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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: 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: Flt Lt Andre Rudolph Da Costa
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 04 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 79 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
On 4 December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Andre Rudolph Da Costa flew an offensive sortie in Lal Munirhat in the Rangpur Sector. After successfully strafing Army targets, he attacked a goods train south of Lal Munirhat Bridge when he was hit. Although he
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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: Gp Capt Anil Kumar Bhadra
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 Anil Kumar Bhadra as flight commander of a bomber squadron carried out and led night bombing missions deep into enemy territory and attacked vital and heavily defended
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Name: Wg Cdr Anil Kumar Sinha
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 15 Aug 1999
Gazette Notification: 113Pres/98,15-8-99
Citation:
Wing Commander Anil Kumar Sinha was the Commanding Officer of a MT-17 helicopter unit. On 28 May 1999 he was tasked to lead a four aircraft formation to fly a live air-to-ground rocket attack, on feature 5140 located on the Tololing ridge. The enemy, located on this ridge, was bringing
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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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Name: Sub Ankush Mahadev Chawan
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 13 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Citation:
Naik Ankush Mahadev Chawan was in command of the left forward section of his company during its attack on an enemy position in the Eastern Sector. During the assault both his light machine gun numbers were seriously wounded but Naik Ankush Chawan
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Name: Maj Annavi Krishnaswamy Ramaswamy
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 16 Jan 1948
Gazette Notification: 20 Pres/53,25-7-53
Citation:
On 16 January 1948, Major A.K. Ramaswamy, whilst in command of company of a para battalion at Naushera, was ordered to reinforce the forward company which was under enemy fire. He helped relieve the pressure of enemy fire. After the rest of the battalion had safely withdrawn,
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Name: Sep Ansuya Prasad
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 30 Nov 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Sepoy Ansuya Prasad was young soldier in a battalion of Mahar Regiment, which was given the task of capturing an enemy position on the Eastern Front. The enemy was occupying a well-fortified building dominating the entire area around it with machine guns. It was decided
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Name: Air Cmde Anthony Ignatius Kenneth Suares
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: Air Cmde Anthony Ignatius Kenneth Suares
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1961 Vijay - Goa Liberation
Date of Award: 06 Dec 1961
Gazette Notification:
Citation:
Wing Commander Anthony Ignatius Kenneth Suares was commanding officer ofthe Canberra unit operating with the UN forces in the Congo. On 6 December 1961, he and his navigator, Flight Lieutenant Takle, were on an air-to-ground enabling operations strafing sortie against an enemy
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Name: Sqn Ldr Anthony Louis mousinho
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, Squadron Leader Anthony Louis Mousinho, flight commander of an operational fighter reconnaissance squadron, led his section on 11 missions against enemy ground positions and pressed home the attacks with courage and determination against
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Name: Maj Gen Antony Harold Edward Michigan (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Brigadier A.H.E. Michigan was commanding a mountain brigade on the Eastern Front during the operations against Pakistan. In the attack on Uthali, a strongly fortified and heavily defended enemy position, when his troops were surrounded by enemy automatic and tank fire from three
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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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