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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: Nk Bal Bahadur
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 07 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Naik Bal Bahadur was commanding a detachment of an air defence battery deployed in an area in the Western Sector. On 7 December, during an enemy air raid, he directed the fire of
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Name: CHM Bal Bahadur Gurung
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 13 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Lance Naik Bal Bahadur Gurung and his section were given the task of raiding an enemy medium machine gun bunker in the Sylhet Sector. Lance Naik Gurung and another jawan crawled within
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Name: Nk Bal Bahadur Mall
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 18 May 1948
Gazette Notification: 7 Pres 50, 21-6-50
Citation:
On the night of 17 May 1948,319 Gorkha Rifles was ordered to capture a hill feature in the vicinity of Poonch. But before this could be done, it was necessary to occupy the pimple situated half way up the hill. The platoon commanded by Naik Bal Bahadur Mall led the attack. The enemy opened
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Name: L/Nk Bal Bahadur Thapa
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1991
Gazette Notification: 55 Pres/91, 26-1-91
Citation:
While serving in Sri Lanka, Lance Naik Bal Bahadur Thapa volunteered to be the scout of a patrol party. While patrolling along Rasa Veethi on 19 June 1989, he spotted three youth crossing a fence in a suspicious manner. Ever vigilant, Lance Naik Thapa started chasing these men to
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Name: Hony Capt Balam Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 10 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 132 Pres 65,17-9-65
Citation:
10 September 1965, a battalion of Punjab Regiment was ordered to capture an enemy position in the Lahore Sector in Pakistan, which was heavily defended and had a number of concrete pillboxes. As Sepoy Balam Ram's platoon was forming up for
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Name: Col Balbir Chand Chopra
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 14 Nov 1962
Gazette Notification: 27 Pres 63,26-1-63
Citation:
Captain Balbir Chand Chopra established a forward aid post immediately behind the leading companies near the forward observation post position of a Kumaon battalion when the unit launched a counter-attack against the Chinese in
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Name: Lt Col Balbir Singh Poonia
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 24 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
A battalion of Rajputana Rifles was given the task of capturing an enemy post in the Eastern Sector. Immediately after the objective was captured, the enemy launched a fierce counter-attack, supported by heavy artillery and mortar fire, in which the commanding officer was injured
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Name: Maj Baldev Raj Bhola
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 16 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Citation:
Major Baldev Raj Bhola, who was commanding a company of a battalion of Dogra Regiment, was ordered to assault a well fortified enemy
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Name: Hav Baliram Vithal Salvi (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 15 Apr 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
During the attack on Rajouri on 14 April 1948, Havildar Baliram Vithal Salvi was in charge of a medium machine gun detachment supporting 1 Kumaon. The attacking troops were held up by intense fire from the enemy on the objective. Havildar Salvi pushed up a big stone at a suitable
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Name: Brig Baljit Singh Gill
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 23 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Second Lieutenant Baljit Singh Gill was in charge of a party detailed to lay an ambush in the Eastern Sector. He led his party by night and organised the ambush with professional competence. At dawn three enemy boats were sighted. Second Lieutenant Gill engaged
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Name: Maj Baljit Singh Randhawa
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 17 May 1965
Gazette Notification: 65 Pres/65,8-7-65
Citation:
A company of the Rajput Regiment in the Kargil Sector, commanded by Major Baljit Singh Randhawa, attacked a strongly held Position at 0200 hours on 17 May 1965. The company came under heavy mortar, light machine gun and small arms fire. Without regard for his own safety, Major
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Name: Brig Balkrishna Ramchandra Naik
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Balkrishna Ramchandra Naik was the battery commander with an infantry battalion which was assigned the task of capturing an enemy post in the Eastern Sector. As the battalion was forming up for the attack, the enemy brought down accurate artillery fire and opened up with heavy
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Name: Brig Balkrishna Ramchandra Naik
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Balkrishna Ramchandra Naik was the battery commander with an infantry battalion which was assigned the task of capturing an enemy post in the Eastern Sector. As the battalion was forming up for the attack, the enemy brought down accurate artillery fire and opened up with heavy
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Name: Maj Balwan Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: Vijay - Kargil
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1999
Gazette Notification: 7 Pres/2000,15.8.99
Citation:
On 03 July 1999 Lieutenant Balwan Singh with his Ghatak platoon was tasked to assault the 'Tiger Hill Top' from the North Eastern direction as part of a multi pronged attack. The route to the objective situated at a height of 16,500 feet was snowbound and interspersed with crevasses
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Name: Hony Capt Balwant Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 02 Nov 1948
Gazette Notification: -
Citation:
On the night of 1 November 1948, at the Zojila Pass in Jammu and Kashmir, Jemadar Balwant Singh was in command of a platoon detailed to bypass an enemy post and occupy a hill feature adjacent to it. There was 200 yards of detour, involving
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Name: Hav Balwant Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22-1-88
Citation:
Left Shoulder located at an altitude of 21,000 feet was occupied by an adversary in April 1987. The position dominated our posts by o bservation and fire, which made our defences untenable and interfered with our
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Name: Sub (Hony Capt) Bana Singh (retd)
Award: Param Vir Chakra (PVC)
Operation: 1984 Meghdoot Saichen
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: 9/Pres./88 22.1.88
Citation:
Naib Subedar Bana Singh volunteered to be a member of task force constituted in June 1987 to clear an intrusion by an adversary in the Siachen Glacier area at an attitude of 21,000 feet. the post was
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Name: Hav Bane Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 26 Nov 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Lance Havildar Bane Singh was a section commander in a battalion of Rajput Regiment. His company was assigned the task of clearing an enemy post in the Eastern Sector. During the attack, the enemy brought down sustained and accurate fire from
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Name: Col Bangalore Neelakantan Nanjunda Rao
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22-1-88
Citation:
Captain B. Neelakantan Nanjunda Rao of 3 Engineer Regiment was deployed in Sri Lanka as part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force. As commander of an engineer task force, providing intimate support to 16 Sikh in its advance on 19 October 1987, the officer exhibited exceptional
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Name: Sep Banwari Lal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 02 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Citation:
Sepoy Banwari Lal was serving with a company of a battalion of Punjab Regiment which was assigned the task of capturing an enemy held area in the Eastern Sector. As the company was forming up, intense and accurate enemy artillery fire was
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Name: Hony Capt Bas Deo
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 06 Feb 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
At a picquet, on 6 February 1948, Jemadar Bas Deo was in command of a forward post with strength of 12. The enemy used about 400 men to attack his post alone and attacked in five waves. The attack was beaten back with heavy loss of lives to the
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Name: Jem Basanta Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 10 May 1948
Gazette Notification: 7 Pres 50,21-6-50
Citation:
When on the morning of 10 May 1948, one of our forward picquets was attacked by the enemy, a platoon from another picquet under the command of Jemadar Basanta Ram was rushed to its help. In the darkness that then
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Name: Brig Basdev Singh Mankotia (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 03 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Major Basdev Singh Mankotia was holding a screen position at Ranian on the Western Front. Between 3 and 5 December 1971, the enemy launched seven attacks in strength against this position, but these were repulsed with heavy casualties to the enemy. With a portion of the
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Name: Ris Basta Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 11 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
On 11 December 1971, Naib Risaldar Basta Singh was a troop leader in 69 Armoured Regiment during the operations in an area in the Eastern Sector. During the attack his troops came under heavy tank, artillery and anti-tank fire from the
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Name: Maj Gen Bejoy Mohan Bhattacharjea (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 25 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 1Pres/61,1-1-64
Citation:
Lt Col Bejoy Mohan Bhattacharjea was commanding a battalion of Garhwal Rifles, which fought a withdrawal action from Towang Jan on 25 December 1962. The morale of his troops had been shaken but they regained it under his inspiring leadership. Lieutenant Colonel Bhattacharjea
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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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