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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: Col Suresh Chandra Sharma
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 10 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Lieutenant Suresh Chandra Sharma was commanding a platoon of Rajput Regiment. On 10 December 1971, his platoon was assigned the task of raiding an enemy post in an area in the Sialkot Sector. He planned and organised and executed the raid with exceptional skill and competence.
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Name: Wg Cdr Suresh Damodar Karnik
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 18 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72,27-1-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Squadron Leader Suresh Damodar Karnik served as flight commander of a bomber squadron. He flew six very important and difficult missions, by day as well as by night, in the Western and Eastern Sectors. These missions
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Name: Lt Suresh Gajanan Samant
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 78 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Lieutenant Suresh Gajanan Samant was on board an Indian Naval unit which attacked Karachi on the night of 5 December 1971. As navigating officer, he was responsible for getting the ships in a position to attack enemy ships off Karachi and also other
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Name: Lt (X) Suresh Kumar Mitter
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 10 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Lieutenant Suresh Kumar Mitter was the commanding officer of a naval unit. Braving enemy shore defences and aircraft, he attacked the port of Mongla with extreme devotion to duty disrupting all sea traffic. His actions finally
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Name: Cmde Suresh Kumar Sabhlok
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 23 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Citation:
Commander Suresh Kumar Sabhlok was the commanding officer of a naval unit, which tookpart in the second naval attack on Karachi. On the night of 8 December 1971, he was assigned the task of destroying an enemy patrol craft in the approaches to Karachi. Despite the proximity of
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Name: Col Surinder Nath Tandon (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 17 Nov 1962
Gazette Notification: 3 Pres/64, 1-1-64
Citation:
2nd Lieutenant S.N. Tandon was commanding a company of Garhwal Rifles. which had taken up a defensive position between Jang and Nuranang in NEFA which the Chinese attacked. On 17 November 1962, 2nd Lieutenant Tandon visited his forward posts under heavy mortar fire. The jawans
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Name: Maj Surinder Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1990
Gazette Notification: 33Pres/90, 26-1-90
Citation:
Major Surinder Singh was tasked to approach a suspected militant hideout in an area east of Puttar in Sri Lanka. He located and identified the hideout. Thereafter, he decided to raid it. On 5 June 1989, he organised his patrol of 15 Other Ranks and went into the raid during which he
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Name: Maj Surinder Singh Jamwal (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 16 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Citation:
On 16 December 1971, the task of clearing enemy defences in an area in the Eastern Sector was given to a battalion of Dogra regiment. In this attack, Major Surinder Singh Jamwal was commanding a company. He led his men under very heavy enemy artillery and
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Name: Flt Lt Surinder Singh Malhotra
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 12 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72,27-1-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan, on 12 December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Surinder Singh Malhotra was detailed to carry out a photo reconnaissance mission over Risalwala airfield deep inside enemy territory. He noticed two enemy Mig- 19s over the
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Name: Maj Surinder Vatsa
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 13 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
On 13 December 1971, Major Surinder Vatsa of an engineer regiment accompanied a column of Maratha Light Infantry assigned the task of raiding an enemy locality on the Kamalpur-Bskashiganj axis in the Eastern Sector. The raid was successful and four enemy 130mm mortars were
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Name: Lt Surinderpal Singh Sekhon
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 05 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 132 Pres 65,17-9-65
Citation:
On 5 September 1965 night, after the bridge over the river Ravi near Dera Baba Nanak on the India Pakistan border was captured by us, our positions came under extremely heavy artillery fire as a result of which some men were wounded. During the shelling, 2nd Lieutenant Surinderpal
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Name: Jem Surja
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 18 Nov 1962
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/63,26-1-63
Citation:
On 18 November 1962, the Chinese forces attacked the Rezangala company post in Ladakh after heavy concentration of artillery and mortar fire. The defending company was greatly outnumbered but continued to
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Name: Lt Col Surjit Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 16 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Captain Surjit Singh was the medium machine gun platoon commander with Parachute Regiment, which was occupying an area in the Eastern Sector. He was with one of his forward sections when an enemy opened fire. Captain Surjit Singh, with complete disregard for his safety, rushed
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Name: Lt Col Surjit Singh Parmar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 13 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
On 13 December 1971, Captain Surjit Singh Parmar was the observation post officer with a company of 11th Gorkha Rifles which was assigned the task of attacking enemy entrenchments in the Eastern Sector. As the attack progressed, the enemy brought down accurate and effective
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Name: Lt Col Survendra Singh Negi
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1971
Gazette Notification: 94Pres 72,19-8-72
Citation:
Major Survendra Singh Negi was group commander of a force operating in the Eastern Sector. Under his able leadership, the force captured a heavily fortified enemy position after a hand-to-hand fight. Thereafter, he destroyed a vital bridge to deny enemy freedom of movement in this
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Name: Wg Cdr Surya Kant Badhwar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 04 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 71 Pres. 62,12-11-62
Citation:
One of our Army posts in Ladakh, having been surrounded by Chinese invaders, had to depend solely on air support. On 4 October 1962, Squadron Leader Surya Kant Badhwar and Flight Lieutenant Narayanan flew several sorties to carry
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Name: Maj Gen Sushil Chandra Sabherwal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 11 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 72 Pres,66,30-9-66
Citation:
Captain Sushi1 Chandra Sabherval was employed as AOP pilot in support of an artillery brigade in the Ichhogil Canal Sector. He was required to be airborne for long hours at considerable risk in order to provide information to our guns. He carried out several sorties to engage the enemy
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Name: Ris (Hony Capt) Sushil Kumar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
On 5 December 1971, Lance Dafadar Sushil Kumar was the gunner of the troop leader's tank guarding a crossing in the Chhamb Sector when he was attacked by an enemy squadron of tanks and infantry. He manned and fired his gun effectively
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Name: Maj Gen Sushil Kumar Sarda
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 12 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94Pres 72,19-8-72
Citation:
Major Sushil Kumar Sarda was commanding a company of Mahar Regiment in the Rajasthan Sector. On 12 December 1971, he led his company in an attack on an enemy position and captured it. During the enemy counter-attack, he moved in the open from trench to trench, despite heavy
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Name: Nk Swaran Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 11 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 73 Pres72, 17-6-72
Citation:
Swaran Singh was with a company of Sikh Light Infantry during their attack on an enemy position in the Western Sector. The company assault was held up due to heavy and accurate medium machine gun fire from an enemy bunker located on a flank. Sepoy Swaran Singh, with complete
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Name: Nk Swaran Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 28 Apr 1990
Gazette Notification: 33 Pres/90, 26-1-90
Citation:
Havildar Swaran Singh was No. 2 scout of a platoon of 11 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry, which was given the task to open the rail track. On 2 February 1989, at about 1015 hours, the leading scout came under fire from the militants and was killed. Captain M. K. Das, the Platoon
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Name: Wg Cdr Syed Iqbal Ali
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 12 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72,27-1-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Syed lqbal Ali was serving in a fighter bombersquadron. He flew a number of operational missions and destroyed nine tanks, eight vehicles, a gun position, a fuel dump, one building, one watch tower and a fuel
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Name: Hav T Ayyapan
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 11 Jun 1948
Gazette Notification: -
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Lt Col Tajendra Kumar Moitra
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1950
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 15 March 1948, 3 (Para) Maratha while attacking Pirthil Naka Hill, suffered heavy casualties, most of whom were lying on very exposed grounds. Captain Tajendra Kumar Moitra, the battalion medical officer, completely disregarding his personal safety, moved forward at the crawl
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Name: Lt Col Tamal Satyanarayan Roy
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 06 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Citation:
2nd Lieutenant Tamal Satyanrayan Roy was commanding a platoon which was given the task of a carving a vehicle lane through a minefield in front of a heavily guarded position in the Eastern Sector. The enemy brought down heavy artillery fire on his platoon while the breaching was
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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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