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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: 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 After the rest of the battalion had safely withdrawn,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: 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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Name: Capt Anuj Nayyar
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: Vijay - Kargil
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1999
Gazette Notification: 17 Pres/2000,15.8.99
Citation:
On 06 July 1999, Charlie Company was tasked to capture an objective, which was a part of the Pimple Complex on the Western Slopes of Point 4875, in the Mushkoh Valley. At the beginning of the attack the Company Commander got injured and the command of the company devolved on
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Name: Maj Anup Singh Gahlaut
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 03 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Major A.S. Gahlaut was given the task of establishing a roadblock deep within enemy held territory in the Laksam Sector on the Eastern Front. He infiltrated his company through enemy lines, established a roadblock and inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy. Subsequently, a company of his
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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: Lt Col Ardeshir Burzorji Tarapore
Award: Param Vir Chakra (PVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 15 Oct 1965
Gazette Notification: 14 Pres/65,17.9.65
Citation:
On 11 September 1965, Poona Horse under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Ardeshir Burzorji Tarapore was assigned the task of delivering the main armoured thrust for capturing Phillora in the Sialkot Sector in Pakistan. As a preliminary to making a surprise attack on Phillora from the
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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: Brig Arun Bhimrao Harolikar (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1971
Gazette Notification: 123 Pres/72,16.12.72
Citation:
Lieutenant Colonel Arun Bhimrao Harolikar, who was commanding a battalion of 5th Gorkha Rifles, was given the task of capturing an enemy position in the Eastern Sector. When two assaulting companies were held up due to intense enemy fire, Lieutenant Colonel Harolikar led the
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Name: 2nd Lt. Arun Khetarpal
Award: Param Vir Chakra (PVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 16 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 7Pres/72, 29-1-72
Citation:
On 16 December 1971when our position atJarpal in the Shakargarh Sector was subjected to an attack by a Pakistani armoured regiment and our troops were heavily
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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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Name: Gen Arun Shridhar Vaidya (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 16 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 9 Pres/66,1-1-66
Citation:
Lieutenant Colonel Arun Shridhar Vaidya was in command of Deccan Horse in the series of actions fought by his unit from the 6 to 11 September 1965 in Asal Uttar and Cheema (Punjab) in the operations against
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Name: Gen Arun Shridhar Vaidya (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 22 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Brigadier Arun Shridhar Vaidya was commander of an armoured brigade in the Zafanval sector during the operations against Pakistan on the Western Front. He moved his brigade swiftly to get to grips with the enemy, and took the enemy tanks by surprise. He employed his tanks
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Name: Spr Arunachalam
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 08 Jul 1948
Gazette Notification: 10 Pres/52, 26-1-52
Citation:
At Tithwal on 8 July 1948, a picquet of 1 Madras Regiment was so heavily shelled by the enemy that our troops had to withdraw over a suspension bridge on the river Kishenganga. To avoid enemy infiltration into our position, it was imperative to
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Name: Brig Arvind Nilkanth Jatar (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 08 Apr 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26.1.50
Citation:
On 8 April 1948,4 Dogra supported by Central India Horse less two squadrons attacked Barawali in J&K. Captain Jatar went with the leading company in the attack. When the company was held up by heavy enemy medium machine gun fire, he moved across the bullet and mortar-swept
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Name: Maj Asa Ram Tyagi
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 21 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 127 Pres/65,16-10-65
Citation:
On the night of 21 September 1965, Major Asa Ram Tyagi personally led the leading platoon of a company of a Jat Battalion to capture an enemy position in Dograi village in Pakistan, which was defended by a troop of tanks, covering pillboxes and recoilless guns. While assaulting the enemy
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Name: Capt Ashish Sonal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1991
Gazette Notification: 55 Pres/91, 26-1-91
Citation:
On 3 May 1987, “A” Assault Team 10 Para Commando was tasked to clear the enemy stronghold at Mulai in Jaffna Peninsula. While advancing, the team came under heavy effective fire from the militants. Captain (then second lieutenant) Ashish Sonal along with two squads was asked to clear
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Name: Capt Ashok Choudhary
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 08 Apr 1989
Gazette Notification: 23 Pres/89, 26.1.89
Citation:
Lieutenant Ashok Choudhary took over as Post Commander of a key post in Bilafondla Complex of Siachen Glacier on 15 May 1988. Six days before he took over, 9 May to be precise, the enemy had made a last attempt to re-take the post by
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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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