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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 Maj (Hony Capt) Krishna Sonawale (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 06 Feb 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26.1.50
Citation:
On 6 February 1948 the enemy launched simultaneous attack on all Naushera Picquets. The MMG Post on No 7 Picquet was subjected to heavy small arms fire and attacked by about twelve hundred of the enemy. The raiders advanced in mass formation from all directions. Naik Krishna
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Name: Lt Gen Krishnaswamy Gowri Shankar (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Brigadier Krishnaswamy Gowri Shankar was commanding an infantry brigade which was responsible for the defence of Dera Baba Nanak on the western Front. His brigade was given the task of capturing a well-prepared and heavily fortified enemy locality, which was held in strength by the
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Name: Brig Kuldip Singh Chandpuri (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Major Kuldip Singh Chandpuri was commanding a company battalion of the Punjab Regiment occupying a defended locality in the Rajasthan Sector. On the 5th December 1971, in the early hours of the morning the enemy launched a massive attack on this locality with infantry and tanks....
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Name: Maj Gen Kulwant Singh Pannu (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 11 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Lieutenant Colonel K. S. Pannu was commanding a battalion, which was airdropped near Tangail on 11 December 1971. The task involved cutting enemy routes of withdrawal and preventing his build-up at Tangail. This also involved the capture of an enemy position on a vital bridge at
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Name: Jem Lal Bahadur Khattri (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 18 May 1948
Gazette Notification:
Citation:
On the night of 17 May 1948 at Poonch, D' Company, 3/9 Gorkha Rifles was ordered to capture a pimple on the right of a high feature. The platoon commander having been wounded. Havildar Lal Bahadur Khattri took over command. The platoon under his leadership secured the whole of the
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Name: Jem Lal Singh (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 15 Nov 1948
Gazette Notification: 6 Pres/50,26.6.50
Citation:
On the night of 14 November 1948 at Pindras, Jemadar Lal Singh was in command of the leading platoon of the company that attacked the Brown Hill feature. When within 20 yards of the enemy, he came under heavy fire. Showing great presence of mind, he crawled forward to the leading
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Name: Brig M Usman
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26.1.50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Brig Madan Mohan Singh Bakshi (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 11 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 9 Pres/66,1-1-66
Citation:
On 11 September 1965, Hodson's Horse commanded by Lieutenant Colonel M.M.S. Bakshi was assigned the task of protecting the left flank of an armoured brigade during the brigade's attack on Philloa. As the regiment started deploying, Lieutenant Colonel Bakshi suddenly
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Name: AVM Madhavendra Banerji (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 20 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Squadron Leader M. Banerji, a senior pilot in a fighter bomber squadron, led no fewer than 14 missions within the first week of the conflict with Pakistan against enemy targets, most of them in support of our Army in the Chhamb battles. During these missions, Squadron Leader
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Name: Capt Mahabir Prasad
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 20 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 69 Pres/62,12-11-62
Citation:
Captain Mahabir Prasad performed repeated acts of bravery during the whole period of operations in the Namkachu area in NEFA. On 20 October 1962, when the Chinese attacked our positions in overwhelming numbers with heavy artillery, mortar and medium machine gun fire, Captain
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Name: Nk Mahabir Thapa
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1961 Vijay - Goa Liberation
Date of Award: 16 Dec 1961
Gazette Notification: 54 Pres/62,10-4-62
Citation:
Naik M. Thapa was a section commander in the rearguard platoon of the relief force withdrawing from Lufira Bridge in Congo. The force was ambushed at a roadblock a few miles from Elizabethville. The road had been mined by the enemy and the ambush site covered with fire. Although
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Name: Maj Mahander Singh Chaudhary
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 20 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 69 Pres/62,12-11-62
Citation:
On 9 October 1962, Major M.S. Chaudhary was ordered to establish, with two platoons, a post at Singjang, north of the log bridge in NEFA. On 10 October, this post was assaulted by a large Chinese force of about battalion strength. Although Major Chaudhary's post had
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Name: Lt Col Mahatam Singh (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 01 Oct 1967
Gazette Notification: 80 Pres/68,17-12-68
Citation:
Lieutenant Colonel Mahatam Singh was commanding a battalion of JAK Rifles in the Cho La area during the period from 23 June to October 1967, when there was constant tension and provocation from the Chinese forces. Despite difficult terrain and weather conditions, the troops under his
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Name: Capt Mahendra Nath Mulla
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 09 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Two ships of the Indian Navy under the command of Captain M.N. Mulla, senior officer of frigate squadron, were assigned the task of locating and destroying a Pakistani submarine in the North Arabian Sea. During these operations on the night of 9 December 1971, INS "Khukri" was hit by
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Name: Maj Malkiat Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Subedar Malkiat Singh was commanding a platoon of a battalion of Punjab Regiment, which was occupying a defended area on the Eastern Front. His position was attacked in strength by Pakistan infantry and armour. Subedar Malkiat Singh moved from trench to trench encouraging his
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Name: Gp Capt Man Mohan Bir Singh Talwar (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 20 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Wing Commander M.B.S. Talwar, commanding officer of a bomber squadron, led five-day and night bombing missions against very heavily defended enemy targets within the first 10 days of operations. He inflicted very severe damage to the Pakistani Air Force installations at
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Name: Sep Man Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 25 Jan 1948
Gazette Notification: 2Pres/50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 25 January 1948, Sepoy Man Singh was in a picquet in Poonch in the J & K Sector when it was very strongly attacked by the enemy more than two hundred strong. His platoon was holding the front sector of the key defensive position. They approached close to the picquet perimeter
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Name: Brig Manjit Singh (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1987 Pawan Sri Lanka
Date of Award: 19 Oct 1987
Gazette Notification: 34 Pres/88 26.1.88
Citation:
Within hours of assuming command of an Infantry Brigade in Sri Lanka as part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force, Brigadier Manjit Singh was tasked to establish a link-up with Jaffna Fort, along Western Pincer in the face of all-out efforts by the militants to thwart their advance. Brigadier
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Name: Lt Gen Manmohan Khanna (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26.1.50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Air Cmde Mehar Singh (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1950
Gazette Notification: 2Pres/50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Air Mrshl MM Engineer (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1950
Gazette Notification: 2Pres/50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Capt Mohan Narayan Rao Samant (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Commander Mohan Narayan Rao Samant was the senior officer of force consisting of four craft, which carried out most daring and highly successful attacks on the enemy in Mongla and Khulna ports. Manoeuvring his squadron through a most hazardous and unfamiliar route, he
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Name: Civ Porter Mohd Ismail (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 23 Jun 1948
Gazette Notification:
Citation:
On 23 June 1948, in the Zojila Pass Area in Jammu and Kashmir, a reconnaissance patrol was ambushed and a man was severely wounded. He rolled down the side of the hill, and was unable to get back to the picquet. All attempts by the section to recover the wounded man failed as the
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Name: Brig Mohindar Lal Whig (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 06 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Mohindar Lal Whig was the commander of an infantry brigade group in the Kargil Sector on .the Western Front. His brigade was assigned the task of capturing the complex of well-fortified enemy posts overlooking Kargil and to advance to Olthing Thang. Brigadier Whig planned the operation
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Name: Maj Gen Mohindar Singh (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 09 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 70 Pres/66,30-9-66
Citation:
On 9 September 1965, Major General Mohindar Singh took over command of an infantry division in the Lahore Sector. Soon thereafter the division plunged in the battle for the Ichhogil canal. With his zeal, determination and leadership, Major General Mohindar Singh infused a new spirit 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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