Service No: 8706 F(P)

Service: Air Force

Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant

UNIT: 37 Sqn, AF

Operation : Op Cactus Lily

Date of Martyrdom : Dec 04, 1971

Flt Lt SG Khonde

Flight Lieutenant SG Khonde was a fighter pilot who was serving in 37 Squadron of IAF during the war with Pakistan in 1971.

Flight Lieutenant Khonde was trained on Hunter aircraft which was a fighter bomber aircraft in the IAF inventory. His squadron was actively involved in the operation for Bangladesh liberation in 1971. Indian Air Force had launched Cactus Lily, a military operation between 3- 16 December in the then East Pakistan (Current Bangladesh). As a part of this operation Flight Lieutenant Khonde, on 4th December, took off on his Hunter (BA-226) aircraft to attack adversary installation in Dhaka and created significant damages there,however his aircraft was also shot down by the Anti Aircraft Guns.

Flight Lieutenant SG Khonde was declared Killed in Action (KIA) on 04 Dec 1971 when he failed to return from the fateful sortie.

 

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