Military Digest: Remembering the exploits of legendary Wing Commander ‘Jaggi’ Nath


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Wing Commander J M Nath aka ‘Jaggi’, the first IAF pilot to be twice awarded the nation’s second-highest gallantry award Maha Vir Chakra (MVC), died on March 21 in Mumbai at the age of 93. He was awarded the MVC in the 1962 Sino-India war and in the 1965 Indo-Pak war for flying photo reconnaissance missions over Tibet and Ladakh in 1962 and over Pakistan’s Punjab in 1965, respectively. Jaggi Nath was born in August 1930 in West Punjab’s Laiyyah, now in Pakistan, and did his matriculation from there before moving to India after Partition. He was commissioned in the...