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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/Hav Diwan Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 15 Apr 1988
Gazette Notification: 37Pres/88 , 15-4-88
Citation:
Paratrooper Diwan Singh was LMG No. 1 of the leading Section of the 12 Platoon of D Company of 5 Para tasked to capture the South Eastern portion of the Road-Rail crossing on 2 November 1987. He was given the responsibility to provide covering and
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Name: Flt Lt DO Barty
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: Gp Capt Donald Lazarus
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 22 Nov 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan, Flying Officer Donald Lazarus was serving with a fighter squadron. On 22 November 1971, he was No. 4 in a formation of four Gnats, which was ordered to intercept four hostile aircraft, which had
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Name: Gp Capt Donald Melvyn Conquest
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 08 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 75 Pres/72, 17-6-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan, Wing Commander Donald Melvyn Conquest led a formation, which attacked and set fire to Karachi port bulk oil installation on 4 December 1971. The next day he carried out an attack on Mauripur airfield and
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Name: Sub Dorai Swami
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 11 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 73 Pres72, 17-6-72
Citation:
On the night of 11 December 1971, movement of our tanks across the minefield in an area in the Shakargarh Sector was disrupted due to one getting bogged in the nullah running across the minefield. An enemy counter-attack was imminent. It was, therefore,
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Name: L/Nk Durga Datt
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
During the attack on an enemy post at Gadra in the Rajasthan Sector, on 5 December 1971 Lance Naik Durga Datt crawled to an enemy medium machine gun bunker, lobbed a grenade and destroyed the gun and its crew: While he was crawling to the other bunker, he was
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Name: Hav Durga Shanker Paliwal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 12 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
On 12 December 1971, Sapper Durga Shanker Paliwal was the driver of the supply train plying 27 Km inside enemy territory in the Rajasthan Sector when six Pakistani jets attacked his train by rockets and incendiary bombs. One of the incendiary bombs dropped two metres away as a
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Name: Nk Duryodhan Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 14 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Citation:
Naik Duryodhan Singh was the leading section commander during the capture of Sylhet railway station. Immediately after crossing the start line, his platoon was pinned down by intense and accurate fire of a heavy machine gun of the enemy. Unmindful of his
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Name: Gnr E Joseph
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 22 Sep 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Wg Cdr ED Masillamani
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: Nk Eknath Kardile
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 04 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
On the night of 4 December 1971, a battalion of Maratha Light Infantry was given the task of capturing an enemy position in the Eastern Sector. The assault by our troops was held up by sustained and accurate enemy medium machine gun fire from a bunker. Naik Eknath Kardile charged the
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Name: Capt Eshwar Narayan Iyengar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 21 Nov 1962
Gazette Notification: 57 Pres 64, 23-4-64
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Wg Cdr Farokh Jehangir Mehta
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 13 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 75 Pres/72, 17-6-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Squadron Leader Farokh Jehangir Mehta flew 22 operational missions of close air support in Kutch and Barmer Sectors and made successful strikes at Mirpur and Badin. He flew five counter air missions against
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Name: Hav Fateh Mohammed
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 02 Jan 1972
Gazette Notification: 73 Pres72, 17-6-72
Citation:
Naik Fateh Mohammed was in command of the leading section of a company of Ladakh Scouts during the attack on an enemy position in the Western Sector. The assault of his section was held up when two enemy light machine guns opened intense fire from
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Name: Hony Capt Fidu Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 07 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 132 Pres 65,17-9-65
Citation:
On the night of 7 September 1965, Havildar Fidu Ram, in charge of a signal detachment, was in a party of forward observers in the Sialkot Sector. When it became necessary to fire on a strongly held enemy target, it was found that the wireless set was
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Name: Lt Gen Francis Tiburtius
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 12 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Lieutenant Colonel Francis Tiburtius Dias was commanding a battalion of 11th Gorkha Rifles during the operations against Pakistan in the Eastern Sector. On 12 December 1971, he was ordered to capture a well prepared position held by an enemy infantry
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Name: Hav fSowarn Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 13 Feb 1948
Gazette Notification:
Citation:
Naik Sowam Singh was the Section Commander of a leading section of the company sent out of a fighting patrol in Jundwara area in Kashmir Valley on 13 February 1948. The area was difficult and deeply snow bound. When the patrol reached
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Name: Nk Gabar Singh Negi
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
On 16 December 1971, a battalion of Garhwal Rifles was ordered to raid enemy localities in the Western Sector. During the move to the objective, while the battalion was passing through a minefield, two anti-personnel mines were actuated which alerted the enemy who brought down heavy
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Name: Rfn Gagan Chand
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 01 Oct 1967
Gazette Notification: 82 Pres/68,17-12-68
Citation:
Rifleman Gagan Chand was involved in fighting in the Cho La area on 1 October 1967. When the Chinese opened machine gun and recoilless gunfire, he rushed to a nearby post, picked up the light machine gun and fired on the Chinese killing five of
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Name: Sep Gajan Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 18 Jun 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 8 June 1948 at Zojila Pass, Sepoy Gajan Singh was Bren gun No. 1. After stand down, he was away from his position when the enemy opened up heavy MMG and LMG fire on the picquet. He rushed back to the picquet position under very accurate and close fire
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Name: Maj Gajnan Adisare (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1947
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Hav Ganesh Datt
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 07 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 132 Pres 65,17-9-65
Citation:
On 7 September, 1965, while leading a section during an attack on an enemy position in the Sialkot Sector, Naik Ganesh Datt saw that a light machine gun was inflicting casualties on his company and holding up its advance. With complete disregard for his personal
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Name: Nk Ganesh Prasad Yadav
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Vijay - Kargil
Date of Award: 15 Aug 1999
Gazette Notification: 113Pres/98,15-8-99
Citation:
Naik Ganesh Prasad Yadav belonged to Charlie Company which was assigned the task of capturing point 4268, a well-fortified enemy post at an an altitude of 14,000 feet in Batalik sub-sector of Kargil on 28 May 1999 during 'Operation Vijay'. After approach march of
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Name: 2nd Lt. Ganga Bahadur Rawat
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 20 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 57 Pres 64, 23-4-64
Citation:
On 20, October 1962, when his battalion in the Tsangdhar area was attacked by the Chinese forces, Havildar Ganga Bahadur Rawat was performing the duties of a Company Havildar Major. When a platoon was being over-run, Havildar Rawat counter-attacked the enemy with his
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Name: L/Hav Ganga Dhar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Naik Ganga Ram was leading section of a company on an enemy position at Radio Katanga in Congo on 13 September 1961. The assault came under heavy enemy fire. Undaunted, Naik Ganga Pam charged the enemy position and with complete disregard for
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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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