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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: Col Dharam Vir Singh (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1972
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
A battalion of the Grenadiers was given the task of capturing a heavily defended enemy position at Chakra on the Western Front. During the attack, the enemy brought down intense artillery and small arms fire, inflicting heavy casualties on our troops. Major D. V Singh, commanding the
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Name: Rfn Dhonkal Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 30 Apr 1948
Gazette Notification: 2Pres/50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 30 April 1948, in order to reach the objective Point 8370 South of Uri, Rifleman. Dhonkal Singh's platoon had to make its way along a narrow ridge covered with pinewood. As it came within 30 yards of an enemy 'sangar', the enemy opened fire with LMG. Rifleman Dhonkal Singh, the
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Name: Nk Digendra Kumar
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: Vijay - Kargil
Date of Award: 15 Aug 1999
Gazette Notification: 17 Pres/2000,15.8.99
Citation:
Naik Digendra Kumar was commander of the light machine gun group during his company's assault on Tololing feature in the Drass sector. The objective was to capture a well-fortified enemy
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Name: L/Hav Dil Bahadur Chettri (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 21 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Rifleman Dil Bahadur Chettri was in a battalion of Gorkha Rifles, which was given the task of clearing the enemy from Atgram on the Eastern Front. This was a well-fortified position and was held in strength by the enemy. During the assault, the enemy brought down
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Name: L/Nk Drig Pal Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 13 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Lance Naik D.P. Singh was commanding a section of a battalion of Rajput Regiment during an attack on an enemy post on the Western Front. Even after the capture of the objective by the battalion, two enemy medium machine guns in pillboxes were still interfering with the reorganisation and
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Name: Sub (Hony Capt) Fateh Singh (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 14 Sep 1948
Gazette Notification: 9 Pres/52,26.1.52
Citation:
During the night of 13 September 1948, Havildar Fateh Singh was 21/C of a platoon in Zojila Pass area when the platoon came under heavy enemy automatic fire and suffered heavy casualties. The leading and rear companies were also subjected to heavy enemy fire and the slightest
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Name: Capt Gautam Mubayi
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 02 Nov 1965
Gazette Notification: 9 Pres/66,1-1-66
Citation:
On the night of 2 November 1965 a company of Dogra Regiment in which Captain G. Mubayi was commanding a platoon in the Mendhar Sector, J&K, was ordered to take possession of a strongly defended feature which notwithstanding the ceasefire had been encroached upon by Pakistani
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Name: 2nd Lt. Gopalkrishna Venkatesa Prasanna Rao
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 20 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 69 Pres/62,12-11-62
Citation:
2nd Lieutenant G.VP Rao was in command of a company in the Khinzemane Sector of NEFA. On 20 October 1962, his defended locality was shelled,' and heavily assaulted by an enemy infantry battalion supported by mortars. Although greatly outnumbered, his company withstood
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Name: Maj Gen Gurbaksh Singh (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 06 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 129 Pres/65,11-11-65
Citation:
Major General Gurbaksh Singh, General Officer Commanding of a mountain division, was responsible for operations against PaKistan in the Khem Karan Sector in September 1965. Though short of troops, his formation captured its initial objectives on the first day but was forced to fall back to
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Name: Col Gurbans Singh Sangha (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 15 Aug 1965
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres/65,10-9-65
Citation:
15 August 1965, in the area of Dewa Camp in Jammu & Kashmir, an infantry brigade suddenly came under heavy and concentrated Palustani artillery fire. Lieutenant Colonel Gurbans Singh Sangha, who was commanding a Mahar Battalion, extricated his battalion and continued to
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Name: Sub Gurdial Singh (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 18 Mar 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26.1.50
Citation:
During an attack on a picquet in Jammu and Kashmir on 2 March 1948, Subedar Gurdial Singh was the leading platoon commander. An enemy mortar knocked out his leading section. Without being downhearted or waiting for any orders, he rushed down with his two sections. He threw a
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Name: Lt Col Gurdial Singh (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 20 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 69 Pres/62,12-11-62
Citation:
On 20 October 1962, the Chinese attacked bridge 4 position in NEFA and, over running a company of our forces advanced on the battalion headquarters from all sides. Major Gurdial Singh, who was second in command, rushed out of the battalion headquarters bunker, rallied the
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Name: Capt Gurjinder Singh Suri
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: Vijay - Kargil
Date of Award: 01 Jan 2001
Gazette Notification: 152 Pres/2000, 5.8.2000
Citation:
Captain Gurjinder Singh Suri was the Ghatak platoon commander and was located at forward-defended locality in Jammu & Kashmir. On 9 November 1999, the enemy launched an attack on own post, which was successfully repulsed, and the enemy retreated. Scizing the opportunity,
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Name: Lt Gen Hanut Singh (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 16 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Lieutenant Colonel Hanut Singh was commanding 17 Horse in Shakargarh Sector of the Western Front. On 16 December 1971, his regiment was inducted into the Basantar River bridgehead and took up positions ahead of the infantry. The enemy launched a number of armoured attacks in
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Name: Lt Gen Har Krishen Sibal (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 06 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 129 Pres/65,11-11-65
Citation:
From 6 to 22 September 1965, Major General Har Krishen Sibal, General Officer Commanding of an infantry division, was in charge of troops operating against Pakistan along the Khalra axis. Their task as to advance into Pakistan up to the Ichhogil Canal and to inflict maximum attrition
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Name: Lt Col Harbans Lal Mehta
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 08 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 125 Pres/65,17-9-65
Citation:
on 8 September 1965, Lieutenant Colonel H.L. Mehta, while commanding a battalion in the attack on the Sialkot Sector, found that one of his companies was held up by heavy Pakistani machine gun, mortar, rifle and automatic fire. The enemy defences were sited in cane fields and
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Name: Lt Col Harbans Singh Virk (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 16 Sep 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26.1.50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Maj Harbhajan Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 11 Sep 1967
Gazette Notification: 23 Pres/68,26-1-68
Citation:
At 0540 hours on 11 September 1967, Major Harbhajan Singh was commanding a company, which was detailed as a protection party for engineers who were constructing a wire obstacle at North Shoulder on Nathu Lal. When the wire was being laid, a scuffle took place with the
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Name: Air Cmde Harcharan Singh Mangat (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 20 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
As the commanding officer of fighter bomber squadron, wing Commander Harcharan Singh Mangat, undertook a number of Interdiction and close support missions as also many reconnaissance sorties, deep into enemy territory bringing information of great value to the Army and the Air Force
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Name: Jem Hardev Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 24 May 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26.1.50
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Name: Maj Gen Hardev Singh Kler (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Brigadier Hardev Singh Kler was commanding a mountain brigade on the Eastern Front during the operation against Pakistan. He led the advance from Jamalpur up to Turag River. During all the action in this advance, Brigadier Kler was personally present with the leading troops and directed
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Name: Lt Col Hari Chand (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 17 Mar 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26.1.50
Citation:
In 1948 Major Hari Chand was selected by the Commander-in-Chief, General K.M. Cariappa, to throw out the enemy from the Leh Sector. He led a column of sturdy Gorkhas, which took the unconventional route from Kulu to Leh across the virgin Himalayan ranges. It was accomplished when
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Name: Sep Hari Singh (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 17 Mar 1948
Gazette Notification: 2Pres/50, 26-1-50
Citation:
During the advance on Jhangar (Jammu & Kashmir State) in an attack on Pir Thil Nakka on 17 March 1948, Sepoy Hari Singh was a rifleman in the leading company. During the assault his section came under heavy fire and was pinned to the ground. He spotted an enemy bunker and after
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Name: Maj Gen Harish Chandra Pathak (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 11 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Colonel Harish Chandra Pathak's battalion was given the task of capturing Pak Fatehpur, a well-fortified position held in strength by the enemy. During the attack, the enemy brought down intense and accurate artillery and small arms fire on the assaulting troops inflicting heavy casualties.
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Name: Brig Hayde, Desmond E. (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 06 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 125 Pres/65,17-9-65
Citation:
On 6 September 1965, when the initial attack on the lchhogil Canal in Pakistan was launched, Lieutenant Colonel Hayde, officer commanding of a battalion of Jat Regiment, captured the western bank of the canal against very stiff enemy opposition. It was primarily due to his leadership that
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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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