SQUADRON LEADER RS KALYANIWALA
VIR CHAKRA
Award
VIR CHAKRA
Year of Award
1950 (Republic Day)
Service Particulars of Awardee
SQN LDR RS KALYANIWALA, VrC (1869) GD(P) Deceased
Rank at time of Award
SQN LDR
Father's Name
Shri SJ Kalyaniwala
Mother's Name
NA
Domicile
Mumbai (Maharashtra)

Citation

SQUADRON LEADER RS KALYANIWALA (1869) G.D. (P) (SINCE DECEASED)

(Effective date of award: 29TH DECEMBER,1948)

This officer has done nearly 60 hours of Operational flying in a very short period.  On all occasions he has displayed a cool head and has pressed home his attacks to maximum advantage.

As a flight Commander this officer took a leading part in most of the sorties carried out in the Northern Sector prior to the advent of winter conditions over the Kashmir Valley.

Sqn. Ldr. Kalyaniwala set a high standard in precision bombing and his attacks on the enemy picquets on the high hills near ZOJILLA pass prior to the ground attack were most valuable.  One attack in particular, near GUMRI, enabled our troops to break through the DRAS.  For this he was commended by the Corps Commander.

 

SQUADRON LEADER RS KALYANIWALA