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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: Rear Adm Rishi Raj Sood
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 125 Pres 72,16-12-72
Citation:
During the hostilities with Pakistan in December 1971, Commander Rishi Raj Sood was the commanding officer of one of the Indian naval ships, which participated in operations in the Arabian Sea. His ship formed part of an anti-submarine attack force, which was involved in hunting and
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Name: Cdr (X) Roy Joseph Millan
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1971
Gazette Notification: 74 Pres.72 1-6-72
Citation:
Commander Roy Joseph Millan was the commanding officer of a naval submarine, which patrolled the waters of Bangladesh during the operations against Pakistan. His ship was under constant surveillance by enemy air and surface forces, but he continued to carry out his hazardous patrol
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Name: Vice Adm Rustom Khushro Shapoorjee Ghandhi
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 88 Pres/72,15-7-72
Citation:
Captain Rustom Khushro Shapoorjee Ghandhi was the Flag Captain of the Western Fleet during the operations against Pakistan in December 1971. Despite continuous threat of enemy air and submarine attacks, Captain Ghandhi, through his
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Name: Capt Sanjeev Singh Jamwal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 20 Jun 1999
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/2000,15-8-99
Citation:
As part of "Operation Vijay” on 20 June 1999 at 0415 hours, Captain Sanjeev Singh Jamwal was tasked to recapture point 5140 in the Drass Sector, an important feature dominating the Srinagar-Leh road which had been forcibly taken over and
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Name: Lt Cdr Sankar Prasad Ghosh (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Lieutenant Commander Sankar Prasad Ghosh was the pilot of an Indian naval aircraft, which carried out strikes on enemy held ports in Bangladesh. Despite the fact that enemy harbour guns and
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Name: Rear Adm Santosh Kumar Gupta (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 21 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Lieutenant Commander Santosh Kumar Gupta, Commanding Officer of a Navy air squadron, operating from the aircraft carrier INS ‘VIKRANT’, led a total of eleven very successful strike missions with devastating effects on enemy ships and heavily defended shore facilities in various sectors of
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Name: Rear Adm Sourirajullu Ramsagar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 13 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December-1971, Lieutenant Commander Sourirajulu Ramsagar was the pilot of one of the Indian naval aircraft, which carried out strikes on enemy held ports in Bangladesh. On 5 December, he sighted an enemy gun boat in the Pusur River and,
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Name: Rear Adm Subir Paul
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Commander Subir Paul was the commanding officer of the Indian naval unit of the Eastern Fleet. Throughout the period of operations, he was called upon to operate within enemy waters where there was constant danger to his
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Name: Sergeon Lt Sudhansu Sekhar Panda
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 09 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 78 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Surgeon Lieutenant Sudhansu Sekhar Panda was the medical officer on board INS Khukri, which sank in the Arabian Sea after a Pakistani submarine attack. On 9 December 1971, when the ship was hit by enemy torpedo, Surgeon Lieutenant Panda, in complete disregard for his
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Name: Capt Suman Dasgupta
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1999
Gazette Notification: 113 Pres/98,26-1-99
Citation:
During Operation 'MEGHDOOT' in Siachen Glacier, Captain Suman Dasgupta was commanding a post at an altitude of 20,500 feet. On 06 June 1998, at around 1930 hours as he was observing the enemy post from a sentry bunker, he noticed some
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Name: Lt (X) Suresh Kumar Mitter
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 10 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Lieutenant Suresh Kumar Mitter was the commanding officer of a naval unit. Braving enemy shore defences and aircraft, he attacked the port of Mongla with extreme devotion to duty disrupting all sea traffic. His actions finally
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Name: Cmde Suresh Kumar Sabhlok
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 23 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Citation:
Commander Suresh Kumar Sabhlok was the commanding officer of a naval unit, which tookpart in the second naval attack on Karachi. On the night of 8 December 1971, he was assigned the task of destroying an enemy patrol craft in the approaches to Karachi. Despite the proximity of
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Name: Vice Adm Swaraj Parkash (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Captain Swaraj Parkash commanded INS VIKRANT against the enemy in the Bay of Bengal. Throughout the ship was operating in most hazardous waters and was the principal target both for enemy submarines and aircraft. With indomitable spirit, he launched ceaseless offensive operations
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Name: Capt Vanchitatil Oommen Cherian
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 09 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Vanchitatil Oommen Cherian was the Observation Post Officer with a company of Maratha Light Infantry which was deployed in the Western Sector. On 9 December 1971, the enemy launched an attack in strength on the company and subjected it to heavy
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Name: Lt Cdr Vijai Jerath
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 09 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Lieutenant Commander Vijai Jerath was the commanding officer of an Indian naval unit. On the night of 8 December, he led his ship into the approaches to Karachi and despite the enemy's shore gun batteries and
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Name: Cdr Vijai Prakash Kapil
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 10 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan, Lieutenant Vijai Prakash Kapil was with a small naval unit which was part of a force which attacked the harbours of Mangla and Khulna on 7 December 1971. During the attack, his ship came under heavy air attack and had to be temporarily
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Name: Adm Vijai Singh Shekhawat
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Commander Vijai Singh Shekhawat was the commanding officer of an Indian naval submarine. Despite the fact that the patrol duties of his ship were such that he was under constant surveillance by enemy air and surface forces,
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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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