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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: Brig Baljit Singh Gill
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 23 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Second Lieutenant Baljit Singh Gill was in charge of a party detailed to lay an ambush in the Eastern Sector. He led his party by night and organised the ambush with professional competence. At dawn three enemy boats were sighted. Second Lieutenant Gill engaged
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Name: Brig Balkrishna Ramchandra Naik
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Balkrishna Ramchandra Naik was the battery commander with an infantry battalion which was assigned the task of capturing an enemy post in the Eastern Sector. As the battalion was forming up for the attack, the enemy brought down accurate artillery fire and opened up with heavy
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Name: Brig Balkrishna Ramchandra Naik
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Balkrishna Ramchandra Naik was the battery commander with an infantry battalion which was assigned the task of capturing an enemy post in the Eastern Sector. As the battalion was forming up for the attack, the enemy brought down accurate artillery fire and opened up with heavy
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Name: Hony Capt Balwant Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 02 Nov 1948
Gazette Notification: -
Citation:
On the night of 1 November 1948, at the Zojila Pass in Jammu and Kashmir, Jemadar Balwant Singh was in command of a platoon detailed to bypass an enemy post and occupy a hill feature adjacent to it. There was 200 yards of detour, involving
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Name: Hav Balwant Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22-1-88
Citation:
Left Shoulder located at an altitude of 21,000 feet was occupied by an adversary in April 1987. The position dominated our posts by o bservation and fire, which made our defences untenable and interfered with our
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Name: Hav Bane Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 26 Nov 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Lance Havildar Bane Singh was a section commander in a battalion of Rajput Regiment. His company was assigned the task of clearing an enemy post in the Eastern Sector. During the attack, the enemy brought down sustained and accurate fire from
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Name: Col Bangalore Neelakantan Nanjunda Rao
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22-1-88
Citation:
Captain B. Neelakantan Nanjunda Rao of 3 Engineer Regiment was deployed in Sri Lanka as part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force. As commander of an engineer task force, providing intimate support to 16 Sikh in its advance on 19 October 1987, the officer exhibited exceptional
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Name: Sep Banwari Lal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 02 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Citation:
Sepoy Banwari Lal was serving with a company of a battalion of Punjab Regiment which was assigned the task of capturing an enemy held area in the Eastern Sector. As the company was forming up, intense and accurate enemy artillery fire was
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Name: Sqn Ldr Bartan Ramesh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flying Officer Bartan Ramesh was serving with a helicopter unit. He carried out forty-five successful operational missions, some of which were in the heart of the battle area. During two of these
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Name: Hony Capt Bas Deo
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 06 Feb 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
At a picquet, on 6 February 1948, Jemadar Bas Deo was in command of a forward post with strength of 12. The enemy used about 400 men to attack his post alone and attacked in five waves. The attack was beaten back with heavy loss of lives to the
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Name: Jem Basanta Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 10 May 1948
Gazette Notification: 7 Pres 50,21-6-50
Citation:
When on the morning of 10 May 1948, one of our forward picquets was attacked by the enemy, a platoon from another picquet under the command of Jemadar Basanta Ram was rushed to its help. In the darkness that then
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Name: Ris Basta Singh
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, Naib Risaldar Basta Singh was a troop leader in 69 Armoured Regiment during the operations in an area in the Eastern Sector. During the attack his troops came under heavy tank, artillery and anti-tank fire from the
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Name: Vice Adm Benoy Roy Chowdhury
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 74 Pres.72 1-6-72
Citation:
Commander Benoy Roy Chaowdhury was the engineer officer of the INS Vikrant, which was called upon to carry out patrolling of waters off Bangladesh during the period of hostilities against Pakistan in December 1971. This task included operations of fighter-bombers and
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Name: Sub Bhab Bahadur Katwal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 20 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 27 Pres 63,26-1-63
Citation:
On 20 October 1962, the Chinese launched an attack on one of our company positions in NEFA. Subedar Bhab Bahadur Katwal, who was commanding the company, held on to his position although wounded by automatic fire. He withdrew from the position only when ordered to do
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Name: L/Nk Bhadra Bahadur Thapa
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 27 Sep 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 27 September 1948, Rifleman Bhadra Bahadur Thapa was the Bren gunner of No. 1 section of a patrol sent to Bhed area to intercept the enemy. The patrol was suddenly subjected to enemy heavy automatic close range fire from
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Name: Gnr Bhadreswar Pathak
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 08 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Gunner Bhadreswar Pathak was carrying out the duties of ammunition number in a detachment of an air defence regiment deployed for the protection of a medium regiment gun area in the Western Sector. On 7 December 1971, the medium regiment gun area was attacked by two
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Name: Hav Bhag Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 19 Nov 1962
Gazette Notification: 17 Pres 64, 26-1-64
Citation:
On 19 November 1962, a battalion of Dogra Regiment was ordered to lay anti-personnel mines in front of its defensive position in J&K in view of an imminent Chinese attack. The mines had been airdropped and were known to have become
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Name: Nk Bhagat Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 22 Feb 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 15 December 1948 on Punjab Hill, Sepoy Bhagat Ram was observing from his bunker enemy movements on the ridge opposite his position. His bunker was blown to pieces after having received four direct hits, but this did not keep Sepoy Bhagat Ram from
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Name: Maj Bhagat Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 14 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Citation:
Major Bhagat Singh led a platoon patrol deep into enemy territory in an area opposite Ring pain in Jammu and Kashmir on the night of 14 September 1965. After an arduous march over extremely difficult terrain, the patrol came between two enemy
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Name: Sub Bhagwan Das
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 06 Nov 1948
Gazette Notification: 17 Pres 5011-12-50
Citation:
On 5 November 1948, Jemadar Bhagwan Das led a bold attack inside enemy held territory on a convoy of mules laden with rations n n for Kargil, drove off the enemy escort and captured 22 mules
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Name: Hony Capt Bhagwan Singh Rana
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 02 Feb 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
Major Bhagwan Singh was the commander of a mountain battery on Naushera front of the Jammu area. This battery had taken part in every battle that had been fought in Naushera. On 1st February 1948, he volunteered to be the
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Name: Sub Bhanwar Lal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 15 Aug 1999
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/2000,15-8-99
Citation:
On night 12/13 June 1999 during "Operation Vijay", Subedar Bhawar Lal was leading his platoon to capture Tololing Top in the Drass Sector. As they closed in with the objective, the enemy brought down heavy fire on
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Name: Hav Bhanwar Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 21 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 72 Pres 66, 30-9-66
Citation:
During an attack on an enemy tank position in the Khem Karan Sector, Lance Naik Bhanwar Singh's section was detailed to destroy enemy tanks. The section launched an attack on the enemy position and destroyed two enemy tanks. Although his section commander was
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Name: Wg Cdr Bharat Bhushan Soni
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Bharat Bhushan Soni was serving with a fighter squadron. During an enemy air raid on an airfield, he engaged an F-104 aircraft. He flew his aircraft at almost supersonic speed at low level and shot down the enemy
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Name: Capt Bharat Chandra Pathak
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Captain Bharat Chandra Pathak was a forward observation officer with an infantry battalion during the operations in the Western Sector. He moved about in the open under heavy enemy fire to observe and bear effective and accurate fire on the enemy, thereby contributing to the
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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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