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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: 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: Brig Amarjit Singh Bal (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 15 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Major A.S. Bal was commanding a squadron of 17 Horse during the battle of the Basantar River in the Shakargarh Sector of the Western Front. On 15 and 16 December 1971, the enemy launched a number of armoured counter-attacks against the Jarpal position though heavily out numbered,
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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: Lt Gen Anand Sarup (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1971
Gazette Notification: 71 Pres/72,17.6.72
Citation:
Brigadier Anand Sarup was allotted the task of organising and launchinginto battle a force for engaging the enemy at Pathanagar and in the area north of Fenny Town. He organised this force quickly and the troops under his command fought gallantly during the battles at
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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: Maj Gen Anant Singh Pathania (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 14 Nov 1948
Gazette Notification: 6 Pres/50,26.6.50
Citation:
The fine achievement of 1/5 Gorkha Rifles during the Zojila operations was due entirely to the courage and fine leadership of Lieutenant Colonel
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Name: Maj Gen Anant Vishwanath Natu (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 03 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Brigadier A.V. Natu was commanding an infantry brigade in the Poonch sector. The enemy launched a massive attack on the night of 3 December 1941 with two infantry brigades supported by three artillery regiments against the brigade sector. Thereafter, for four days and nights the enemy
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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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Name: Col Anil Kaul
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1987 Pawan Sri Lanka
Date of Award: 12 Oct 1987
Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22-1-88
Citation:
Major Anil Kaul was part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka, and landed at Palali on 12 October 1987 at 1230 hours with two tanks to support two companies of an infantry battalion inducted into Jaffna town to establish link-up with Para Commandos at
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Name: Lt Gen Anil Krishna Barat (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 25 Sep 1948
Gazette Notification: 9 Pres/52,26.1.52
Citation:
The enemy had surrounded Naushera and was putting in as much "lead" as he could. But Major A. Barat with calm and cool courage went on with his selfless task of giving surgical attention to the casualties, which were coming in right in the centre of the fire-swept area. His example was a
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Name: Lt Col Anjaparavand Thimaiah Ganapathy
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 04 Oct 1965
Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Citation:
On 4 October 1965, Major Anjaparavand Thimaiah Ganapathy was commanding a company of a battalion of the Sikh Light Infantry. The battalion was ordered to clear a point on the Kalidhar feature in J&K which, notwithstanding the cease-fire, had been encroached
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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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