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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: Hony Sub Sanwal Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 19 Apr 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 18 April 1948, the enemy approximately 250 strong, supported by 3-inch mortar, MMGs and LMGs made persistent attacks on a picquet vital for the defence of Uri. The main attack came from the south on a platoon which was commanded by Jemadar Sanwal Ram. With complete
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Name: Maj Saral Kumar Warma
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
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: L/Nk Sardar Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 20 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 56 Pres 63, 22-7-63
Citation:
On 20 October 1962, a battalion of Grenadiers was ordered to withdraw from a forward post in NEFA. Lance Naik Sardar Singh was second in command of a section which was deployed on the extreme right flank of his company. The Chinese, approximately a company strong, had
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Name: L/Hav Sardar Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 21 Nov 1947
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 21 November 1947, the enemy ambushed a convoy consisting of the transport and administrative block of 4 Kumaon along the Uri-Poonch road in Kashmir. Lance Havildar Sardar Singh was travelling in the second vehicle which was heavily sprayed with automatic and rifle fire by
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Name: Sep Sardar Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1991
Gazette Notification: 55 Pres/91, 26-1-91
Citation:
Operation IBEX was launched in the Chumik Gyongla Siachen Glacier area on 11 April 1989. The operation aimed at the occupation of the ground of tactical importance on the Saltoro ridge in order to preempt the enemy and thwart their aggressive design. The area of operations was at an
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Name: Maj Sardara Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 13 December 1948 in Tithwal, enemy attacked A Coy position. Major Sardara Singh was in command of this company. The attack was supported by heavy concentration of 25 pounders, 3.7 (How) and Mortar fire. This did not deter this brave officer who went from place to place
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Name: Jem Sardha Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 17 Jan 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Sub Sardul Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 04 Feb 1948
Gazette Notification:
Citation:
On 4 February 1948, Subedar Sardul Singh led a patrol of 20 to village Bohali on the Pakistan border. In an encounter, the patrol killed five of the enemy. In its effort to retrieve bodies, enemy reaction was so violent that the patrol had to withdraw. Subedar Sardul Singh himself covered the
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Name: Hav (Hony Sub) Sarjan Singh (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 06 Nov 1947
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 5 November 1947 night, when a company of 1 Sikh was in position on the Srinagar Baramula Road, Sepoy Sarjan Singh was No. 1 of the Bren gun. The tribesmen attacked the position and got a footing on the bridge, which Sepoy Sarjan Singh was covering with his Bren gun. The enemy
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Name: Brig Sarlejeet Singh Ahluwalia (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Major Sarlejeet Singh Ahluwalia was commanding a company of Ladakh Scouts during the attack on enemy posts in an area in the Western Sector. He led his company in an attack on an enemy post but came under intense enemy small arms fire and
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Name: Hav Sarup Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 26 Apr 1948
Gazette Notification: 7 Pres 50, 21-6-50
Citation:
On 26 April 1948 while 7 Sikh attacked a strong and dominating enemy position, Sepoy Sarup Singh, on his own, climbed a tree and gave effective
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Name: Brig Sarvjit Singh Ratra
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 15 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 134 Pres/65,16-10-65
Citation:
Major Sarvjit Singh Ratra was an AOP officer in the Lahore Sector from 15 to 23 September 1965. To gain vital information and direct accurate fire on Pakistani tank concentrations, bridges and crossing sites over the Ichhogil Canal, he had to undertake a number of flights over enemy
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Name: Sep Sarwan Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 13 Oct 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
Sepoy Sanvan Singh was No. 2 of the forward bren gun section ofuA" Company of 1 Sikh deployed in TIithwal Section ofJ & K. On 13 October 1948, the Company was attacked by the enemy after a heavy concentration of supporting arms fire. Sepoy Sanvan Singh was supplying
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Name: Hav Sat Paul
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22-1-88
Citation:
A post at an altitude of 18,000 feet on the Saltore ridge in the Siachen Glacier area was held by a section strength of a unit of the jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry. Towards the south of the post was the adversary's Heavy Machine Gun Post from where they launched a determined
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Name: Maj Sat Prakash Varma
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 03 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 72 Pres,66,30-9-66
Citation:
Major Sat Prakash Varma was the leading company commander during the attacks on an objective in Jammu and Kashmir, the approach to which was barred by a high stone wall. When his assault was temporarily halted by the enemy, he directed the fire of his rocket launchers and managed
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Name: Lt Col Satinder Kumar Kapoor
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 06 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Lieutenant Colonel Satinder Kumar Kapoor was commanding a battalion of 9th Gorkha Rifles in the Western Sector. On the night of 5 December 1971, he was given the task of capturing a heavily defended enemy position. Lieutenant Colonel Kapoor went with the leading troops to
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Name: Hav Satish Chander
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 01 Jan 2000
Gazette Notification: 63 Pres/2000, 26.1.2000
Citation:
Charlie Company 12 JAK Light Infantry was tasked to capture Point 4812, a feature of immense tactical importance in Batalik Sector in Jammu & Kashmir on the night of 30th June/Ist July 1999. Havildar Satish Chander was the leading section commander of the column. The column
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Name: Capt Satish Chander Sehgal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 16 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
On 16 December 1971, Captain Satish Chander Sehgal was the forward observation post officer with an armoured regiment in the Shakargarh Sector. The leading squadron was manoeuvring across the Saraj Chak forest when it came across enemy tanks which were being withdrawn
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Name: Lt Col Satish Chandra Joshi
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 14 Jun 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
Lieutenant S.C. Joshi was the young subaltron with Central India Horse deployed in J&K in 1948. He displayed numerous acts of bravery and showed dash and courage of the highest order. First on 8 April 1948, while withdrawing to an
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Name: Lt Col Satish Chandra Joshi
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 10 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: -
Citation:
Lieutenant Colonel S.C. Joshi, Commanding Officer, Central India Horse, provided close support to a battalion of Sikh Regiment for the capture of Burki on the night of 10 September 1965 and afterwards continuing his advance with a battalion of a Punjab Regiment to
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Name: Wg Cdr Satish Chandra Sharma
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 09 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 126 pres 72,16-12-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flying Officer Satish Chandra Sharma was attached to a brigade in the Eastern Sector for duty. On 7 December, he accompanied a company airlifted by helicopters to a site behind the enemy occupied area at Sylhet. Under heavy
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Name: 2nd Lt. Satish Kumar Jaswal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 15 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Second Lieutenant Satish Kumar Jaswal led a patrol deep into enemy territory in the area of Bisso Buzurg and Dhingar in the Shakargarh Sector. On 15 December 1971, when the patrol approached Dhingar village, an enemy ambush party opened fire at close range with automatic weapons
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Name: Capt Satish Kumar Prabhakaran Menon
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 02 Apr 1988
Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22-1-88
Citation:
Second Lieutenant Satish Kumar Prabhakaran Menon of the 15th Battalion, the Mechanised Infantry Regiment was deployed in the Jaffna Fort as part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force with his platoon of BMPs along with
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Name: Capt Satish Kumar Vashisht
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
On the morning of 5 December 1971, Captain Satish Kumar Vashisht was leading a patrol to confirm the vacation of a border outpost by the enemy. When his patrol was approximately thirty yards from the outpost defences, the enemy opened fire on the
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Name: Lt Col Satish Nambiar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 11 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94Pres 72,19-8-72
Citation:
Major Satish Nambiar was in command of a company of Maratha Light Infantry, which had established a roadblock in the Eastern Sector. The enemy assaulted the roadblock in strength on 10 December 1971. The attack was supported by intense artillery, mortar and
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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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