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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: L/Nk Dhani Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 23 May 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
At Machhoi in J & K on 23 May 1948, during an attack on a feature, Lance Naik Dhani Ram was in command of the right forward section of the right leading platoon. It was caught in enemy automatic crossfire. He lost two men and his section was definitely
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Name: Hav Dhansi Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 20 Apr 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 20April1948, during an attack on a hill feature north of the river Jhelum, Lance Naik Dhansi Ram was section commander of a platoon of 4 Kumaon Regiment. The platoon was given the task of protecting the right flank. While they were advancing, they came
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Name: Rfn Dhanush Dhari Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 25 Feb 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Sep Dharajit Singh Chahar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 13 Jan 1989
Gazette Notification: 33 Pres/90, 26-1-90
Citation:
Sepoy Dharajit Singh Chahar of 4 Jat was a member of a party which laid an ambush against the militants at the road crossing on Vavuniya-Mannar Road in Sri Lanka on 13 January, 1989. At about 0850 hours, he spotted a group of militants approaching
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Name: Lt Col Dharam Chand Dhilan
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 27 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 70 Pres/62,12-11-62
Citation:
Signalman Dharam Chand Dhilan was in charge of the signal communications of a post in Ladakh, which was shelled and attacked by the Chinese on 27 October 1962. When a direct hit destroyed the wireless set he took up a position in the trenches and
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Name: Nb Sub Dharam Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 27 Aug 1948
Gazette Notification: 70 Pres/62,12-11-62
Citation:
Lance Havildar Dharam Singh was commander of a post in Ladakh. This post was attacked by a large number of Chinese on 22 October 1962. The attack was supported by heavy mortar. In spite of heavy odds, he held the post for two days and his gallant action
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Name: Nb Sub Dharam Singh
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, a company of Sikh Light Infantry Regiment, in which Sepoy Dharam Singh was serving, was ordered to clear an encroachment on a feature near Kalidhar in Jammu & Kashmir, which had been made by Pakistani forces notwithstanding the cease-fire. When its advance was
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Name: Nk Dharam Singh Thapa
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 21 Jun 1950
Gazette Notification: 7 Pres 50, 21-6-50
Citation:
On the night of 14 November 1948, Lance Naik Dharam Singh Thapa commanded a forward section of a company, which attacked a slope of a heavily defended feature in Jammu and Kashmir State. He led his section halfway up the hill, but soon came under very close fire from two enemy
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Name: Sep (N/A) Dharampal Singh Dahiya
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 18 Nov 1962
Gazette Notification: 17 Pres 64, 26-1-64
Citation:
Sepoy Nursing Assistant Dharampal Singh Dahiya was attached to a company of Kumaon Regiment deployed at Rezangla in Ladakh. On 18 November 1962, the Chinese attacked the company post in large numbers, supported by overwhelming
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Name: Maj Gen Dharitri Kumar Palit
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 18 May 1948
Gazette Notification: 10 Pres 52,26-1-52
Citation:
On night of 17 May 1948, Lieutenant Colonel Dharitri Kumar Palit, Commanding 319th Gorkha Rifles, was ordered to capture a hill feature, which was very strongly held by two battalions of the enemy. At midnight the forward company came up against very heavy opposition halfway up to
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Name: Wg Cdr Dhirendra Nath Sahae
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: 33 Pres/90, 26-1-90
Citation:
On 24 August, 1988, when "OP CHECKMATE" phase I11 was being conducted by 4 Infantry Division in Mitikaikulam jungles in Sri Lanka, Wing Commander Dhirendra Nath Sahae was detailed to stand by at Mulaitivu helipad with 4 x 16.57 mm RPS in an offensive role. During a daredevil
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Name: Maj Dhirendra Nath Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 18 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 72 Pres 66, 30-9-66
Citation:
On 18 September 1965, Major Dhirendra Nath Singh was commanding a company of Kumaon Regiment which was ordered to capture Keri. The assaulting platoons which rushed forward soon ran into an enemy minefield covered by LMGs, MMGs and
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Name: Wg Cdr Dhirendra Singh Jafa (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 37 Pres 73,16-6-73
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Squadron. Leader Dhirendra Singh Jafa served with a fighter bomber squadron in the Western Sector. On 4 December, when the enemy had encircled a battalion of our troops in a small enclave in the Hussainiwala area and was
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Name: Hav Dhondi Ram Bhansode
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 06 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
On 5 December 1971, while commanding a detachment of an air defence battery guarding an installation, Naik Dhondi Ram Bhansode directed the fire of his
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Name: Hav Dhondu Jadhav
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 15 Nov 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
Sepoy Dhondu Jadhav was No.2 of MMG attached to a battalion of Kumaon Regiment. On 14 April 1948, the advancing company came under heavy automatic fire from a dominating feature in the Rajouri Sector of J&K. Sepoy Dhondu Jadhav cleverly built cover for his gun on hilltop and
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Name: Sub (Hony Capt) Dhyan Singh Rawat
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 17 Jun 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 18 May 1948, a platoon of3 Garhwal Rifles, while attacking the Trahgam Ridge, came under heavy enemy mortar and small arms fire. The platoon ran short of ammunition. Jemadar Dhyan Singh Rawat volunteered to carry ammunition to the platoon. He carried the ammunition right up
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Name: L/Hav Dilbagh Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 12 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Lance Havildar Dilbagh Singh was a section commander in a pioneer platoon of Punjab Regiment during the operations in the Shakargarh Sector. After the capture of Shabazpur position, Lance Havildar Dilbagh Singh was given the task of making safe
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Name: Gp Capt Dilip Kamalkar Dighe (retd)
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 Dilip Kamalakar Dighe as a pilot of a fighter bomber squadron, flew 14 sorties in support of our ground forces. On two of these missions he spotted enemy tank concentrations. He immediately
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Name: Gp Capt Dilip Kumar Dass
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, Squadron Leader Dilip Kumar Dass flew a number of operational missions. On 5 December, he was detailed on a mission to destroy a massive enemy thrust spearheaded by a tank regiment at
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Name: Sub Dina Nath
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 15 Nov 1965
Gazette Notification: 72 Pres,66,30-9-66
Citation:
Subedar Dina Nath was commanding a platoon in a long-range border patrol in Rajasthan on 15 November 1965. When the patrol reached an advance base which had been encroached upon by the enemy, he volunteered to bring information about the enemy
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Name: Wg Cdr Dinesh Chander Nayyar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 16 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Dinesh Chander Nayyar was serving with a fighter bomber squadron in the Eastern Sector. He flew 11 missions during the conflict. On his counter air mission over Dacca airfield, he was shot at by enemy anti-aircraft
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Name: Gp Capt Dinesh Chandra Bhandari
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 Dinesh Chandra Bhandari was serving with an operational bomber squadron. As a senior navigator, he was responsible for leading and planning the raids against various
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Name: Maj Dipak Kumar Ganguli
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 29 Jan 1974
Gazette Notification: 37 Pres 73,16-6-73
Citation:
Major Dipak Kumar Ganguli was ordered to reinforce a defended locality in the Lipa Valley and he led his men in broad daylight in spite of heavy enemy shelling. The enemy launched two severe attacks but was repulsed, suffering heavy casualties
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Name: Lt Col Diresh Kumar Sharma
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 04 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Captain Diresh Kumar Sharma was employed as the observation post officer with a battalion of Punjab Regiment in the Hussainiwala Sector. On 3 December 1971, the enemy engaged our defences with heavy automatic fire and intense shelling Undeterred, Captain Sharma continued to
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Name: Brig Diwakar Anant Paranjape
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 22 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 72 Pres 66, 30-9-66
Citation:
Captain Diwakar Anant Paranjape was commanding a company which occupied the forward-most position of a battalion defended area in the Jammu-Sialkot Sector. On 22 September 1965, the enemy launched an attack supported by armour and artillery fire and took a heavy toll 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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