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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: Fg Offr Kishan Lakhimal Malkani
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flying Officer Kishan Lakhimal Malkani was servingwith a fighter bomber squadron. On 4 December, he was detailed to carry out a dusk strike mission over an enemy airfield. In spite of poor visibility over the target, he successfully
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Name: Gp Capt KL Bhatia
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1950
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Sqn Ldr KM David (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1950
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Wg Cdr Krishan Kant Saini
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 18 Nov 1962
Gazette Notification: 3 Pres/64, 1-1-64
Citation:
Flight Lieutenant Krishan Kant Saini had been operating in the NEFA area since October 1960. On 18 November 1962 along with his co-pilot, he was evacuating seriously injured battle casualties in the Walong area. When he was over the helipad, the Chinese suddenly opened fire from
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Name: Air Cmde Krishan Kumar Badhwar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 14 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 75 Pres/72, 17-6-72
Citation:
During the conflict with Pakistan in December 1971, Wing Commander Krishan Kumar Badhwar was in command of a bomber squadron in the Western Sector. During the period, 3to 14 December, disregarding personal safety and with great
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Name: Air Cmde Krishan Kumar Bakshi
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 06 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72,27-1-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Squadron Leader Krishan Kumar Bakshi was a senior pilot in one o the fighter bomber squadrons. On 6 December, he was leading a mission over the Naya Chor and Dhoran area. While proceeding to the
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Name: Gp Capt Krishna Kumar Yadav
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: 33 Pres/90, 26-1-90
Citation:
On the night of 9 November 1987, at 2330 hours, Wing Commander Krishna Kumar Yadav, task force commander, heliborne operations in Jaffana was called upon by the Division Commander to undertake an emergent mission in which 180 commandos of a Para Battalion, were to be dropped
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Name: Wg Cdr Kukke Sreekantasastry Suresh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 13 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Kukke Sreekantasastry Suresh was detailed to destroy a massive enemy thrust spearheaded by a tank regiment at Longewala. During this mission, he destroyed two tanks and damaged a number of others
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Name: Air Cmde Kuldeep Singh Sahota
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 of a fighter bomber squadron, Flight Lieutenant Kuldeep Singh Sahota flew thirteen missions in support of our ground forces. He destroyed four enemy tanks and a few heavy guns. On two occasions, information brought
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Name: Sqn Ldr Kuppuswamy Lakshmi Narayanan (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 04 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 71 Pres. 62,12-11-62
Citation:
Our army posts in Ladakh, surrounded by Chinese invaders, depended solely on air support. On 4 October 1962, Squadron Leader S.K. Badhwar and Flight Lieutenant Kuppuswamy Lakshmi Narayanan flew many sorties to a post. During one sortie they had loss of engine power and landed
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Name: Mechanician Third Class Lakhman Kumar Chakrabarty
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 74 Pres.72 1-6-72
Citation:
Lakhman Kumar Chakrabarty, Mechanician Third Class, was a member of the crew of an Indian naval ship, which attacked Karachi on the night of 4/5 December 1971. In the face of imminent air attack, and in the presence of enemy shore gun batteries, Lakhman
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Name: Air Mrshl Lal Singh Grewal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1950
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
Flight Lieutenant Lal Singh Grewal made a number of landings by day and night at Poonch while it was under enemy fire. He also dropped supplies of ammunition and rations in inclement weather to our garrisons in Kotli and Mirpur when these places were
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Name: Flt Lt Lawrence Fredric Pereira
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 14 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 79 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Lawrence Fredric Pereira was employed on forward air controller duties with an army brigade in a forward area. He was required to direct close air support aircraft to enemy targets from forward locations. His
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Name: Gp Capt LRD Blunt
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 20 Nov 1950
Gazette Notification: 14 Pres 50, 20-11-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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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: Wg Cdr Madhukar Shantaram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 07 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 131 Pres/65, 10.5.65
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan, Squadron Leader Madhukar Shantaram Jatar was the flight commander in an operational squadron, which carried out 14 operational sorties. On 7 September 1965, he led a formation of eight Mysteres on a ground strike mission on
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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: Gp Capt Manavendra Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1990
Gazette Notification: 33 Pres/90, 26-1-90
Citation:
Flight Lieutenant Manavendra Singh was on the posted strength of an Operation Helicopter Unit and had to his credit the successful carrying out of over 2000 operational missions and over 1000 sorties to the highest helipad in the inhospitable terrain of the
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Name: Air Cmde Manbir Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 16 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Manbir Singh served with an operational squadron in the Eastern Sector. He flew 20 sorties in counter air and offensive support missions over Bangladesh. He engaged enemy aircraft successfully forcing them to
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Name: AVM Manjit Singh Dhillon
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 11 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Manjit Singh Dhillon flew 50 sorties in the Chhamb, Shakargarh and Poonch Sectors. On 7 December, he had to take off from Udhampur airfield when the enemy aircraft were in
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Name: Air Mrshl Manjit Singh Sekhon (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 13 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Manjit Singh Sekhon was commanding a detachment of a frontline fighter squadron. He flew 14 missions at a low height in very difficult terrain of Jammu and Kashmir and caused extensive damage to several
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Name: Air Mrshl Manmohan Singh (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 37 Pres 73,16-6-73
Citation:
Wing Commander Manmohan Singh was in command of an operational fighter squadron in the Eastern Sector in December 1971. He personally led 19 sorties and successfully engaged enemy defence positions, gunboats and ships despite heavy ground fire When the heliborne operations
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Name: Air Cmde Manohar Madhav Takle
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1961 Vijay - Goa Liberation
Date of Award: 06 Dec 1961
Gazette Notification: 58 Pres 62,10-9-62
Citation:
Squadron Leader Manohar Madhav Takle was the navigator of a Canberra, which was on a strafing sortie against an enemy airfield and other installations in Katanga. The aircraft was hit at several places by enemy fire. One of the bullets wounded Squadron Leader Takle, causing him to
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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: Wg Cdr Melvinder Singh Grewal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 04 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 37 Pres 73,16-6-73
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Melvinder Singh Grewal served with a fighter bomber squadron in the Western Sector. On 4 December, he was a member of a four-aircraft strike mission over the enemy airfield at
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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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