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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: 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: Capt Arvind Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1987 Pawan Sri Lanka
Date of Award: 22 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: 34 Pres/88 26.1.88
Citation:
Lieutenant Arvind Singh was Officer-in-Charge of Indian Marine Special (IMSF) team which along with 10 para Commandos was given certain specific tasks as part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force operation in Sri Lanka. Lieutenant Singh leading a team broke out from
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Name: Air Cmde Arya Bhushan Lamba
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 09 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 75 Pres/72, 17-6-72
Citation:
During the hostilities with Pakistan in December 1971, Squadron Leader Arya Bhushan Lamba was the flight commander of a fighter bomber squadron. On 4 December he led sorties on Risalwala and Chander airfields, blasting the dispersals. On 5 December, he destroyed a tank and
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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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Name: Cdr TS Ashok Kumar
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, Sub-Lieutenant Ashok Kumar was with an Indian naval unit of the Eastern Fleet. On 10 December during the attack by Indian naval ships on the port of Khulna, Sub-Lieutenant Ashok Kumar came under
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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: Air Cmde Ashok Prataprao Shinde
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 Ashok Pratap rao Shinde led a number of ground attack missions in support of our troops. On two occasions, he was responsible for blunting the advance of enemy armour in the Chhamb-Jaurian Sector. With utter
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Name: Lt Cdr Ashok Roy
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 Commander Ashok Roy was in command of a detachment of two anti-submarine and reconnaissance aircraft of the Indian Navy. On 10 December, an enemy surface force was reported at sea attempting to attack a
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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: Capt Ashwani Kumar Mehra
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 13 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 74 Pres.72 1-6-72
Citation:
Lieutenant Commander Ashwani Kumar Mehra was the pilot of the Indian naval aircraft, which carried out continued strikes on enemy-held ports in Bangladesh during the December 1971 operations. He took part in nine strike missions against the
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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: Wg Cdr Aspari Raghumanth
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 Aspari Raghunath was serving with a bomber squadron. He volunteered for every sortie and mission. Because of his keenness and ability, he was assigned a special task which he completed successfully
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Name: Wg Cdr Atanu Guru (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: 33 Pres/90, 26-1-90
Citation:
Flight Lieutenant Atanu Guru was inducted into the air force element of the Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka with the very first fleet of Akbars while he was still undergoing conversion. On 26 October 1987, Flight Lieutenant Atanu Guru flew in a
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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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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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