WG CDR JM NATH
MAHA VIR CHAKRA
Award
MAHA VIR CHAKRA
Year of Award
1966
Service No.
3946
Service Particulars of Awardee
WG CDR JM NATH, MVC & Bar (3946) GD(P) (Retd)
Rank at time of Award
SQN LDR
Father's Name
Shri Kamal Nain Rai
Mother's Name
NA
Domicile
Jaipur (Raj)

Citation

SQUADRON LEADER JAG MOHAN NATH, MVC (3946) GD(P)
(Effective date of award – 1st September 1965)

    During the recent operations against Pakistan, Squadron Leader Jag Mohan Nath, Commanding Officer of a Canberra unit, undertook several missions over enemy territory and obtained vital information about the enemy. The missions, which were all in the nature of reconnaissance, entailed flying long distances over enemy territory and well-defended airfields and installations, unescorted and during the day.  Although, Squadron Leader Nath was fully aware of the risks he was running on every of the missions, he chose to undertake them himself instead of detailing his Squadron Pilots, until he was ordered to let his colleagues do some of them.

    The information he brought back from his missions was of such vital importance that but for it our attacks on the enemy airfields and installations could not have been as successful or devastating as they were. In fact his missions enabled the Air Force to deliver its attacks on targets, the destruction of which was certain to hinder the war effort of Pakistan.
    Squadron Leader Jag Mohan Nath displayed courage, determination and sense of duty of a very high order.

WG CDR JM NATH