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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 Airforce and intruding Pakistani Air Force jets that inadvertently crossed into Indian Airspace while performing a close air support mission against the Mukti Bahini, the Bengali Guerrilla freedom fighters, and a Battalion size detachment of the Indian Army which were fighting in the Battle of Garibpur against the Pakistani Armed Forces as part of the Bangladesh Liberation War.

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Indian Air Force

The Indian Air Force (IAF; Devanāgarī: भारतीय वायु सेना, Bharatiya 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 the direct military confrontation between India and Pakistan during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971.

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Kodagu district

Kodagu also known as Kodava Nadu, 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 and IAF; 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 in the battlefield.

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

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