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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 Ashok Kumar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: No.35 Pres/88, 22-1-88
Citation:
Captain Ashok Kumar Chauhan was deployed in Sri Lanka as part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force. While patrolling his area of responsibility, the officer observed a suspicious looking mob in a nearby cemetery. He immediately rushed towards them, but came
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Name: Capt Ashok Kumar Karkare
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 08 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Captain Ashok Kumar Karkare of the Regiment of Artillery was the forward observation officer with a company of a Rajput Regiment during their attack on Khalra in the Western Sector. The enemy immediately brought down intense artillery fire inflicting heavy casualties on
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Name: 2nd Lt. Ashok Kumar Nanchahal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 07 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Second Lieutenant Ashok Kumar Nanchahal was a platoon commander in Rajput Regiment during an attack on the enemy positions at Chhina Bidi Chand in the Khalra area in the Western Sector. During the assault, his platoon came under intense shelling and heavy automatic fire but he
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Name: Maj Ashok Kumar Sharma
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 23 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22.1.88
Citation:
Second Lieutenant Ashok Kumar Sharma of the Army Ordance Corps came on attachment to a battalion on 8 July 1987 as a Company Officer, stationed at Bila base in the Bilafondla complex in Siachen Glacier. On the night of 23 September 1987, the enemy started heavy shelling on
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Name: 2nd Lt. Ashok Kumar Singh
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, as a pilot in a fighter bomber squadron Flight Lieutenant Ashok Kumar Singh flew 15 missions deep inside enemy territory in the face of heavy ground and air opposition. OR 17 December he was
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Name: Col Ashok Kumar Tara
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94Pres 72,19-8-72
Citation:
On 17 December 1971, Major AK Tara was detailed to take a section and position it for protection of Mrs. Mujib-ur-Rahman and her family. On arriving at her residence, the officer discovered that one platoon of Pakistani soldiers was entrenched there. It was indulging in indiscriminate
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Name: Maj Gen Ashwani Kumar Dewan
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 18 Nov 1962
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/63, 26-1-63
Citation:
On 18 November 1962, the Chinese forces attacked Gurung Hill in the Chushul area in overwhelming strength after heavy and
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Name: Lt Gen Asoke Banerjee
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 08 Oct 1951
Gazette Notification: 50 Pres/52, 3-7-52
Citation:
Captain Asoke Banerjee was in charge of a casualty clearing post near Maryang San in the Operation Commando from 3 to 8 October 1951. His task during this operation was to collect and evacuate the wounded from the
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Name: Sub Athanikal Basil Jesudasan
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 07 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 132 Pres 65,17-9-65
Citation:
Havildar Athanika1 Basil Jesudasan of an air defence regiment was commander of a 40 MM gun detachment deployed for the defence of an important Air Force installation in Amritsar. On 7 September 1965, when his gun was being strafed during an
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Name: Maj Gen Atma Singh Hansra
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
On 5 December 1971, the enemy attacked the Longewala area in the Rajasthan Sector in overwhelming strength with armour and infantry. During the battle which lasted up to 11 December, Major Atma Singh Hansra of an Air Observation Post Flight, unmindful of the enemy fire, was
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Name: Sep Avtar Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 21 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
On the night of 10 December 1971, Sepoy Avtar Singh of a battalion of Punjab Regiment was with a force attacking the right shoulder of Nangi Tekri in the Jammu and Kashmir Sector. This was a well-fortified position held in strength by the
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Name: Col Avtar Singh Ahlawat
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 16 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
On the morning of 16 December 1971, Second Lieutenant Avtar Singh Ahlawat, a troop commander in 17th Horse, was ordered to reinforce his regimental pivot in an area in the Shakargarh Sector. The bridgehead across the Basantar River had not been
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Name: Rfn Avtar Singh Panwar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22-1-88
Citation:
Rifleman Avtar Singh Panwar and five other ranks were on a mission to searcha the jungle and lagoon area around village Munnaikhedu in Sri Lanka where few militants were reported to be hiding. The area had a thick undergrowth of thorny bushes and marsh. The party had to cut its
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Name: BHM Babu Mall
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 09 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
On 9 December 1971, while commanding a detachment of an air defence battery guarding an installation, Battery Havildar Major
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Name: Nk Babu Rewane
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 06 Sep 1948
Gazette Notification: 10 Pres 52,26-1-52
Citation:
Naik Babu Rewane was section commander with the forward platoon of B Company in an attack on the Mukund Bridge on 6 September 1948. On reaching the objective, the enemy opened up heavy fire and continued it throughout the day, which
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Name: Sep Babu Singh (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 07 Nov 1947
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Sep Bachan Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 23 May 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
At Machhoi in Jammu and Kashmir on 23 May 1948, Sepoy Bachan Singh was a rifleman in the leading section of a platoon patrol, which was heavily engaged by enemy MMG and LMG fire from a hill feature. He was hit by a burst in the leg
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Name: 2nd Lt. Bachittar Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 08 Apr 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
At Naushera in J & K during the attack on the Barwali ridge on 8 April 1948, Jemadar Bachittar Singh of Dogra Regiment was commanding the forward company. The company had hardly started the attack when the enemy started mortaring the
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Name: 2nd Lt. Bachittar Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 05 Jun 1965
Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Citation:
5 on June 1965, Naik Bachittar Singh, who was the commander of the leading Section of a Guards battalion, led his Section to capture a Pakistani post in the Kargil Sector in Jammu and Kashmir. When his platoon was about 100 yards from the
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Name: Sep Bachittar Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1987 Pawan Sri Lanka
Date of Award: 06 Nov 1987
Gazette Notification: 37Pres/88 , 15-4-88
Citation:
On 6 November 1987, Sepoy Bachittar Singh of 26th Battalion, Punjab Regiment, was detailed to form part of the patrol responsible for opening clearing of Road Trincomalee-Nilaveli up to Troposcatter. When the patrol reached the wooden bridge at
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Name: Hav Bagh Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 23 Nov 1947
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 23 November 1947, 1 Sikh was holding a feature near Uri. Under heavy automatic fire support, 600 raiders reached within 30 yards of the LMG post. But the sustained accurate firing by Sepoy Bagh Singh held the enemy. The section commander was
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Name: Nk Bahadur Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 21 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 70 Pres/62,12-11-62
Citation:
On the night of21 October 1962, a company of Kumaon Regiment was holding the forward defended localities on McMahon Ridge in the Kibithoo area in NEFA. Naik Bahadur Singh was commanding a section in the forward most post of
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Name: Nk Bahadur Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 15 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
On 15 December 1971, a battalion of Sikh Light Infantry was ordered to capture the, enemy defence position at Parbat Ali in the Rajasthan Sector. During the attack, the assaulting troops came under heavy artillery and
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Name: Sub Bahadur Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1999
Gazette Notification: 113Pres/98,15-8-99
Citation:
On 11 June 1999, Subedar Bahadur Singh was tasked to neutralise one of the enemy positions at an altitude of approximately 17,400 feet in Jammu and Kashmir during 'Operation Rakshak' in the Kargil Sector. Subedar Bahadur Singh accompanied by
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Name: Nk Baji Ram Thapa
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 24 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 3 Pres/64, 1-1-64
Citation:
Rifleman Bajiram Thapa was with his platoon in a post in NEFA, which the Chinese attacked in overwhelming numbers on 24 October 1962. Rifleman Thapa, who was covering the main track, shot dead two advancing enemy soldiers. Even when a burst of enemy fire wounded him in the
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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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