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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: Sub Sita Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 11 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Subedar Sita Ram was commanding a forward platoon of Grenadiers during the attack on Chakra in the Shakargarh Sector. This was well-fortified position held in strength by the enemy and covered by a minefield 800 yards in depth. During the formingup and the assault, the enemy brought
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Name: Sub Sita Ram Patil
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22-1-88
Citation:
Subedar Sita Ram Patil was deployed in Sri Lanka as part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force. On the night of20 October 1987, his platoon occupied a defensive position in a built-up area, where the militants were armed with rockets. Throughout the next day, the platoon was
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Name: Sep Sivadanu Bhaskaran Nair
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 24 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 72 Pres 66, 30-9-66
Citation:
Sepoy Sivadanu Bhaskaran Nair was with a company of Madras Regiment which was assigned the task of clearing the enemy who had infiltrated into an area near the Ichhogil Canal. When his company came under accurate small arms fire from well sited enemy bunkers, Sepoy Nair rushed
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Name: Capt Sivasankara Pillai Surendra Nath
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 S.F! Surendra Nath was the regiment medical officer with a battalion of Madras Regiment during the battle of the Basantar River in the Shakargarh Sector. While establishing a bridgehead across the Basantar the battalion suffered heavy casualties. Carrying
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Name: Nk Sohan Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 18 Apr 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
During an attack on our picquet at Kumaon Gosha, Lance Naik Sohan Singh was in one of the forward most posts. In the early hours of the morning of 16April1948, the enemy opened up close to the picquet with automatic and 3-inch mortar fire. The battle lasted 48 hours during which
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Name: Hav Som Bahadur Thapa
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
On the night of 5 December 1971, a company of Gorkha Rifles was assigned the task of capturing the well-fortified enemy border post at Chak Bhura in the Western Sector. As the company formed up for the assault, the enemy brought down heavy and accurate artillery and small arms
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Name: Lt Col Som Dutt Sharma (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Major Som Dutt Sharma was commanding a raiding party during an attack in an area in the Rajasthan sector. When deep inside enemy territory, he saw an enemy vehicle column. With utter disregard for his safety and showing commendable presence of mind and courage, he laid an ambush
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Name: Lt Col Somesh Kapoor
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 22 Aug 1965
Gazette Notification: 134 Pres/65,16-10-65
Citation:
Major Somesh Kapoor, company commander of a battalion of Sikh Regiment, was ordered to capture two Pakistani posts in the Poonch Sector. On 24 August 1965, Major Kapoor decided that he must attack the next post immediately. When he was about 50 yards from the objective, the
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Name: Sep Sonam Angchok
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 20 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 70 Pres/62,12-11-62
Citation:
On 20 October 1962, when our post at Chandni in Ladakh was attacked by the Chinese, Sepoy Sonam Angchok fought with great courage and
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Name: Sep Sonam Rabgais
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 27 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 70 Pres/62,12-11-62
Citation:
Sepoy Sonam Rabgais was at a post in Ladakh when it was heavily shelled and attacked by the Chinese on 27 October 1962. He fought bravely
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Name: Sep Sonam Wangchok
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 20 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 70 Pres/62,12-11-62
Citation:
Sepoy Sonam Wangchok was posted at Chandni in Ladakh. On 20 October 1962, his post was attacked by the Chinese and he was severely wounded in the attack. However he stuck to his post with great courage and determination and kept on fighting till the time he was overpowered
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Name: Rear Adm Sourirajullu Ramsagar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 13 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December-1971, Lieutenant Commander Sourirajulu Ramsagar was the pilot of one of the Indian naval aircraft, which carried out strikes on enemy held ports in Bangladesh. On 5 December, he sighted an enemy gun boat in the Pusur River and,
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Name: Gp Capt Sube Singh Malik
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 01 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Citation:
Squadron Leader Sube Singh Malik was engaged in operations against Pakistan as a flight commander of a Hunter squadron. He caused extensive damage and destruction to enemy tanks, vehicles and troops. He pressed home his attacks with determination and courage in spite of
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Name: Rear Adm Subir Paul
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, Commander Subir Paul was the commanding officer of the Indian naval unit of the Eastern Fleet. Throughout the period of operations, he was called upon to operate within enemy waters where there was constant danger to his
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Name: Sqn Ldr Subodh Chandra Mamgain
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 07 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 131 Pres/65, 10.5.65
Citation:
On 7 September 1965, when Kalaikunda airfield was attacked by six Pakistani Sabre jets, Flying Officer Subodh Mamgain, who was flying as 'wingman' in a section on combat air patrol, followed his leader to intercept them immediately. Although the enemy aircraft were superior in
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Name: Brig Sucha Singh (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 17 Mar 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Air Cmde Sudarshan Handa
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 07 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 131 Pres/65, 10.5.65
Citation:
On 7 September 1965, a formation of four Mystere aircraft led by Squadron Leader Sudarshan Handa took off for an operational mission and flying at a height of only 50 to 100 feet above ground level penetrated into Pakistan territory. Squadron Leader Handa led the formation accurately to
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Name: Wg Cdr Sudesh Kumar Dahar (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 01 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Citation:
Squadron Leader Sudesh Kumar Dahar was the leader of a Vampire force which went in action on 1 September 1965 in the Chhamb Sector, where a Pakistani force had crossed the border and attacked our positions with heavy armour: Squadron Leader Dahar led the
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Name: Sergeon Lt Sudhansu Sekhar Panda
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 09 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 78 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Surgeon Lieutenant Sudhansu Sekhar Panda was the medical officer on board INS Khukri, which sank in the Arabian Sea after a Pakistani submarine attack. On 9 December 1971, when the ship was hit by enemy torpedo, Surgeon Lieutenant Panda, in complete disregard for his
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Name: Brig Sudhir Kumar Sonpar (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1961 Vijay - Goa Liberation
Date of Award: 15 Dec 1961
Gazette Notification: 7 Pres 63, 26-1-63
Citation:
Lieutenant Sudhir Kumar Sonpar was leader of an armoured car troop of 5 Independent Armoured Squadron serving with the UN Forces in the Congo. On 15 December 1961, the troop was placed in fire support role of a company of3/1 Gorkha Rifles for their attack on
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Name: Fg Offr Sudhir Tyagi
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 04 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 74 Pres74,26-1-74
Citation:
On 4 December 1971, Flying Officer Sudhir Tyagi was No.2 in a two-aircraft strike mission over Murid airfield. When attacking the enemy airfield, he spotted an enemy aircraft close on the tail ofthe leader of the mission. He engaged the aircraft and shot it down. An enemy Mirage and two
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Name: Hony Capt Sujan Singh Negi
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Subedar Sujan Singh Negi was a platoon commander in a battalion of the Garhwal Rifles. A company was ordered to eliminate an enemy base in the Eastern Sector. The enemy defences on this post were formidable, protected with a 7-ft high wall and supported by heavy medium machine
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Name: Sep Sukh Ram
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 when Sepoy Sukh Ram's section was leading an attack on a well-defended enemy post in the Poonch Sector, his company came under heavy enemy fire, which rendered further advance impossible. Sepoy Sukh Ram rushed forward with four grenades. In spite of stiff
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Name: Brig Sukhdev Singh (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1948
Gazette Notification: 10 Pres 52,26-1-52
Citation:
In May 1948 the enemy had captured Kargil and Dras and were advancing towards Zoji La. Lieutenant Colonel Sukhdev Singh, commander 1 Patiala, was ordered to take his battalion, secure the Zoji La and prevent the enemy from penetrating the Kashmir Valley. For four months this
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Name: Sub (Hony Capt) Sukhdev Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 16 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Citation:
Lance Havildar Sukhdev Singh was the commander of a section of Dogra Regiment, which was ordered to attackwell-fortified enemy position in the Eastern Sector. During the assault, an enemy heavy machine gun opened up from a flank. Unmindful of his safety, Lance Havildar Sukhdev
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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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