Commander BB YADAV
MAHA VIR CHAKRA
Award
MAHA VIR CHAKRA
Year of Award
1971
Service No.
00101-B
Rank at time of Award
Commander
Father's Name
NA
Mother's Name
NA
Domicile
Haryana

Citation

COMMANDER BABRU BAHAN YADAV, (00101-B)

EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE AWARD- 5TH DECEMBER, 1971

Commander Babru Bahan Yadav was the Squadron Commander of a division of ships which formed part of the Task Group of the Western Fleet ordered to carry out an offensive sweep on the enemy coast of Karachi on the night of 4th/5th December, 1971. Notwithstanding the threat of enemy air, surface and submarine attack, the officer led his division of ships deep into the enemy waters and encountered two groups of large enemy warships. Despite the heavy gun fire from the enemy destroyers and at great risk to his ships and personnel, Commander Yadav led his Squadron towards the enemy in a swift and determined attack. As a result, two enemy destroyers and one Mine sweeper were sunk.

In this operation, Commander Babru Bahan Yadav displayed conspicuous gallantry and leadership of a high order in the best traditions of the Indian Navy.

BB YADAV