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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: Wg Cdr Satish Nandan Bansal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 14 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Citation:
On 13 and 14 September 1965, a massive bomber raid was mounted against Peshawar airfield. Squadron Leader Satish Nandan Bansal was selected to lead and mark the target. The target was so deep in the heart of enemy territory that the
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Name: L/Nk Satpal Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Vijay - Kargil
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1999
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/2000,15-8-99
Citation:
Sepoy Satpal Singh along with his section, was deployed in the Drass sector during 'Operation Vijay'. The section came under heavy enemy fire from Tiger Hill, Rocky Knob, Charlie Feature and Trig Height at 0600 hrs on 6 July 1999.
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Name: Sub Maj (Hony Capt) Satya Jit Pun
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1961
Gazette Notification: 58 Pres 62,10-9-62
Citation:
On 5 December 1961, a company of 3/1 GR was ordered to clear a strongly held enemy roadblock at a vital communication centre in the Congo. While advancing, the platoon under Subedar Satya Jit Pun faced heavy fire. Undaunted Subedar Pun crawled towards the house from where
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Name: Sep Satyawan Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Sepoy Satyawan Singh of a battalion of Rajput Regiment was with a commando force which was given the task of capturing an enemy locality in Dera Baba Nanak area in Western Sector. Sepoy Satyawan Singh was in the leading elements with the company commander when a medium
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Name: Nb Sub Saudagar Singh (now deceased)
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, when the Chinese attacked in large number of a company post in the Dhola area Havildar Saudagar Singh was in a trench with two sepoys. In the action, he killed a number of Chinese and when his companions became casualties he continued to hold the position
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Name: Sub Sawan Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 25 Feb 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Hav Sewa Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 10 Dec 1947
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 10 December 1947, Havildar Sewa Singh was in command of a forward platoon during flanking move Chhamb. His own platoon was being heavily sniped at. He went to the foremost man of his platoon and carried out useful reconnaissance from a completely exposed position, showing
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Name: Hav Sewa Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 24 Aug 1948
Gazette Notification: 10 Pres/52, 26-1-52
Citation:
On the night of 22 May 1948, whilst advancing on Uri-Dome1 Road, 7 Sikh Regiment came under heavy enemy fire. The leading platoon was pinned down in a nullah by incessant mortar and LMG fire. The communication between the platoon and company HQ broke down. It became
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Name: Sub Maj (Hony Capt) Shaik Khader Sahib
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 09 Jul 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
Jemadar Shaik Khader Sahib was with 1 Madras right throughout its spell of service in the Jammu & Kashmir area. On two occasions he ambushed large parties of enemy and killed a total of 27. When commanding a platoon defence position, he was repeatedly and heavily attacked by large
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Name: Hav (Hony Sub) Sham Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 19 Apr 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
One of our picquets in the Naushera area had battled with the enemy for three days. A column to relieve the hard-pressed picquet was sent on 19 April 1948. The enemy was holding a dominating hill feature 200 yards south of the picquet. It overlooked attack leading to own position which
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Name: Brig Shamsher Singh Manhas
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 11 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 72 Pres,66,30-9-66
Citation:
On the night of 10 September 1965, Major Shamsher Singh Manhas was leading a company in the assault on Burki Village, which was defended by concrete pillboxes and with MMG and artillery fire. Halfway to the objective, the company came under heavy
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Name: Brig Shamsher Singh Manhas
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 23 Aug 1997
Gazette Notification: 31Pres/98 , 26-1-98
Citation:
On 23 August 1997 at 0845 hours, Lance Naik Shamsher Singh was manning the 106-mm recoilless gun at his isolated forward post in the Uri Sector near the Line of Control when the enemy started Heavy Machine Gun fire on his post. In retaliatory firing he successfully engaged an
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Name: L/Hav Shamu Bhosle
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, Naik Shamu Bhosle was ordered to occupy a defended post in the Eastern Sector. As his section reached the position, an enemy column was seen approaching the post. When the enemy column was engaged by our troops, approximately
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Name: Nk Shangara Singh Punia
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 19 Oct 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 13 October 1948, Sepoy Shangara Singh was sent as one of the stretcher bearers with the unit medical officer to evacuate casualties from the forward most company which had come under heavy enemy firing in the Tithwal area of J & K. It was a very steep climb and the enemy was
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Name: Hav Shankar Datt Joshi
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 16 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Citation:
Havildar Shankar Datt Joshi was commanding a platoon which was ordered to clear an enemy position on the Eastern Sector. Under his able leadership the platoon established a foothold. The enemy brought heavy MMG fire on the platoon in a bid to
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Name: Hav Shantaram Shinde
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 17 Nov 1965
Gazette Notification: 72 Pres,66,30-9-66
Citation:
Havildar Shantaram Shinde was commanding a platoon which was ordered to clear an area in Rajasthan where the enemy had intruded after the cease-fire. After reaching a point behind the objective, he assaulted the enemy position despite heavy enemy small arms and automatic fire and
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Name: AVM Sharadchandra Naresh Deshpande
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 01 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Citation:
Flight Lieutenant Sharad chandra Naresh Deshpande was serving on the instructional staff of the jet bomber conversion unit as a navigation instructor when hostilities broke out between India and Pakistan. He volunteered for operational duties and
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Name: Lt Col Shashi Bhushan Ghildiyal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 2000
Gazette Notification: 63 Pres/2000, 26.1.2000
Citation:
Captain Shashi Bhushan Ghildiyal was performing the duties of Artillery Observation Post Officer with C Company 17 Jat Regiment during an attack on "Pimple 11" in Jammu & Kashmir on 7 July 1999. The Company Commander of the assaulting company was
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Name: Maj Shashi Pal Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 14 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
On 14 December 1971, Major Shashi Pal Singh was commanding a company of Rajput Regiment, which was engaged in assaulting a railway embankment in the Eastern Sector. The enemy was entrenched in well-fortified positions, held in strength. During the assault, the enemy brought
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Name: 2nd Lt. Shashindra Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 06 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 72 Pres,66,30-9-66
Citation:
On 6 September 1965, Second Lieutenant Shashindra Singh was in command of the leading platoon, which was ordered to advance along the Akhnoor-Jaurian Road. The enemy had left behind a number of well-armed delaying parties. Second Lieutenant Shashindra Singh cleared a
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Name: L/Hav Shatrughan Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1999
Gazette Notification: 63 Pres/2000, 26.1.2000
Citation:
Naik Shatrughan Singh formed part ofthe assault group for capture of Point 4268 in Batalik Sub-sector ofJammu & Kashmir on 29 May 1999. During the assault Naik Shatrughan Singh was in the forefront and continued fighting despite heavy enemy firing and shelling. When two of his comrades
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Name: Col Sheel Kumar Puri (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 06 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Sheel Kumar Puri was commanding a company which was assigned the task of capturing an enemy position in the Western Sector. Undaunted by the small arms fire, and shelling by the enemy, he led his company boldly and skillfully and inspired them to capture the objective after fierce
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Name: Hony Capt Sheo Chand Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 29 May 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 21 May 1948, Naik Sheo Chand Ram was the forward section commander during the advance on a feature in Jammu & Kashmir when this section came under heavy enemy automatic fire at very close range. Undaunted, he rallied his men and assaulted the enemy bunkers, killing three
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Name: Capt Sheo Ganesh Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 07 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Citation:
Captain Sheo Ganesh Singh was the affiliated observation post officer with a battalion of Dogra Regiment, which was ordered to capture an important position in the Western Sector. The battalion came under effective artillery and machine gun fire in the initial stages of the assault.
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Name: Lt Col Sheonan Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1987 Pawan Sri Lanka
Date of Award: 12 Oct 1987
Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22-1-88
Citation:
Major Sheonan Singh, Second-in-Command of 10 Para Commando, was deployed in Sri Lanka as part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force. On 12 October 1987, at 0200 hours Major Singh heli-landed at Kokkavil to secure the battalion a position for assault on the militant's headquarters in
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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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