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M. A. Ganapathy

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Squadron Leader Mandepanda Appachu Ganapathy was an officer of the Indian Air Force who was awarded the Vir Chakra in 1972 when as a flight lieutenant he shot down Pakistani Sabre Jets. [1]

7 relations: Battle of Boyra, Indian Air Force, Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, Kodagu district, Kodava, Squadron leader, Vir Chakra.

Battle of Boyra

The Battle of Boyra, on 22 November 1971, was an aerial interception fought between the Indian Air Force and intruding Pakistani Air Force jets that had crossed into Indian Airspace.

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Indian Air Force

The Indian Air Force (IAF; IAST: Bhāratīya Vāyu Senā) is the air arm of the Indian armed forces.

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Indo-Pakistani War of 1971

The Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 was a military confrontation between India and Pakistan that occurred during the liberation war in East Pakistan from 3 December 1971 to the fall of Dacca (Dhaka) on 16 December 1971.

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Kodagu district

Kodagu is an administrative district in Karnataka, India.

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Kodava may refer to.

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Squadron leader

Squadron leader (Sqn Ldr in the RAF; SQNLDR in the RAAF and RNZAF; formerly sometimes S/L in all services) is a commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force and the air forces of many countries which have historical British influence.

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Vir Chakra

Vir Chakra is an Indian gallantry award presented for acts of bravery on the battlefield.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._A._Ganapathy

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