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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: Sub (Hony Capt) Deb Jang Sahi
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1961 Vijay - Goa Liberation
Date of Award: 16 Sep 1961
Gazette Notification: 58 Pres 62,10-9-62
Citation:
Jemadar Deb Jang Sahi was commander of a platoon of a relief force in the Congo. While proceeding towards the objective, the platoon came under heavy machinegun and mortar fire and was in danger of being surrounded. At this stage, an enemy plane also bombed and strafed the
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Name: L/Hav Deb Singh Bhandari
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 17 Nov 1965
Gazette Notification: 72 Pres,66,30-9-66
Citation:
Lance Havildar Deb Singh Bhandari was commanding a leading section of a company of a battalion, which was ordered to clear an area in Rajasthan where the enemy had intruded after the cease-fire. The assault on the enemy position was held up by a
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Name: Nk Debi Bahadur Gurung
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 14 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 134 Pres/65,16-10-65
Citation:
On 14 September 1965, when the enemy attacked a company group of Gorkha Rifles at Rasulpur in the Sialkot Sector, Naik Debi Bahadur Gurung, who was controlling the 3-inch mortars at the post, brought down steady and accurate fire on the advancing enemy
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Name: Hav Debi Parkash Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 01 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 72 Pres,66,30-9-66
Citation:
During operations in the Chhamb Sector, Havildar Debi Prakash Singh was hit in the arm by an enemy bullet while commanding a platoon in its forward location. He was ordered to report to the regimental aid post by his company commander and to
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Name: Rfn Debi Prasad Limbu
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 01 Oct 1967
Gazette Notification: 82 Pres/68,17-12-68
Citation:
Rifleman Debi Prasad Limbu was the forward sentry in a platoon post in the Cho La area on the 1 October 1967. When the Chinese suddenly opened fire with heavy machine gun, mortars, rocket launcher, rifles, LMGs and grenades, he kept on firing at the Chinese. After he had finished
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Name: Lt Cdr Deepak Aggarwal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 22 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22-1-88
Citation:
Following the Indo-Sri Lanka Peace accord, operational necessity dictated the institution of joint patrols in the Palk Bay and on the Sri Lanka Coast to prevent the illicit movement of men and material. This extremely hazardous task was given to
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Name: Lt Col Deepak Rampal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1999
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/2000,15-8-99
Citation:
On 04 July 1999 during 'Operation Vijay', Delta Company of 17 JAT under Major Deepak Rampal was tasked to capture Whale-Back, part of Point 4875. Whale-Back, a dominating feature, had complete observation over the Mushkoh Valley Drass and Matayan and observed artillery fire was
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Name: Maj Deepankar Kapoor Singh Sharawat
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 01 Jan 2000
Gazette Notification: 63 Pres/2000, 26.1.2000
Citation:
On 8 July 1999, "A" Company commanded by Lieutenant Deepankar Kapoor Singh Sharawat was tasked to raid a mortar position west of 'Twin Bump', which had been causing havoc on own troops. Lieutenant Sharawat moved towards the mortar position with his company with stealth
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Name: Maj Deepender Bhuchar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1996
Gazette Notification: 31Pres/98 , 26-1-98
Citation:
As a company commander of 24 Punjab, Major Deepender Bhuchar was posted on the Line of Control in the North Jhelum Sub-sector in Jammu & Kashmir. He observed that his forward post was under intense mortar, artillery and
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Name: Air Mrshl Denzil Keelor
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 19 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 133 Pres/65, 22-9-65
Citation:
On 19 September 1965, Squadron Leader Denzil Keelor was providing fighter escort to Mystere aircraft during a strike mission in the operations against Pakistan. His section of four Gnat aircraft was engaged by four enemy Sabre jet aircraft and the battle was fought at a height of less than
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Name: Hav Deputy Lal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 15 Jun 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Hav (Hony Nb Sub) Des Raj
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Havildar Des Raj was a platoon commander in Punjab Regiment, which was occupying a screen position in an area in the Western Sector. On the night of 3 December 1971, the enemy attacked this position in strength and managed to penetrate through the
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Name: Wg Cdr Desmond Eric Pushong
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 21 Mar 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
Wing Commander D. E. Pushong completed 99 landings at Poonch and was the first Dakota pilot to land at Poonch. He dropped ammunition to a platoon that was going to surrender in a position eight miles southeast of Naushera. He landed a 25 lb gun at Poonch on 21 March 1948 and
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Name: Hav Dev Prakash
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 15 Aug 1999
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/2000,15-8-99
Citation:
On 20 June 1999 during "Operation Vijay", Naik Dev Parkash, a section commander in 13 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, was tasked to assault Point 5140, a strategically important feature in the Drass Sector. As per the plan, Naik Dev Parkash along with his
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Name: Hav Devendra Singh kandari
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 10 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
On 10 December, 1971, Havildar Devendra Singh Kandari was the platoon havildar in a company of Kumaon Regiment which was detailed far attacking the enemy defences in the Eastern Sector. While assaulting the objective, his platoon commander was
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Name: Capt Devinder Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Captain Devinder Singh who was commanding a company of Rajput Regiment, was assigned the task of raiding enemy machine gun positions in the Eastern Sector. As the leading platoon reached the forward bunkers, the enemy brought down a heavy volume
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Name: Maj Devinderjit Singh Pannu
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 04 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Major Devinderjit Singh Pannu was commanding a company of Sikh Regiment occupying a key position for the defence of Chhamb when the enemy launched an attack on night of December 1971. Major Pannu immediately rushed to one of his platoons occupying a screen position at a border
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Name: Air Mrshl Devnath Rathore
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 06 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 131 Pres/65, 10.5.65
Citation:
On 6 September 1965, Flight Lieutenant Dev Nath Rathore was detailed as leader of a section of two aircraft to carry out a dusk combat air patrol over Halwara airfield. The airfield was subjected to an attack by four Pakistani Sabres, which had also engaged two of our aircraft orbiting the
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Name: 2nd Lt. Devpal Singh Deval
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Citation:
Second Lieutenant Devpal Singh B. Deval was commanding the leading platoon of 5th Gorkha Rifles during an assault on an enemy post in the Sylhet Sector. The post was well-fortified. The enemy brought down heavy and accurate artillery and medium machine
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Name: Sub Dewan Chand (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 20 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 56 Pres 63, 22-7-63
Citation:
Subedar Dewan Chand was in command of Post Takkar, situated at a height of 18,000 feet in North Ladakh. On 20 October 1962, the Chinese launched a general offensive on all our posts in that area. The personnel of these posts were ordered to
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Name: L/Nk Dhan Bahadur Gurung
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 07 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 134 Pres/65,16-10-65
Citation:
Rifleman Dhan Bahadur Gurung was a newly trained rifleman in a platoon of Gorkha Regiment, which was to capture an enemy stronghold in the Sialkot Sector on the night of 7 September 1965. Rifleman Gurung went forward with his platoon commander to the
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Name: Nk Dhan Bahadur Rai
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 07 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
On 7 December 1971, our troops operating in an area in the Western Sector were heavily attacked by enemy aircraft. The enemy employed six to eight aircraft in each mission and repeatedly strafed and bombed our troops. During one such raid, Rifleman Dhan Bahadur Rai came out of his
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Name: Hony Capt Dhan Raj Sharma
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22.1.88
Citation:
A vital post at an altitude of approximately 18,000 feet on the Saltore ridge in the Siachen Glacier area was held by a section strength of a unit of the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry. Towards the south of this feature was an adversary's post which was used by them as base for launching
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Name: Lt Col Dhan Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 11 Dec 1947
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
A Patrol consisting of one company of Kumaon Regiment was detailed to clear raiders from a ridge in the area of Uri on 11 December 1947. Jemadar Dhan Singh’s platoon was leading. The patrol reached up to about 400 yards from the top of the
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Name: Col Dhan Singh Adhikari
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 13 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Captain Dhan Singh Adhikari was serving with a battalion of Dogra Regiment. He was given the task of finding the exact layout of certain enemy defences in the Western Sector. Unmindful of his safety, he crawled close to the
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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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