During the engagement, when he had got behind the enemy, two more Gnats attacked him.
His left elevator was shot away but he continued fighting them till the enemy aircraft broke off.
He showed great courage and determination in engaging overwhelming odds and bringing home the damaged aircraft.
On 13th September, 1965, he shot down another Gnat. For his consistent determination, courage and aggressiveness, the officer is awarded Sitara-i-Juraat.