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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: Ris Tarlok Singh (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 07 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification:
Citation:
During an attack by "A" squadron of the Deccan Horse in the Khem Karan Sector between 7 and 12 September 1965, Lance Dafadar Tarlok Singh destroyed four enemy tanks and one recoilless gun. On 12 September, when his squadron was assaulting the enemy position on the Khem Karan
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Name: Maj Tarsem Lal Sharma
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 09 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Citation:
Major Tarsem Lal Sharma, who was serving with a battalion of Rajput Regiment, was assigned the task of capturing an enemy position in the
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Name: Sub Tashi Chhepal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1999
Gazette Notification: 63 Pres/2000, 26.1.2000
Citation:
On 5th / 6th July 1999, Subedar Tashi Chhepal was tasked to lead a column in an attack on Dog Hill in the Batalik sector of Jammu and Kashmir. He successfully led the column on the steep cliff under heavy enemy fire even during daylight and cleared the enemy opposition. His column not
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Name: RHM Tata Pothu Raja (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 05 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 131 Pres/65, 10.5.65
Citation:
On 5 September 1965, while commanding a detachment of an air defence battery guarding Tawi Bridge in Jammu. RHM Tata Pothu Raja displayed
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Name: Sep Tatyaba Gaikwad
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 15 Mar 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Nb Sub Tej Bahadur Gurung
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 01 Nov 1962
Gazette Notification: 17 Pres 64, 26-1-64
Citation:
On 18 November 1962, the Chinese started shelling our post at Gurung Hill with heavy mortar and artillery guns. Jemadar Bahadur Gurung kept the troops of his platoon alert in their positions, and when the enemy attacked in successive waves he went from
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Name: Wg Cdr Tej Prakash Singh Gill (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 19 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan, Squadron Leader Tej Prakash Singh Gill led missions in support of our ground forces in the Sialkot, Chhamb, Lahore and Kasur Sectors. He took part in as many as 21 ground attacks. On 21 September 1965, he encountered a
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Name: Sep Teja Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 06 Jul 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
Sepoy Teja Singh was wireless operator of a section picquet on 6 July 1948 at Machhoi when the enemy put an attack. A direct mortar hit put his set out of commission and he got wounded in his left arm. There being no other communication with the commander, this signaler volunteered to
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Name: Col Teja Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 06 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 132 Pres 65,17-9-65
Citation:
Lieutenant Teja Singh, in command of a company of his battalion, held on to his objective at Khem Karan on 6 and 7 September 1965 in the face of heavy enemy ground and air shelling. His company ran short of ammunition and water. In the absence of communication with his battalion
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Name: Maj Tejbans Singh Chehal (now deceased)
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 Glacier area of the Siachen on 11 April 1989. The operation aimed at the occupation of a crucial area point. The area of operations was at an altitude between 15,000 and 22,000 feet. The temperature was
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Name: Col Tejendra Pal Tyagi
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 08 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
On 8 December 1971, Lieutenant Tejendra Pal Tyagi was assigned the task of making an improvised tank crossing over a canal in the Western Sector. When his platoon was 100 yards short of the bridge site, it came under direct enemy fire as a result of which the leading vehicle caught
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Name: Brig Tejinder Singh (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 09 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
On 9 December 1971, 2nd Lieutenant Tejinder Singh was detailed to lead a reconnaissance party to select a site for a lane through a minefield in the Shakargarh Sector. He did the job under heavy small arms and artillery fire and brought back valuable information. He then personally cleared
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Name: L/Hav Tek Bahadur Gurung
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Lance Havildar Tek Bahadur Gurung was section commander in a company of the Parachute Regiment, which was assigned the task of capturing an area in the Ganganagar Sector. The company came under heavy artillery and machine gun fire. When the light
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Name: Sub (Hony Capt) Tek Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 09 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
9 December 1971, during the attack by a battalion of Kumaon Regiment on an enemy post in the Rajasthan Sector, Gunner Tek Ram was the radio operator with the forward observation officer's party. In spite of heavy enemy artillery and small arms fire, Gunner Tek Ram kept up the radio
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Name: Sep Thakar Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 01 Mar 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
Thakar Singh was the Bren gunner ofthe leading section of4 Dogra during an attackat Naushera on 1st March 1948. The enemy had positioned themselves on a high feature and were holding the objective in considerable strength. The ascent to the objective was almost sheer cliff and the
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Name: UP/L Nk Thakur Singh Rawat
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 10 Apr 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Nk Thaman Rana
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 26 Jun 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 26 June 1948, Lance Naik Thaman Singh Rana was ordered to occupy, along with his section, a certain feature in order to provide depth and give covering fire to a defensive position which had been attacked by some 300 strong enemy troops. The defensive position located along
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Name: Jem Thambu Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 02 Mar 1948
Gazette Notification:
Citation:
Jemadar Thambu Ram was the Platoon Commander of Second Company detailed for exploitation at the battle of the Mameli Dhar on 2 March 1948. Soon after the capture of the objective by the First Company, his platoon tookup position on the West and engaged the enemy with all
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Name: Maj Thandi Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 14 Sep 1948
Gazette Notification: 10 Pres 52,26-1-52
Citation:
During the attackon the Chaubutra feature in the Zojila Pass area on 13 and 14 September 1948, 2nd Lieutenant Thandi Ram was in command of the leading company. On 14 September, he led his company over a slippery snow bed, which entailed a descent of 2,000 feet into a nullah
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Name: Constable Thankappan Mohan
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 15 Aug 1988
Gazette Notification: 37Pres/88 , 15-4-88
Citation:
On 15 October 1987, two companies of Central Reserve Police Force were ordered to move to Karawadi East (Tropo area) in three vehicles from Palali Airfield in Sri Lanka as part of the Indian Peace-Keeping Force (IPKF) operation. On the way, the convoy was ambushed by the militants with
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Name: Hony Capt Thapasi Chettiar Ramaswamy
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 73 Pres72, 17-6-72
Citation:
Havildar (GD) Thapasi Chettiar Ramaswamy Chettiar was commanding a detachment of an air defence battery guarding the Amritsar airfield. On 5 December 1971, the enemy fighter aircraft raided Amritsar airfield on a number of occasions. Havildar Chettiar directed the
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Name: Lt Thervil Parambil Guna Narayan Pai
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: Gp Capt Thirumangalath Kattil Vinayraj
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 30 Apr 1968
Gazette Notification: 37Pres/88 , 15-4-88
Citation:
Squadron Leader T.K. Vinayraj, mature and exceptional helicopter pilot with over 5000 hours of operational flying to his credit, was on the posted strength of 112 helicopter unit. He has been a part of the Indian Air Force of the Indian peacekeeping Force (IPKF) throughout the "Operation
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Name: Nb Sub Tilak Bahadur Rai
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1991
Gazette Notification: 55 Pres/91, 26-1-91
Citation:
On 18 August 1989, a special mission patrol was ambushed by approximately 40-50 militants in Sri Lanka. In the initial volley of intense fire brought down by the militants from different directions, Lance Naik Tilak Bahadur Rai suddenly found that all the members of the patrol preceding
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Name: Hav Tilak Raj
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1993
Gazette Notification: 22 Pres./92, 216-1-92
Citation:
Havildar Tilak Raj of Alfa Company, 6 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, was the Heavy Machine Gun Detachment Commander of Dalunangon the Line of Actual Control. At about 1850 hours on 7 May 1992, the Pakistanis opened heavy and accurate fire, on the company with air defence guns,
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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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