Here’s The Story Of IAF Pilot Ajjimada Devayya Who Got Maha Vir Chakra After Being Praised By A Pakistani Pilot

Most profound of tragedies are made when the valour of a soldier goes unnoticed and unawarded. While we have many heroes whose bravery encounters have gone down in the Indian armed forces’ annals of history, there must be some who remained unsung.

One such hero whose valour could have remained unsung was the Maha Vir Chakra (MVC) recipient Squadron Leader Ajjimada Bopayya Devayya who was awarded this honour 23 years after in 1988 for his sacrifice in an epic dog fight on September 7, 1965 war against Pakistan Air Force’s Supersonic F-104 Star-Fighter.

India’s second highest battle honour Maha Vir Chakra/ Sqn Ldr AB Devayya, Photo courtesy: wikipediaClick Here: Crystal Palace Shop