SQUADRON LEADER (NOW GROUP CAPTAIN) ZAFAR AHMAD SHAH
VIR CHAKRA
Award
VIR CHAKRA
Year of Award
1950 (Republic Day)
Service Particulars of Awardee
GP CAPT ZA SHAH, VrC (1805) GD(P) (Retd)
Rank at time of Award
SQN LDR
Father's Name
Shri E Ahmad Shah
Mother's Name
NA
Domicile
Lucknow (UP)

Citation

SQUADRON LEADER (NOW GROUP CAPTAIN) ZAFAR AHMAD SHAH (1805) G.D. (P)

(Effective date of award: 20TH SEPTEMBER, 1948)

Sqn Ldr. (now Gp. Capt.) Zafar Ahmad Shah (1805) while in Command of an Operational Squadron in Jammu and Kashmir Area personally led attacks on GURAIZ, PIR KANTHI Area and GILGIT which enabled our ground forces to advance without much casualty.  By taking off a modern fighter bomber aircraft from the old Srinagar Air-field which was barely 1300 yards long, he made it possible for operations to be carried out from that base.

His fine leadership and efficiency were reflected in the high fighting qualities of the Squadron, which operated under difficult and adverse conditions.

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

SQUADRON LEADER (NOW GROUP CAPTAIN) ZAFAR AHMAD SHAH