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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: 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: 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: 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: Lt Cdr Anup Verma
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 22 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22-1-88
Citation:
Lieutenant Anup Verma was second-in-command of the IMSF team which, along with 12 Para Commandos, was tasked to reinforce the security of Jaffna port and to secure and hold the Navanturai coastal road for the safe and speedy link-up of 41 Brigade with
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Name: Rfn Anusuya Prasad
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 15 Aug 1999
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/2000,15-8-99
Citation:
On 28 June 1999, Rifleman Anusuya Prasad was part of Charlie Company, which was tasked to capture an objective at Point 4700 in the Drass Sector during 'Operation Vijay'. Point 4700 was heavily fortified with eight sangars firing automatic weapons. The advance could not
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Name: Capt AP Sharma
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1948
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Sub AP Sreedhara Dass
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Subedar AP Sreedhara Dass was a platoon commander in a battalion of Madras Regiment occupying a defended area at Hingora Tar in the Western Sector. In the early hours of 17 December 1971, the enemy launched an attack in strength. With utter disregard for his safety, Subedar
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Name: Maj Appasaheb Dadasaheb Surve
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 15 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Citation:
Major Appasaheb Dadasaheb Surve was commanding a company of Gorkha Rifles in the first phase ofthe attack on Chattrana in the Battle of Shakargarh. He led his company with courage and in utter disregard of his fife and captured a well coordinated enemy defensive position, which
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Name: Nk Appukuttan Sahadevan
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Naik Appukuttan Sahadevan was section commander in a company of Madras Regiment deployed on the Western Sector. On the night of 15 December 1971, the assault of the leading company was hindered by an enemy medium machine gun. Naik Sahadevan, without any regard for his
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Name: Gp Capt Apramjeet Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 08 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 37 Pres 73,16-6-73
Citation:
During the India-Pakistan conflict of December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Apramjeet Singh flew 21 operational sorties consisting of escort and sweep missions deep inside enemy territory. On 8 December 1971, while flying as No. 2 in the Chhamb Sector, his
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Name: Sub (Hony Lt) Arjun Jadav
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 11 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Naib Subedar Arjun Jadav was commanding a platoon in the Eastern Sector which, after capturing a bridge, was reorganising on the objective. Before trenches could be dug, the enemy regrouped quickly and counter-attacked in strength supported by mortars and
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Name: Brig Arjun Singh Narula
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 12 Aug 1965
Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Citation:
On 12 August 1965, Captain Arjun Singh Narula led a company of his battalion to Kalidhar in Jammu and Kashmir, to assist a company of JAK Rifles and to prevent infiltrators from approaching Balwinder Suspension Bridge, the only link with the rest of the theatre. He arrived in the evening and
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Name: Gnr Armugam
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
On 5 December 1971, while manning an air defence gun deployed for the protection of Srinagar airfield, Gunner Armugam directed the fire of his gun accurately against an attack by nine enemy Sabre jet aircraft and shot down one
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Name: Wg Cdr Arnold Sochindranath Williams
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 12 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 71 Pres. 62,12-11-62
Citation:
On 12 October 1962, Squadron Leader Arnold Sochindranath Williams flew several sorties in a helicopter by day and night to evacuate casualties from forward posts in NEFA. Later on 20.0ctober 1962, he was ordered to find out the position prevailing at one
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Name: MWO & Hony Flt Lt Arullappa Thomas
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 15 Feb 1949
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Gp Capt Arun Kanti Mukherjee
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 75 Pres/72, 17-6-72
Citation:
During the hostilities with Pakistan, Wing Commander Arun Kanti Mukherjee was commanding a tactical flying unit. He undertook a number of operational sorties and attacked heavily defended enemy airbases. Due to his sound planning, all the tasks allotted to his
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Name: Gp Capt Arun Laxman Deoskar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 08 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Citation:
During operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Arun Laxman Deoskar was a pilot in a fighter bomber squadron. He carried out a day counter air mission on any enemy airfield deep inside enemy territory and destroyed two aircraft on
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Name: Vice Adm Arun Prakash
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 21 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Lieutenant Arun Prakash was one of the two naval pilots on deputation to the Indian Air Force. On 4 December he led an Indian Air Force strike mission to an enemy airfield. In this mission, he destroyed enemy's heavy transport on
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Name: Hav Arun Ramling Mali
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1990
Gazette Notification: 33 Pres/90, 26-1-90
Citation:
On 27 December, 1988, Lance Havildar Arun Ramling Mali along with three men were carrying out the search of a group of about ten houses in area Punochimunai in Sri Lanka. While the search was in progress, suddenly the militants, hiding in a nearby house, opened automatic fire on
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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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