During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Aspari Raghunath was serving with a bomber squadron. He volunteered for every sortie and mission. Because of his keenness and ability, he was assigned a special task, which was completed successfully despite enemy Ack Ack and air defence.
Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Aspari Raghunath displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.
Furthermore, before joining Kirloskar he served in I.A.F from 1964 to 1986 in the flying branch involved in the operational, instructional, Air Crew Examiner, test flying and administrative duties. Currently he is an esteemed governing council member of KIAMS and the Trustee of Mysore Kirloskar Education Trust-Running Schools in rural area.