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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: Brig Basdev Singh Mankotia (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 03 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Major Basdev Singh Mankotia was holding a screen position at Ranian on the Western Front. Between 3 and 5 December 1971, the enemy launched seven attacks in strength against this position, but these were repulsed with heavy casualties to the enemy. With a portion of the
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Name: Maj Gen Bejoy Mohan Bhattacharjea (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 25 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 1Pres/61,1-1-64
Citation:
Lt Col Bejoy Mohan Bhattacharjea was commanding a battalion of Garhwal Rifles, which fought a withdrawal action from Towang Jan on 25 December 1962. The morale of his troops had been shaken but they regained it under his inspiring leadership. Lieutenant Colonel Bhattacharjea
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Name: Lt Col Bhagwan Dutt Dogra (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 20 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 1Pres/61,1-1-64
Citation:
On October 1962, after heavy bombardment at dawn, Chinese forces attacked the left flank of the position held by a Gorkha Rifles battalion in the Tsangdhar area in NEFA. 2nd Lieutenant B.D. Dogra's Platoon was on this flank, guarding a track leading to his company position. His platoon
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Name: Maj Bhaskar Roy (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 01 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres/65,10-9-65
Citation:
On 1 September 1965, when Pakistani forces attacked our positions in the Chhamb Sector with a large number of tanks, Major Bhaskar Roy was commanding a squadron of an armoured corps regiment in that area. Undaunted by overwhelming and superior enemy armour, Major Roy
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Name: Maj Bhupinder Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 11 Oct 1965
Gazette Notification: 127 Pres/65,16-10-65
Citation:
Major Bhupinder Singh of Hodson's Horse led his squadron with distinction in the battle of Phillora and Sordreke in Pakistan between 11 and 19 September 1965. With skilful deployment and bold action, his squadron was able to cause large-scale destruction of Pakistani tanks
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Name: Sub Maj (Hony Capt) Bir Bahadur Pun (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 04 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Havildar Bir Bahadur Pun was in a company of 1 GR who were given the task of capturing village Chandpur, east of Darsana, on the Eastern Front, on 4 December 1971. The assaulting troops came under heavy enemy artillery and small arms fire resulting in heavy casualties to our troops. On
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Name: Sub Bishan Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 12 Dec 1947
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26.1.50
Citation:
On 12 December 1947 at Uri, a battalion of Sikh Regiment was out on a patrol. At about 1340 hours the battalion bumped the enemy in strength and a fierce hand-to-hand fight took place. During the withdrawal, Subedar Bishan Singh was second in charge of a company, which was holding
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Name: AVM Cecil Vivian Parker (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 20 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Wing Commander C. V. Parker, the officer commanding of a fighter-bomber squadron, led many deep penetration missions into enemy-held territory attacking strongly defended targets. While returning from one such mission his formation was attacked by enemy Sabre aircraft. In the
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Name: Nk Chain Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 10 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 55 Pres/63, 22-7-63
Citation:
Naik Chain Singh was in a platoon position at Tsengjong in NEFA in October 1962. Approximately 500 Chinese concentrated in the vicinity of this post and started shelling it with guns and mortars. Although greatly outnumbered and with a limited quantity of ammunition, Naik Chain Singh
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Name: Nk Chand Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 22 Nov 1947
Gazette Notification: 2Pres/50, 26-1-50
Citation:
At Uri, on 22 November 1947, at about 2215 hrs in operation against tribesmen in Kashmir State the enemy attacked hill 085107 held by a platoon of 1 Sikh. This feature was vital for the defence of the Uri Camp. Naik Chand Singh commanded a section of his
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Name: AVM Chandan Singh (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 07 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 20 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Group Captain Chandan Singh was the Officer Commanding of an Air Force Station in Assam. During the conflict with Pakistan, he was responsible for the planning and execution of the special helicopter operations to airlift two companies of troops to the Sylhet area. During the advance oft he
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Name: Capt Chander Narain Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 05 Aug 1965
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres/65,10-9-65
Citation:
On 5 August 1965, Captain C.N. Singh was detailed to search for five Pakistani soldiers who were reported to have been in Poonch area, in the vicinity of a Brigade HO. While so doing, the patrol party encountered heavy Pakistani light machine gun, mortar and grenade fire from a higher
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Name: Lt Col Chewang Rinchen (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 08 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 22 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Major Chewang Rinchen of Ladakh Scouts was commander of the force assigned the task of capturing the Chalunka complex of enemy defences in the Partappur Sector. Each of these nine enemy strong points were held by one to two platoons and fortified with mines and wire obstacles. This
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Name: Lt Col Chewang Rinchen (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 01 Jul 1948
Gazette Notification: 9 Pres/52,26.1.52
Citation:
As a young lad of 17 Chewang Rinchen* enrolled himself in the Ladakh Guards on 25 July 1948. With hardly a week’s training he organised and trained a local militia unit of 28 youths. In September, operating alongside Indian Army units, he fought in the Nubra Valley. His grim defence of a
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Name: P/O Chiman Singh (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 08 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Leading Seaman C. Singh was member of a ship which attacked enemy targets in the Mongla and Khulna area during the period 8 to 11 December 1971. While operating off Khulna his boat was sunk. He was very badly wounded by shrapnel. Enemy shore defences opened fire at
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Name: Maj Gen Chittoor Venugopal (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 07 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Lieutenant Colonel Chittoor Venugopal was commanding a battalion of Gorkha Rifles during the operations on the Eastern Front. On 4 December 1971, the battalion came up against well fortified enemy defences at Uthali and Darsana. The position had a series of concrete pillboxes
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Name: Sub Chuna Ram (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 15 Jun 1948
Gazette Notification:
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Maj Daljit Singh Narang
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 20 Jan 1972
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Major Daljit Singh Narang was commanding a squadron of cavalry which was attacked by two enemy battalions, supported by a squadron of Chaffee tanks. He skillfully and boldly manoeuvred his squadron despite heavy enemy fire and engaged and destroyed the enemy tanks. With
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Name: Capt Dara Dinshaw Mistry
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 15 Dec 1948
Gazette Notification: 6 Pres/50,26.6.50
Citation:
On 15 December 1948 at Chhawa Ridge in the Naushera Sector, Captain D.D. Mistry was the observation officer of the forward most picquet the hostiles relentlessly shelled his position using every type of artillery from 3.7 howitzer to 5.5 inch mortar
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Name: Nk Darshan Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 02 Nov 1965
Gazette Notification: 9 Pres/66,1-1-66
Citation:
On the night of 2 November 1965, Naik Darshan Singh was commanding the leading section of a company of Sikh Light Infantry Regiment, which was ordered to clear a heavily defended bunker in the Mendhar Sector in J&K where Pakistani forces had sited a Browning machine gun. His
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Name: Hav Daya Ram (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 06 Feb 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26.1.50
Citation:
On 6 February 1948, Lance Havildar Daya Ram was commanding a forward section of his platoon at Tain Dhar, which was subjected to heavy enemy fire and attacks. His section post was attacked 5 times by the enemy. Most of his men including himself were wounded but he kept on
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Name: Capt Devinder Singh Ahlawat
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Captain D.S. Ahlawat was leading a Dogra company during the attack on the Dera Baba Nanak bridgehead on the night of 5 December 1971. The enemy defences were based on a series of concrete embankments with anti-tank guns and heavy and light automatics. The
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Name: Lt Col Dewan Ranjit Rai
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 27 Oct 1947
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26.1.50
Citation:
Lieutenant Colonel Dewan Ranjit Rai was the Commanding Officer of 1 Sikh. Immediately on landing at Srinagar, on 27 October 1947, he appreciated that it was imperative to hold and oppose the raiders as far away as possible from the vital city of Srinagar and its adjacent
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Name: Sep Dewan Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 03 Nov 1947
Gazette Notification: 2Pres/50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 3 November 1947, at Srinagar in Kashmir during an action against the tribesmen at Badgam, Sepoy Dewan Singh was No. 1 Bren gunner of a platoon. The tribesmen were advancing overwhelming numbers and the odds were such that the platoon commander was ordered to withdraw.
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Name: Lt Col Dharam Singh (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 08 Nov 1948
Gazette Notification: 9 Pres/52,26.1.52
Citation:
On the night of 7 November 1948, during the attack on a feature, Lieutenant Colonel Dharam Singh led his battalion extremely well over a difficult country and against a determined enemy To capture the feature, he fought five actions in pitch darkness without artillery support. This officer was
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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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