Introduction Bhupinder Kumar Bishnoi
Shri B.K.(Bhupinder Kumar) Bishnoi, Air Vice Marshal (
Retired), two time winner of Vir Chakra(means bar to the Vir
Chakra) for his courageous performance first time in 1965 war
and second time in 1971 Indo-Pak war.
Mr B.K. Bishnoi belongs to village SittoGuno in Firozpur
District of Punjab. His father Shri Ram Partap Ji Khichar, DSP
(Retired) was a senior police officer in security department for
first Prime Minister Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru.
His younger brother Flight Lieutenant Sudarshan Kumar
Bishnoi was also a hero who sacrificed his life for mother
We salute such brave heroes who made our community &
Wg Cdr Bhupinder Kumar Bishnoi F(P)
Chakra and Bar (Later Air Vice Marshal )
B K Bishnoi is one of the few IAF Officers who was
honored with a Bar to the Vir Chakra. As a Squadron Leader in
1965 War, Bishnoi flew several interdiction missions with No.20
"Lightning" Squadron flying the Hawker Hunter. In one of his
missions in the Raiwind Area, He along with three of his
colleagues attacked and destroyed an ammunition supply train
with rockets and gunfire. The Next day, he led an interdiction
mission against enemy targets in the Lahore sector in which a
significant amount of enemy armour was knocked out. B K Bishnoi
was awarded the Vir Chakra for these actions.
During the 1971 War, Wing Commander Bishnoi was the
Commanding Officer of No.28 "First Supersonics" Squadron flying
the MiG-21 FL aircraft. Wg Cdr Bishnoi led the first strike
raids on Dacca airfield in which he destroyed a transport
aircraft by rockets on the ground. Wg Cdr Bishnoi flew a total
of 26 Sorties during the war, in which he destroyed the runway
at Tejgaon airfield as well as leading the strike on Government
House at Dacca. For his role in 71, Bishnoi received a Second
Gallantry Award, in the form of a Bar to his Vir Chakra.
Bishnoi retired as an Air Vice Marshal from the IAF .
Sqn Ldr KC Cariappa, CO 111 HU (on left)Wg Cdr BK
Bishnoi (Center) and Sqn Ldr Ravi Kumar (Right) with a PAF Sabre
jet at Tezgaon. Photo : Gp Capt Ranbir Singh
The F-86 Sabres flown by the PAF's No.14 Squadron were
left intact even though orders explicitly required destruction.
Here the GLO 2 Wing, Flt Lt Manbir Singh, Sqn Ldr SK Sareen, Wg
Cdr BK Bishnoi, U/I Sqn Ldr KC Cariappa and Flg Offr Sukrut Raj
pose with Sabre s/n ' 1713'