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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: Gp Capt Arun Vasant Sathaye
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 04 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Citation:
On 4 December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Arun Vasant Sathaye, a senior pilot of a fighter-bomber squadron, was detailed as a member of four aircraft strike missions over an airfield. He carried out two successful attacks despite heavy ground fire. During his first attack, he destroyed a
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Name: Air Cmde Arya Bhushan Lamba
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 09 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 75 Pres/72, 17-6-72
Citation:
During the hostilities with Pakistan in December 1971, Squadron Leader Arya Bhushan Lamba was the flight commander of a fighter bomber squadron. On 4 December he led sorties on Risalwala and Chander airfields, blasting the dispersals. On 5 December, he destroyed a tank and
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Name: Air Cmde Ashok Prataprao Shinde
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72,27-1-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Squadron Leader Ashok Pratap rao Shinde led a number of ground attack missions in support of our troops. On two occasions, he was responsible for blunting the advance of enemy armour in the Chhamb-Jaurian Sector. With utter
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Name: Wg Cdr Aspari Raghumanth
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Citation:
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 he completed successfully
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Name: Wg Cdr Atanu Guru (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: 33 Pres/90, 26-1-90
Citation:
Flight Lieutenant Atanu Guru was inducted into the air force element of the Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka with the very first fleet of Akbars while he was still undergoing conversion. On 26 October 1987, Flight Lieutenant Atanu Guru flew in a
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Name: Flt Lt AW Barrettee (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1950
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Wg Cdr Balchandra Chengapa Karumbaya
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 07 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flying Officer Balchandra Chengapa Karumbaya was serving with a fighter bomber squadron. He carried out two, counter air day operation missions to enemy airfields and destroyed a heavy transport aircraft on the ground and
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Name: Sqn Ldr Baldev Singh Dogra (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 20 Nov 1950
Gazette Notification: 14 Pres 50, 20-11-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Sqn Ldr Bartan Ramesh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flying Officer Bartan Ramesh was serving with a helicopter unit. He carried out forty-five successful operational missions, some of which were in the heart of the battle area. During two of these
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Name: Wg Cdr Bharat Bhushan Soni
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Bharat Bhushan Soni was serving with a fighter squadron. During an enemy air raid on an airfield, he engaged an F-104 aircraft. He flew his aircraft at almost supersonic speed at low level and shot down the enemy
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Name: Gp Capt Bharat Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 14 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 133 Pres/65, 22-9-65
Citation:
On 14 September 1965, Wing Commander Bharat Singh was the leader of a section off our Gnat aircraft providing air cover to our Canberras engaged in a bombing mission in the Khem Karan Sector in the operations against Pakistan. En route, the formation
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Name: AVM Bhupendra Kumar Bishnoi (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 07 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Citation:
Squadron Leader Bhupendra Kumar Bishnoi arrived at Halwara on 7 September 1965 for taking part in air operations against Pakistan. Within a period of 15 days, he carried out 16 operational missions of which seven were in close support of the
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Name: AVM Bhupendra Kumar Bishnoi (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 14 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: -
Citation:
During the India-Pakistan conflict in December 1971, Wing Commander Bhupendra Kumar Bishnoi was in command of an operational fighter squadron in the Eastern Sector. He led the first two bombing missions over Tezgaon airfield and undeterred by
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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: 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: AVM Chandan Singh (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 20 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/63, 26-1-63
Citation:
On 20 October 1962, Squadron Leader Chandan Singh was detailed to carry out supply dropping in the Chipchap area in Ladakh. On reaching the dropping zone, he noticed that the outposts were under heavy fire from the Chinese forces. He successfully dropped vital
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Name: Wg Cdr Chandra Datt Upadhyan
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 19 Oct 1989
Gazette Notification: 23 Pres/89,26.1.89
Citation:
Wing Commander Chandra Datt Upadhyay was deployed as the 'Type Force Commander' of the Pratap Fleet of Indian Air Force Element of the Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka from 19 October, 1987to 3 November, 1987 when the IPKF was engaged in fierce battle with the militants
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Name: Gp Capt Chandra Krishna Kumar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 07 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Citation:
Flight Lieutenant Chandra Krishna Kumar Menon of a Hunter squadron at Halwara in September 1965 carried out eight operational sorties ofwhich seven were in close support of the Army On 8 September, he led a four aircraft formation to engage targets in the
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Name: Air Cmde Chandra Mohan Singla
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 08 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Chandra Mohan Singla served with a helicopter unit in the Eastern Sector. On the night of 7 December, he flew an armed helicopter and gave cover to .a special heliborne Operation at Sylhet. During this mission,
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Name: AVM Chandra Shekhar Doraiswamy
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 01 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan, Flight Lieutenant Chandra Sekhar Doraiswamy took part in 14 operational strike missions against the enemy ground positions. Twice his aircraft was hit by enemy ground fire and damaged severely. Instead of returning to
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Name: Gp Capt Charanjit Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72,27-1-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Squadron Leader Charanjit Singh undertook a large number of missions over enemy territory and brought back very valuable information on enemy targets and dispositions. This greatly helped in the
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Name: Gp Capt Charanjit Singh Sandhu
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 08 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72,27-1-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Squadron Leader Charanjit Singh Sandhu was in command of a helicopter unit. On 7 December, he personally led a special heliborne operation deep behind the enemy position in the Eastern Sector. During the first mission his force
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Name: Flt Lt Cherry Hassand Rane
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Citation:
On 4 December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Cherry Hassand Rane led a strike mission over Hussainiwala and destroyed an enemy tank. He led a number of other missions over enemy territory in the face of enemy air and ground opposition. His missions had decisive effects on enemy ground
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Name: Air Cmde Chidambaram Sargangapani
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 12 Aug 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Chidambaram Sargangapani was a pilot in a fighter bomber squadron. He flew 13 operational missions against the enemy ground forces and destroyed eight tanks, two gun positions and one bunker in the
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Name: Sqn Ldr Chitranjan Mehta (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 14 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Citation:
On 14 September 1965, Squadron Leader Chitranjan Mehta took off to attack enemy installations at Bhagtanwala at night. Halfway to the target, all his navigation aids failed. Visibility was less than one mile navigating visually with great difficulty and skillful avoiding anti-aircraft fire, he
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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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