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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: Capt Sahil Sharma
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1996
Gazette Notification: 88 Pres/96 ,15-8-96
Citation:
On an attachment with 118 Field Regiment during Operation Meghdoot, Captain Sahill Sharma volunteered to man the 'Amar' Observation Post in Bilafondla Glacier. During this tenure, he not only destroyed an enemy observation post, six bunkers, one fibre glass hut, and large quantity of
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Name: Gnr Sajeev Gopala Pillai
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1999
Gazette Notification: 113Pres/98,15-8-99
Citation:
Gunner Sajeev Gopala Pillai was inducted into Batalik sub-sector in Kargil on 11 May 1999 as Observation Post Assistant for engaging enemy intruders in the area. He volunteered for a more challenging task to accompany Forward Observation Officer in the mission to occupy Bump I1 in
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Name: L/Nk Sajjan Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 23 May 1948
Gazette Notification:
Citation:
At Machhoi in Jammu and Kashmir, on 23 May 1948 while attacking a feature, Lance Naik Sajan Singh was in command of a forward section platoon. During the assault his section was subjected to particularly heavy fire from enemy 2-inch mortars and grenades, killing two of his men
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Name: Flt Lt Samar Bikram Shah
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 Samar Bikram Shah was serving with a fighter bomber squadron. On 16 December he was detailed to escort an offensive sweep mission. As leader of the escort, he substantially helped the mission in accomplishing
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Name: Brig Sampuran Singh (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 26 Aug 1965
Gazette Notification: 10 Pres 52,26-1-52
Citation:
To advance to the Haji Pir Pass it was essential for our troops to capture a tactical feature held by two Pakistani companies. Two attempts to capture it had failed. On 28 August, a battalion of Punjab Regiment, which had been ordered to capture the feature, was pinned down by he
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Name: Col Sampuran Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 14 Oct 1948
Gazette Notification: 10 Pres 52,26-1-52
Citation:
On 8 October 1948, Major Sampuran Singh led a patrol of four platoons in Uri Sector and captured an enemy outpost. The enemy pinned down our patrol with very heavy fire. Major Sampuran Singh, exhibiting the highest qualities of ability and
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Name: Hav Sampuran Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 26 Aug 1965
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Sepoy Sampuran Singh was in a listening post deployed ahead of a defended locality in an area in Jamrnu and Kashmir in December 1971. When the enemy approached this defended locality in battalion strength, he held on to the listening post engaging the enemy with the light machine
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Name: PA Nk Sampuran Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 03 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Sepoy Sampuran Singh was with a company of Punjab Regiment, which was, assigned the task of capturing Branchil Pass in the Kargil Sector. The assault was held up due to accurate and intense medium machine gun fire from the enemy defence. Sepoy Sampuran Singh lobbed a grenade
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Name: Sub Sampuran Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22-1-88
Citation:
Subedar Sampuran Singh of 13 Sikh Light Infantry was the Platoon Commander with the heliborne force which was dropped in the heart of Jaffna Town to destroy the militants headquarters as part of the IPKF operations in Sri Lanka. Due to poor flying and navigational error, the force was
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Name: Sub Sampuran Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22-1-88
Citation:
Subedar Sampuran Singh of 13 Sikh Light Infantry was the Platoon Commander with the heliborne force which was dropped in the heart of Jaffina Town to destroy the militants headquarters as part of the IPKF operations in Sri Lanka. Due to poor flying and navigational error, the force was
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Name: Hony Capt San Bahadur Gurung
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 15 Nov 1948
Gazette Notification: 10 Pres 52,26-1-52
Citation:
San Bahadur Gurung, commanding a platoon at Leh, was ordered to recapture Lasirmou at a height of 18,270 ft. On the night of 29 July 1948, he appeared in the rear of the enemy position after a strenuous night march of 13 hrs. in extremely difficult
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Name: Rfn Sangram Singh Rawat
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 15 Jul 1948
Gazette Notification: 10 Pres 52,26-1-52
Citation:
Lance Naik Jaman Singh Patagi and Rifleman Sangram Singh Rawat were the scouts of the leading platoon of 'D' Company. On 14 July 1948, when they reached near their objective, they came across enemy mines and booby traps. Lance Naik Patagi and Rifleman Rawat realizing the danger of
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Name: Sub Maj (Hony Capt) Sangram Singh Rawat
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 12 Nov 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Havildar Sangram Singh Rawat was the commander of a medium machine gun detachment during the operations against Pakistan in the Eastern Sector. The enemy launched an attack in strength on his post but Havildar Rawat employed his gun with
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Name: Wg Cdr Sanjay Kumar Choudhury
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 08 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72,27-1-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Squadron Leader Sanjay Kumar Choudhury was posted in the Eastern Sector. On the night of 7 December, a special heliborne operation was undertaken for landing a battalion at Sylhet, which was at that
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Name: Rfn Sanjeev Gurung
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1987 Pawan Sri Lanka
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1987
Gazette Notification: 23 Pres/89,26.1.89
Citation:
On 12 Septemberl987, Rifleman Sanjeev Gurung, as a part of his platoon, was inducted into an important post of the Bilafondla complex of Siachen Glacier. On the night of23 September 1987, the enemy launched a determined attack on this post, preceded by
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Name: Capt Sanjeev Singh Jamwal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 20 Jun 1999
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/2000,15-8-99
Citation:
As part of "Operation Vijay” on 20 June 1999 at 0415 hours, Captain Sanjeev Singh Jamwal was tasked to recapture point 5140 in the Drass Sector, an important feature dominating the Srinagar-Leh road which had been forcibly taken over and
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Name: Lt Cdr Sankar Prasad Ghosh (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Lieutenant Commander Sankar Prasad Ghosh was the pilot of an Indian naval aircraft, which carried out strikes on enemy held ports in Bangladesh. Despite the fact that enemy harbour guns and
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Name: Wg Cdr Sankaranarayanan Balasubramanian
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 Sankaranarayanan Balasubramanian was serving as a pilot with a fighter bomber squadron. On 4 and 5 December, he flew deep day penetration operational
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Name: Sep Sansar Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 07 Jul 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 7 July 1948, Sepoy Sansar Singh's Platoon was on a ridge. At about 4 p.m. the enemy put in an attack which was beaten back. In this Sepoy Sansar Singh did very good work. At 9-30 p.m. the enemy again attacked and managed to creep up within 60 yards of our forward position and
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Name: Maj Sansar 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 on 8April1948, during the attack on Barwali ridge, temporary Captain Sansar Singh was commanding a company of 4 Dogra. This old man of 46 took his company forward and crossed the Bhata Nala under heavy enemy automatic and mortar fire. He charged the enemy position
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Name: Lt Col Sansar Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 02 Nov 1965
Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Citation:
On the night of2 November 1965, a battalion of Sikh Regiment, in which Captain Sansar Singh was commanding a company, was ordered to clear a hill feature in the Mendhar Sector of Jammu and Kashmir, which had been encroached upon by Pakistani forces
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Name: Sep Sant Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 27 Aug 1948
Gazette Notification:
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: L/Hav Sant Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1962
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Sub Sant 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 J & K on 23 May 1948, while attacking a feature, Jemadar Sant Singh was in command of a leading platoon. The advance lay over 2,000 yards of heavily snow-covered ground in full view of the enemy. Any outflanking move was out of question because of heavy snow and
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Name: Sub (Hony Lt) Santan
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 17 Apr 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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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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