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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: Air Mrshl MM Engineer (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1950
Gazette Notification: 2Pres/50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Gp Capt Mohan Dikshit
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, as a pilot in a fighter bomber squadron, Flying Officer Mohan Dikshit flew several sorties. He flew as a wingman on a strike mission and damaged a bridge in spite of heavy enemy defences. In the Pathankot
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Name: Gp Capt Mohan Singh Kahai
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 07 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Citation:
Flight Lieutenant Dil Mohan Singh Kahai was the deputy leader of a Mystere formation, which carried out a daring daylight raid on the heavily defended Sargodha airfield on 7 September 1965. Despite the intense anti-aircraft fire, he dropped his bombs on
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Name: Sqn Ldr Mohinder Kumar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 10 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 74 Pres74,26-1-74
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Squadron Leader Mohinder Kumar Jain was serving with a fighter bomber squadron in the Western Sector. On 4 December he carried out two strike missions over Mianwali airfield and attacked two
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Name: Sqn Ldr Mohinder Singh Sandhu (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 24 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72,27-1-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Mohinder Singh Sandhu flew a number of operational reconnaissance missions over enemy territory. On 4 December, he was detailed for an air mission over Sargodha at night. He carried out
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Name: Gp Capt MPO Blake
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1950
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Air Cmde Murari Lal Trehon
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 75 Pres/72, 17-6-72
Citation:
During the conflict with Pakistan in December 1971, Wing Commander Murari Lal Trehon was in command of a fighter bomber squadron in the Western Sector. He flew several operational missions and destroyed a number of enemy tanks, bunkers and gun positions in the face of heavy
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Name: Wg Cdr N Murthy
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1950
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
Flying Officer Narasimha Murthy flew 100 ground attack sorties in Jammu and Kashmir theatre with distinction during 1948. In one of these sorties, when his aircraft undercarriage was badly damaged by enemy fire and emitted suffocating fumes, he persisted for 45 minutes in an
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Name: Sqn Ldr Nandepanda Appachu Ganapathy (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 22 Nov 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Citation:
On 22 November 1971, at 1450 hours order was given to intercept four Pakistani aircraft, which had intruded our territory. Flight Lieutenant Nandepanda Appachu Ganapathy, who was No. 3 in a formation of four Gnat aircraft, proceeded to intercept the
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Name: Air Cmde Narinder Chatrath
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 04 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 75 Pres/72, 17-6-72
Citation:
On 4 December 1971, Wing Commander Narinder Chatrath led an attack on Kurmitola, the heavily defended airbase near Dacca. Near the target, the formation was intercepted by Pakistani Sabres. As the formation broke out to deal with the attacking
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Name: Wg Cdr NB Menon
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1950
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Sqn Ldr Nicodemus Manohar Samuel
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 22 Jun 1988
Gazette Notification: 23 Pres/89, 26.1.89
Citation:
On 22 June 1988, Flight Lieutenant Nicodemus Manohar Samuel was detailed for a special task involving winching down of IPKF reconnaissance party in the most difficult and thickly vegetated terrain in Mullaitivu area in Sri Lanka. This operation involved hovering over an area, which was
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Name: Flt Lt Niraj Kukreja (now deceased)
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 Niraj Kukreja was serving with a fighter squadron. On 17 December, while he was leading an escort formation of one of our strike missions, he spotted two enemy F- 104 aircraft constituting a direct threat to the
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Name: Fg Offr Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon
Award: Param Vir Chakra (PVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 14 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 7Pres/72, 29-1-72
Citation:
Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon was a pilot of a Gnat detachment based at Srinagar for the air defence of the valley against Pakistani air attacks. From the very outbreak of the hostilities he and his colleagues fought successive waves of intruding Pakistani aircraft with valour and
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Name: Gp Capt Nitin Gajanan Junnarkar
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 Nitin Gajanan Junnarkar flew a number of hazardous photo-reconnaissance missions over enemy territory. He always completed the task assigned to
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Name: Gp Capt Om Parkash Taneja
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 06 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Citation:
Wing Commander Om Parkash Taneja led his squadron for the first mission into enemy territory and destroyed fuel wagons in the Gujranwala Sector on 6 September 1965. Next day he led a formation of 2 aircraft on a dawn strike on Sargodha airfield. He had to take off from a damaged
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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: Wg Cdr Parminder Paul Singh Kwatra
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 16 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Citation:
During operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Parminder Paul Singh Kwatra was attached to a fighter squadron. He flew several missions including three as mission leader in Poonch, Uri, Tithwal and Kargil Sectors, and successfully completed all
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Name: Flt Lt Partha Dasgupta (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Partha Dasgupta flew 19 operational missions of which twelve were flown deep into enemy territory. On 5 December while flying as Number Two on a tactical reconnaissance and
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Name: Sqn Ldr Parvez Rustom Jamasji (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 16 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Parvez Rustom Jamasji was serving with a helicopter squadron. The helicopter flown by him was attacked twice by machine gun and twice by mortars, but he fulfilled the assigned mission and brought back his
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Name: Air Cmde Peter Maynard Wilson
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 21 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Citation:
Wing Commander Peter Maynard Wilson was in command of a bomber squadron, which was given the task of destroying the High powered radar station near Badin in the Kutch area. The radar station was heavily defended by anti aircraft guns and
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Name: Flt Lt Pradip Vinayak Apte
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 04 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 79 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Pradip Vinayak Apte was serving in a fighter bomber squadron. On 4th December 1971, he was detailed as No. 2 on a tactical reconnaissance mission in the
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Name: Sqn Ldr Pradyot Dastidar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 15 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Citation:
On 15 September 1965, Flight Lieutenant Pradyot Dastidar was detailed as the navigator of a target marking aircraft to lead a massive attack on the heavily defended Peshawar airfield. Visibility was so bad that he could see the airfield only when he was directly
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Name: Air Cmde Prakash Pingale
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 16 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 133 Pres/65, 22-9-65
Citation:
On 16 September 1965, Flying Officer Prakash Pingale led a section of two aircraft on a "scramble" mission. His section engaged a Pakistani F-86 aircraft which was also under its own radar control. With great skill Flying Officer Piangale manoeuvered his section behind the enemy aircraft.
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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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