SQUADRON LEADER (NOW GROUP CAPTAIN) DAVIAH SUBIA
VIR CHAKRA
Award
VIR CHAKRA
Year of Award
1950 (Republic Day)
Service Particulars of Awardee
AIR MSHL DAVIAH SUBIA, PVSM, VrC (1866) F(P) (Retd)
Rank at time of Award
SQN LDR
Father's Name
Brig CS Subia (Retd)
Mother's Name
NA

Citation

SQUADRON LEADER (NOW GROUP CAPTAIN) DAVIAH SUBIA (1866) G.D. (P)
(Effective date of award : 20TH SEPTEMBER 1948)

Sqn Ldr. (Now Group Captain) Daviah Subia (1866) always showed great courage and fortitude whilst operating over the Jammu and Kashmir Area.  By his example and excellent leadership he inspired all his Squadron Pilots.  All his sorties were marked for pressing home the attack, despite all odds.

He flew over 70 sorties in a period of a month and a half often operating under adverse conditions and from difficult airfields. It was partly due to this officer’s courageous and relentless attacks that the resistance of the enemy at Gurais broke down.  The excellent air operations conducted by this officer largely contributed towards the successful capture of Gurais eventually by our land forces.

He proved himself to be an extremely capable leader and was thus a source of encouragement and inspiration to all his Squadron Pilots.

For the outstanding services rendered by him during the Kashmir Operations, he has been awarded the Vir Chakra.

SQUADRON LEADER (NOW GROUP CAPTAIN) DAVIAH SUBIA