display during the war?

The true heroism, exemplary courage, flying skill, and determination, above and beyond the call of duty displayed by Flying Officer Sekhon, was in the finest tradition of the IAF. His bravery and skill, against odds of 1 to 6, earned him India’s highest wartime medal for gallantry, the “Param Vir Chakra”.

What is the work of Flying Officer?

About Air Force Officer Fighter planes and aircraft are the major constituents of the Air Force as their job is to defence the sky. Therefore the entire services of the Airforce are concerned with the flying of the aircraft and the pilot is the main air force officer. It is a very diverse and exciting career.

Who is eligible for Paramveer Chakra?

Conditions of Eligibility: The Chakra is awarded for most conspicuous bravery or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self sacrifice, in the presence of the enemy, whether on land, at sea, or in the air. The decoration may be awarded posthumously.

Who got the first Param Vir Chakra?

Major Somnath Sharma
Major Somnath Sharma, heading a detachment of the Kumaon Regiment at Badgam in Jammu & Kashmir, laid down his life saving Srinagar city and airport from a Pakistani attack during the Kashmir operations. He received the award posthumously on 3 November 1947.