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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: MWO & Hony Flt Lt D Ghosh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 27 Nov 1947
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Wg Cdr Daniel Rajkumar Duraisami
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1987 Pawan Sri Lanka
Date of Award: 11 Oct 1987
Gazette Notification: 37Pres/88 , 15-4-88
Citation:
Squadron Leader Daniel Rajkumar Duraisami was posted to No. 109 Helicopter Unit. He had operated from Jaffna Peninsula from the beginning of the operations in support of the Indian Peace Keeping Force. On the night of 11 October 1987, Squadron Leader Duraisami was
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Name: Air Mrshl Daviah Subia
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1950
Gazette Notification:
Citation:
Squadron Leader Daviah Subia flew over 70 sorties in a period of a month and a half, often operating under adverse conditions and from difficult airfields. It was partly due to this officer's courageous and relentless attacks that the resistance of the enemy at Gurais in the Jammu & Kashmir
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Name: Air Mrshl Denzil Keelor
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 19 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 133 Pres/65, 22-9-65
Citation:
On 19 September 1965, Squadron Leader Denzil Keelor was providing fighter escort to Mystere aircraft during a strike mission in the operations against Pakistan. His section of four Gnat aircraft was engaged by four enemy Sabre jet aircraft and the battle was fought at a height of less than
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Name: Wg Cdr Desmond Eric Pushong
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 21 Mar 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
Wing Commander D. E. Pushong completed 99 landings at Poonch and was the first Dakota pilot to land at Poonch. He dropped ammunition to a platoon that was going to surrender in a position eight miles southeast of Naushera. He landed a 25 lb gun at Poonch on 21 March 1948 and
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Name: Air Mrshl Devnath Rathore
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 06 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 131 Pres/65, 10.5.65
Citation:
On 6 September 1965, Flight Lieutenant Dev Nath Rathore was detailed as leader of a section of two aircraft to carry out a dusk combat air patrol over Halwara airfield. The airfield was subjected to an attack by four Pakistani Sabres, which had also engaged two of our aircraft orbiting the
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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Gp Capt Gangadhar Rangnath Railkar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 22 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 72 Pres 66, 30-9-66
Citation:
Flight Lieutenant Gangadhar Rangnath Railkar was a navigator in a photo reconnaissance squadron. During the September 1965 operations, he undertook several missions and obtained vital information about enemy dispositions. He always volunteered for the most difficult sorties and flew
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Name: Flt Lt GB Gabral (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 20 Nov 1950
Gazette Notification: 14 Pres 50, 20-11-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Flt Lt GC Wilks
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 20 Nov 1950
Gazette Notification: 14 Pres 50, 20-11-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Gp Capt GD Clarke
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 20 Nov 1950
Gazette Notification: 14 Pres 50, 20-11-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Air Cmde Ghanshyam Singh Thapa
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 04 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72,27-1-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Squadron Leader Ghanshyam Singh Thapa served with a bomber squadron. He was the lead navigator of a formation of four bombers that carried out the first bombing attack deep into enemy territory on the well-defended
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Name: Air Cmde Gopal Krishna Garud
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 22 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 72 Pres 66, 30-9-66
Citation:
Flight Lieutenant Gopal Krishna Garud was a navigator in a photo reconnaissance squadron in September 1965. Photo reconnaissance flights are fraught with danger, as these have invariably to
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Name: Air Mrshl Govind Chandra Singh Rajwar
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, Flight Lieutenant Govind Chandra Singh Rajwar undertook a large number of hazardous missions and completed them successfully. The information obtained on these missions contributed to a large extent towards our
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Name: Flt Lt Gurdev Singh Rai
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 74 Pres74,26-1-74
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Gurdev Singh Rai was serving with a fighter bomber squadron in the Western Sector. On 4 December, he successfully carried out a strike mission on the Sakesar Signals units complex. The next day, he was detailed
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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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