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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: Maj Gen Vinod Bhanot
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 05 Apr 1973
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Citation:
On the night of 16 December 1971, Major Vinod Bhanot, who was commanding a company of Gorkha Rifles, was assigned the task of capturing an enemy post in the Kargil Sector. He planned to approach the post from the rear along a most difficult and
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Name: 2nd Lt. Vinod Kumar Goswamy
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 14 Nov 1962
Gazette Notification: 57 Pres 64, 22-4-64
Citation:
On 14 November, 1962, 2nd Lieutenant Vinod Kumar Goswamy was detailed to observe the Chinese on the north side of river Towang Chu in NEFA, and if possible, to capture a Chinese prisoner. After dark, 2nd Lieutenant Goswamy crossed the river with
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Name: Brig Vinod Kumar Sarda
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 12 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Major Vinod Kumar Sarda who was commanding a company of Parachute Regiment during the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, was ordered to occupy a position in the Eastern Sector which had been captured after an airborne assault. Before the
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Name: Brig Virender Singh Ruhi
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 15 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94Pres 72,19-8-72
Citation:
Major Virender Singh Ruhil was commanding a battery of a light regiment in the Eastern Sector. On 5 December 1971, a battalion of Bihar Regiment captured an area. The enemy reacted sharply and brought down intense mortar and medium machine gunfire in a bid to dislodge our
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Name: Lt Virendra Kumar (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 12 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Citation:
During operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Lieutenant Virendra Kumar Datta was the pilot of the Indian Naval aircraft, which carried out repeated strikes on enemy held ports in Bangladesh. He carried out eight strike missions over the
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Name: Col Virendra kumar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 07 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94Pres 72,19-8-72
Citation:
Major Virendra Kumar was commanding a company of a Jammu and Kashmir Militia, which was deployed In the Jammu and Kashmir Sector. The company position was attacked by the enemy in overwhelming strength on 7 December 1971, supported by intense and accurate artillery fire.
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Name: Maj Virendra Pratap Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 07 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 72 Pres,66,30-9-66
Citation:
On 7 September 1965, Second Lieutenant Virendra Pratap Singh was platoon commander in a company, which was ordered to attack the Pakistani post at Kundanpur. Although wounded, he continued to lead his men in the face of intense artillery and small arms fire. Later, finding
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Name: Maj Vishnu Swarup Sharma
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94Pres 72,19-8-72
Citation:
Captain Vishnu Swarup Sharma took over command of a company of Brigade of the Guards on the death of the company commander in an attack on the enemy post in the Eastern Sector. Although his company had been reduced to half the strength through casualties, he refused to
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Name: Sub Maj (Hony Capt) Vishwanath Bhosle
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 13 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Subedar Vishwanath Bhosle was a platoon commander in a battalion of Mahar Regiment. His company had occupied a portion of a feature in the Rajasthan Sector after a fierce battle on the night of 12 December 1971. While his company was reorganising on
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Name: Maj Vivek Gupta
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: Vijay - Kargil
Date of Award: 15 Aug 1999
Gazette Notification: 17 Pres/2000,15.8.99
Citation:
Major Vivek Gupta was in command ofthe leading Charlie Company, when 2 Rajputana Rifles launched a battalion attack on Tololing Top, in Drass sector on 13 June 1999. Inspite of heavy artillery and automatic fire, the company under the inspiring leadership of Major Vivek Gupta was able to
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Name: Nk Waryam Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 15 Oct 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 14 October 1948, 2 Punjab was advancing towards Pir Badesar. At about 0300 hrs, the battalion came under heavy enemy fire from the hills surrounding Giran village. The forward most company was held up and another company was ordered to rush up for help. Suddenly the leading
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Name: Dfr Waryam Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 12 Apr 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
Lance Dafadar Waryam Singh was on the strength of the Central India Horse which on 8th April 1948 was in action opposite Banvali Ridge in support of 4 Dogra. The enemy had pinned down the attacking company of 4 Dogra with medium machinegun cross firing. It had become essential
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Name: Nk Waryam Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 01 Oct 1967
Gazette Notification: 82 Pres/68,17-12-68
Citation:
Subedar Waryam Singh was commanding a platoon of Jammu & Kashmir Rifles in the Cho La area. On 1 October 1967 when the Chinese suddenly opened fire with heavy machine gun and recoilless guns, Subedar Waryam Singh immediately ordered his
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Name: Nb Sub Wilson Mangan Anthony
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 15 Apr 1988
Gazette Notification: 37Pres/88 , 15-4-88
Citation:
Wilson Mangan Anthony of C Company was the RCL Detachment Commander during the action at Chunnakam (Jaffna) on 12 October 1987. During the action, Havildar Anthony suffered bullet injuries. The Company Commander wanted to
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Name: Hav Yad Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 02 Mar 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Maj Gen Yadunath Singh (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
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: CHM Yashvir Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 15 Aug 1999
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/2000,15-8-99
Citation:
On 12/13 June 1999 during 'Operation Vijay', Company Havildar Major Yashvir Singh of Charlie Company of 2 Rajputana Rifles was tasked to organize evacuation of casualties during the company assault on Tololing Top in the Drass sector. The company had captured Tololing top and in
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Name: Hav Yaswant Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 13 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification:
Citation:
Lance Havildar Yaswant Singh of the Parachute Regiment (Commandos) was ordered to raid an enemy stronghold in Jammu and Kashmir held by
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Name: Lt Yog Raj Palta
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 15 Nov 1962
Gazette Notification: 56 Pres 63, 22-7-63
Citation:
Lieutenant Yog Raj Palta was in command of a rifle company in forward area in NEFA. On the night of 15 November 1962, the Chinese attacked his company in large numbers. To inspire his men, Lieutenant Palta went forward and moved from bunker to bunker despite enemy fire. His presence
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Name: Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav
Award: Param Vir Chakra (PVC)
Operation: Vijay - Kargil
Date of Award: 12 Sep 1999
Gazette Notification: 16-Pres/2000, 15.8.99
Citation:
Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav was part of the leading team of Ghatak Platoon tasked to capture Tiger Hill on the night of 3/4 July 1999. The approach to the top was steep, snow bound and rocky. Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav, unmindful of the risk involved, volunteered to be in the
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Name: Lt Col Yogesh kumar Joshi
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 15 Aug 1999
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/2000,15-8-99
Citation:
Lieutenant Colonel Yogesh Kumar Joshi, 13 Jammu & Kashmir Rifles, was tasked to capture the strategically vital Point 5140 in Drass Sector during "Operation Vijay". Lieutenant Colonel Joshi conceived a brilliant plan catering for coordinated action to
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Name: Sep Zaila Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 01 Jul 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
1 July 1948, at Gumri in Jammu and Kashmir, Sepoy Zaila Singh was No. 2 of an LMG outpost. At 0600 hours the enemy attacked the picquet with two companies with MMG and 2-inch mortar support and reached some 400 yards. As his LMG No. 1 got seriously wounded, Sepoy Zaila Singh at
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Name: Lt Gen Zorawar Chand Bakshi (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 05 Aug 1965
Gazette Notification: 9 Pres/66,1-1-66
Citation:
Brigadier Zorawar Chand Bakshi was commander of a brigade in Aug-Sept 1965 employed on the difficult task of capturing Basali, Haji Pir Pass and Kahuta, which was vital for the Uri-Poonch link-up. The road connecting Uri and Poonch via Haji Pir had deteriorated due to disuse and some
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Name: Lt Gen Zorawar Chand Bakshi (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 05 Aug 1965
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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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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