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How many of us know about heroism of #Tiger Air Warrior Sqn Ldr A B Devayya MVC?

That IAF got to know of incredible gallantry from Pakistani Pilot he shot down & a British author?

That it took 23 years after 1965 War to honour our Braveheart?
Returning from mission over Sargodha, Bravehearts Mystere was hit by Pak Pilot

Instead of ejecting, he turned to combat with superior F-104 Starfighter & shot it. Flt Lt Amjad Hussain ejected safely

Sqn Ldr Devayya didn't return and was declared Missing in Action & then KIA
Flt Lt Amjad Hussain later described the Air Combat of 1965 to John Fricker who wrote a book

That's how IAF Colleagues learnt of his heroic fight to finish over enemy land

Same Pak Pilot was again shot down in 1971 & became one of India's 93000 #POW. Later rose to AVM rank
IAF officers pursued issue of due honour to Sqn Ldr AB Devayya. He was finally awarded Maha Vir Chakra- posthumous in 1988

Don't you think every Indian child should know this amazing story of courage against all odds defending our nation?
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