SQUADRON LEADER JAG MOHAN NATH (3946) MVC
GENERAL DUTIES (PILOT)
BAR TO MAHA VIR CHAKRA (1ST SEPTEMBER 1965)
During the recent operations against Pakistani, 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 ememy 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 one of the missions, he chose to undertake them himself instead of detaiing his Sqadron 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 without it our attacks on the ememy airfields and installations could not have been as successful and 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.