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What is Happening

A meeting of the War Decorated Trust was held on Thursday at Chandigarh. The following Trustees were present:

  • Brig Sant Singh, MVC** (in the Chair)
  • Brig NS Sandhu, MVC
  • Brig KS Chandpuri, MVC, VSM
  • Capt Reet MP Singh, VrC

Discussion centered around passing the audited accounts for the year 2012-2013 and the Scholarship Scheme of the Trust.

 

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Awards

Awardee Name: Service: Medal:
Operation:
Name: Col Alan Deepak Gardner
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22-1-88
Citation:
Alan Deepak Gardner was deployed in Sri Lanka as part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force. He was commanding a company of Infantry Battalion which was advancing along axis Palali- Kondavil Jaffna. On 12 October, his company came under heavy mortar and
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Name: Air Cmde Alfred Tyrone Cooke
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 07 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 131 Pres/65, 10.5.65
Citation:
On 7 September 1965 when the Kalaikunda airfield was under attack by six Pakistani Sabre jet aircraft, Flight Lieutenant Alfred Tyrone Cooke, who was leading two of our aircraft on combat air patrol, immediately led the aircraft to intercept them. Although our own
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Name: Gp Capt Allan David Alley
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 06 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72,27-1-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971 as flight commander of fighter bomber squadron, Squadron Leader Allan David Alley flew 15 operational missions in close support of our ground forces, interdiction and
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Name: Maj Alok Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 20 Apr 1991
Gazette Notification: 55 Pres/91, 26-1-91
Citation:
Captain Alok Singh, Company Commander, 12 JAT, along with his company organised ambushes in Anantar Puliyan Kulam and Pariya Puyarasan Kulam in Sri Lanka as a part of interdiction planned on 8 and 9 September, 1989. An encounter with the militants
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Name: Nk Amar Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1961 Vijay - Goa Liberation
Date of Award: 13 Sep 1961
Gazette Notification: 19 Pres 62, 26-1-62
Citation:
On 13 September 1961, a company of Dogra Regiment attacked enemy positions in the post and telegraph office in the heart of Elizabethville (Congo). No. 1 Section, to which Sepoy Amar Singh belonged, was given the task of
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Name: Nb Sub Amar Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jun 1972
Gazette Notification: 37 Pres 73,16-6-73
Citation:
Havildar Amar Singh was ordered to intercept an enemy patrol, which had intruded into our territory in the vicinity of a forward defended locality in Jammu and Kashmir. Against heavy odds, he led the patrol and while he was within 150 yards of the
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Name: Hony Nb Sub Amar Singh Bisht
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 15 Jul 1948
Gazette Notification: 10 Pres 52,26-1-52
Citation:
On the night of 14 July 1948, PA/Havildar Amar Singh was commanding the leading platoon of his company, which was ordered to attack an enemy feature. He led his platoon in pitch darkness over the thickly wooded steep hill, which was covered with
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Name: Lt Col Amar Singh Khattri
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 14 Nov 1962
Gazette Notification: 27 Pres 63,26-1-63
Citation:
Second Lieutenant Amar Singh Khattrl was officiating commander of a company of a Kumaon Battalion, which launched a counter-attack against well-sited and dug In Chinese defence positions on Yellow Pimple In NEFA on 14 November 1962 Under his courageous leadership and personal
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Name: 2nd Lt. Amardeep Singh Bedi
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1990
Gazette Notification: 33 Pres/90, 26-1-90
Citation:
On 18 January 1989, Second Lieutenant Amardeep Singh Bedi, while carrying out a search of the jungle adjacent to a lagoon in Sri Lanka, spotted few militants trying to cross the lagoon at a distance of 700 metres. With a view to cutting off the
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Name: Brig Amarjeet Singh Brar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 10 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Lieutenant Colonel Amarjeet Singh Brar, who was commanding a battalion of Rajputana Rifles, was given the task of capturing an important enemy position in the Eastern Sector. Against heavy
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Name: Wg Cdr Amarjeet Singh Kullar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 07 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Citation:
On 6 September 1965, Flight Lieutenant Amarjeet Singh Kullar flew in a four-aircraft formation, which destroyed a supply train at Raiwind railway station. The train was carrying ammunition badly needed by the enemy forces in the Kasur region. The denial of this vital supply was a major
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Name: Wg Cdr Amarjit Singh Sandhu
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 18 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 133 Pres/65, 22-9-65
Citation:
Squadron Leader Amarjit Singh Sandhu was the flight commander of an operational squadron, which was assigned the task of establishing our air superiority over the Pathankot region during the operations against Pakistan. He flew repeated missions in the Chhamb Sector and over the
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Name: Sub Maj (Hony Capt) Ambhore Bhiwasan
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 17 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 72 Pres 66, 30-9-66
Citation:
Naib Subedar Bhiwasan Ambhore was commanding a platoon of a company which had established a base for operations to be launched against the enemy by one of our Mountain Divisions in the Khem Karan Sector. He led three patrols and
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Name: Sep Ami Lal (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 01 Feb 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 1 February 1948, during a fighting patrol to village Bararipura in Kashmir, Sepoy Ami Lal was rifle group commander of the leading section. As soon as the section reached the village, the enemy, who was hiding in the houses and the nullahs around the
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Name: Sub Maj (Hony Capt) Ami Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 06 Feb 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
Jemadar Ami Singh was the Platoon Commander of the left forward Platoon deployed on Tain Dhar near Naushera in J & K on 6 February 1948. The Platoon was attacked by the enemy numbering around 700 men. The enemy attacked the
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Name: Maj Amitabh Roy
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 28 Oct 2000
Gazette Notification: 129 Pres/2001, 26.1.2002
Citation:
On 28 October 2000 at 0630 hours, Major Amitabh Roy planned and executed a daring special mission close to the Line of Control in Jammu & Kashmir. Leading the special mission by personal example, he fearlessly charged the enemy, killed three and injured three of their soldiers and
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Name: Brig Amlan Pratap Datta (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Citation:
Amlan Pratap Datta was commanding a company of 9th Gorkha Rifles which launched an attack in an area in the Eastern Sector. During the advance to the start line, two of his platoons were channelised to the right flank due to
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Name: Capt Amol Kalia
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1999
Gazette Notification: 113Pres/98,15-8-99
Citation:
On 08 June 1999, during "Operation Vijay" Captain Amol Kalia along with his men were tasked to capture an enemy post at Point 5203 in the Batlik-Yaldor Sector at a height of 17,000 feet Leading from the front, Captain Kalia selected the
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Name: Col Amrik Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 12 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Major Amrik Singh was commanding a company in a battalion of Sikh Regiment in the Rajasthan Sector. After attacking and capturing an enemy screen position on the night of 10 December 1971, he volunteered to lead the assault on
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Name: Lt Col Amrinder Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 12 Jun 1999
Gazette Notification: 113Pres/98,15-8-99
Citation:
Major Amrinder Singh Kasana was Battery Commander for attack on Tololing feature in the Drass Sector during "Operation Vijay". The officer however, volunteered to be the Battery Commander till the fall of point 5140. He thus took part in four consecutive attacks along
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Name: Hony Nk Amrit
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 16 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
16 December 1971, a company of the Grenadiers was detailed to carry out reconnaissance of the enemy defences in the Shakargarh Sector. When Grenadier Amrit along with four other men got isolated and surrounded by the enemy in
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Name: Sub Amrit Gamre (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 15 Nov 1948
Gazette Notification: 7 Pres 50,21-6-50
Citation:
On 2 November 1948, at Zojila Pass during the attack on Machhoi, Havildar Amrit Gamre was in command of a machine gun section in support of the attacking company. His duty was to silence the enemy automatics in the hut area, which happened to be the
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Name: Hony Sub Anant Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 20 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 56 Pres 63, 22-7-63
Citation:
Company Havildar Major Anant Ram was in command of a post in Ladakh on a peak more than 18,000 feet high. On 20 October 1962, the Chinese started an attack on this post. CHM Anant Ram had only 12 men under his command. The Chinese shelled the
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Name: Hony Sub Anant Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1948
Gazette Notification:
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Col Anantanarayanan Krishanaswamy
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 73 Pres72, 17-6-72
Citation:
Major Anantanarayanan Krishanaswamy was commanding a company of Jammu and Kashmir Rifles which had been ordered to establish a roadblock in the Eastern Sector. After the roadblock had been established on 16 December 1971, an enemy column of
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Meetings

Stats

Medals
PVC : 21
MVC : 219
VrC : 1317
Branches
Air Force : 224
Army : 1249
BSF : 13
Civillian : 3
CRPF : 1
Navy : 67

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