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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 Maj (Hony Capt) Mohinder Singh (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 07 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Subedar Mohinder Singh was commanding a platoon of a battalion of Punjab Regiment in an attack on a well-fortified enemy post supported by medium machine guns in the Kargil Sector. The attack was held up by enemy medium machine guns which were effectively bringing down a heavy
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Name: Jem Nand Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 12 Dec 1947
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26.1.50
Citation:
On 12 December 1947,l Sikh was out on a fighting patrol at Uri against the tribesmen in Kashmir State. The enemy, who was occupying previously prepared bunker position, opened fire on the leading company of the battalion killing 10 men on the spot and wounding another 15. These 15
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Name: L/Hav Nar Bahadur Ale
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1987 Pawan Sri Lanka
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1987
Gazette Notification: 34 Pres/88 26.1.88
Citation:
Lance Havildar Nar Bahadur Ale was inducted as medium machine gun detachment commander at the Bilafondla complex. On the night of 23 September 1987, the adversary's troops started heavy shelling and simultaneously launched an attack, which was beaten back largely
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Name: Sub Maj Nar Bahadur Chettri (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 31 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Lance Naik N.B. Chhetri was part of a platoon of a battalion of the Brigade of Guards deployed at the Chhamb crossing over the Munawar Tawi on the Western Front. On 4 December 1971, the enemy launched a massive attack with a combined force of infantry and armour. Lance Naik Chhetri's
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Name: Nk Nar Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 31 May 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26.1.50
Citation:
On 31 May 1948, Naik Nar Singh, in command of a section of 4 Kumaon, was wounded during the attack on a hill feature named Master feature in J&K but refused to be evacuated. The Master feature was a narrow steep feature covered with dense pine forests. The approach to this feature
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Name: Brig Narinder Singh Sandhu (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 123 Pres/72,16.12.72
Citation:
On the night of 5 December 1971, Lieutenant Colonel Narinder Singh Sandhu, who was commanding a battalion of the Dogra Regiment, was given the task of capturing the enemy position in the Western Sector. The enemy defences were extensively fortified with an elaborate system of
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Name: Lt Col Narindera Nath Khanna
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 06 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 127 Pres/65,16-10-65
Citation:
On 6 September 1965, Lieutenant Colonel N.N. Khanna, Officer Commanding, 2 Sikh, made an assault on Raja picquet with three companies. It was a well-fortified enemy defended locality across the cease-fire line in Jammu & Kashmir. His companies came under heavy automatic and fixed
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Name: Nb Sub & Hony Sub Naubat Ram (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 08 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 9 Pres/66,1-1-66
Citation:
On the night of 8 September 1965, Lance Havildar Naubat Ram, while leading his platoons attack on a hill feature a few mile south-east of Haji Pir Pass, was hit by a splinter and was wounded in the arm. His platoon came under accurate fire from an enemy light machine gun. He crawled and
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Name: Capt Neikezhakuo Kenguruse
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: Vijay - Kargil
Date of Award: 15 Aug 1999
Gazette Notification: 17 Pres/2000,15.8.99
Citation:
Captain Neikezhakuo Kenguruse was the Ghatak platoon commander during the attack on area 'Black Rock' in the Drass Sector on the night of 28 June 1999 during 'Operation Vijay'. He volunteered to undertake a daring commando mission of attacking a well-sited enemy machine gun
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Name: Col Nirod Baran Banerjee (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: Tomahawk
Date of Award: 29 Mar 1951
Gazette Notification: 5 Pres/52,19.1.52
Citation:
During the airborne Operation Tomahawk, Major Banerjee parachuted down with the surgical team of 60 Indian Field Ambulance behind the opposing force and for five days and nights continuously, with tireless energy, organised the medical care and surgical treatment of the seriously
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Name: Wg Cdr Padmanabha Gautam (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 06 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 126 Pres/65,22-9-65
Citation:
Squadron Leader P. Gautam, Commanding Officer of a bomber conversion-training unit led it in a number of difficult and dangerous missions. He undertook six important offensive and tactical close-support operations over Pakistani territory during the period from 6 to 21 September 1965. In
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Name: Wg Cdr Padmanabha Gautam (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 22 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Commander P/ Gautam, Commanding Officer of a bomber squadron, led many missions deep into enemy territory. Notable among these were two raids on the night of the 5 and 7 December 1971 when Wing Commander Gautam led attacks on the Mianwali airfield. On both these occasions,
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Name: Maj Padmapani Acharya
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: Vijay - Kargil
Date of Award: 15 Aug 1999
Gazette Notification: 17 Pres/2000,15.8.99
Citation:
On 28 June 1999, Major Padmapani Acharya as a Company Commander, was assigned the formidable task of capturing an enemy position which was heavily fortified, strongly held and covered with mines and sweeping machine gun and artillery fire. Success of the battalion
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Name: Brig Pagadala Kuppuswamy Nandagopal (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 28 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 9 Pres/66,1-1-66
Citation:
On 28 September 1965, Lieutenant Colonel PK. Nandagopal, officer commanding a battalion of Sikh Light Infantry, personally led the assault on Kalidhar in J&Kand captured two intermediate objectives. Two counter attacks were beaten off, but due to heavy casualties our troops had to fall
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Name: Sep Pandurang Salunkhe
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 06 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
During an assault by a battalion of the Maratha Light Infantry, supported by armour, an enemy rocket launcher posed a threat to the tanks assaulting with the infantry. Realising the danger to our tanks, Sepoy Pandurang Salunkhe, at great risk to his life, charged towards the rocket
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Name: Rfn Pati Ram Gurung
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 30 Nov 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Rifleman PR. Gurung was a member of a medium machine gun detachment attached to a rifle company on the Eastern Front. His company was attacked by intense and accurate heavy machine gun fire from an enemy bunker. Rifleman P.R. Gurung immediately rushed forward and single-
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Name: Capt Pradip Kumar Gour
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 14 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Captain Pradip Kumar Gour was a pilot with an air observation post squadron deployed on the Western Front. Throughout the operations, he flew round the-clock missions deep inside enemy territory, directing artillery fire and obtaining vital information about the enemy, undeterred by heavy
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Name: Capt Pratap Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1984 Meghdoot Saichen
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1989
Gazette Notification: 22 Pres/89,26.1.89
Citation:
Captain Pratap Singh was deployed as an Observation Post Officer in the Siachen area in April 1988. The adversary made repeated attempts to retake a key post vital for the defence of Siachen. Their last attempt to take this key post was on 9 May 1988 when they fixed four ropes and a
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Name: Nk Prem Bahadur Gurung
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1987 Pawan Sri Lanka
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1987
Gazette Notification: 34 Pres/88 26.1.88
Citation:
Naik Prem Bahadur Gurung of 4 Gorkha Rifles was inducted into Siachen Glacier area, where his company occupied the defence at Bilafondla Complex. On the night of23 September 1987, enemy troops launched determined attacks on his post, but were repulsed. Again, on the night of
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Name: Maj Gen Prem Kumar Khanna (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 03 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Lieutenant Colonel PK. Khanna was commanding a battalion of the Sikh Regiment occupying a defended area in the Chhamb sector. During the battle of Chhamb, his battalion was subjected to incessant attacks in overwhelming strength by infantry and armour, both by day and night,
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Name: Air Mrshl Prem Pal Singh (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 06 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres/65,10-9-65
Citation:
Wing Commander P. P. Singh was commanding officer of an operational bomber squadron. During the period from 6 to 9 September 1965, he undertook six major offensive and tactical close support operations including reconnaissance over the Sargodha airfield complex, Dab, Akwal and
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Name: Nk Pritam Singh (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 03 Jul 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26.1.50
Citation:
On 3 July 1948 at Gumri in J&K State, Naik Pritam Singh was in charge of a signal detachment when enemy shelling cut all line communications and made movement impossible. He volunteered to go out and repair the lines. He moved out with cool determination, completely unperturbed by
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Name: Lt Col Puttichanda Somaiah Ganapathi (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1987 Pawan Sri Lanka
Date of Award: 16 Oct 1987
Gazette Notification: 34 Pres/88 26.1.88
Citation:
Major Puttichanda Somaiah Ganapathy was deployed in Sri Lanka as part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force. His unit, located at Annakottai, was surrounded and repeatedly attacked by militants on 16 October 1987. His company had occupied this location to provide a firm base for the 41
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Name: L/Nk Rabi Lal Thapa
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 27 Sep 1948
Gazette Notification: 2Pres/50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 27 Sept. 1948, Lance Naik R.L. Thapa was section commander of a patrol, which was sent to Bhed to intercept enemy movements towards our picquets when the destination came under heavy enemy automatic fire from three directions. Lance Naik Thapa took the Bren gun, rushed
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Name: Nb Sub & Hony Sub Rabi Lal Thapa (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 21 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 69 Pres/62,12-11-62
Citation:
21 October 1962, the Chinese suddenly opened a heavy barrage of artillery and mortar fire on the Srijap Post in Ladakh. The wireless set was damaged and the post lost contact with 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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