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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 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: Lt Col Bhagwan Dutt Dogra (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 20 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 1Pres/61,1-1-64
Citation:
On October 1962, after heavy bombardment at dawn, Chinese forces attacked the left flank of the position held by a Gorkha Rifles battalion in the Tsangdhar area in NEFA. 2nd Lieutenant B.D. Dogra's Platoon was on this flank, guarding a track leading to his company position. His platoon
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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: 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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Name: 2nd Lt. Bharat Singh Kasana
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 04 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Second Lieutenant Bharat Singh Kasana was a platoon commander in a battalion of Dogra Regiment, which was given the task of capturing Madurbere in the Eastern Sector. Intense automatic fire from enemy bunkers had halted his company's advance. Second Lieutenant Kasana
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Name: Lt Gen Bhartruhari Trimbak Pandit
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 16 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Lieutenant Colonel Bhartruhari Trimbak Pandit was commanding an engineer regiment during the offensive operations in an area in Western Sector from 5 to 17 December 1971. These operations were undertaken in terrain totally devoid of any road communication network and
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Name: Maj Bhaskar Roy (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 01 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres/65,10-9-65
Citation:
On 1 September 1965, when Pakistani forces attacked our positions in the Chhamb Sector with a large number of tanks, Major Bhaskar Roy was commanding a squadron of an armoured corps regiment in that area. Undaunted by overwhelming and superior enemy armour, Major Roy
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Name: Sep Bhawan Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 04 Mar 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 4 March 1948, whilst with .a fighting patrol proceeding to Nikhaura in Kashmir, Lance Naik Bhawan Singh's platoon was given the task of staging a false attack on the left flank of the main body of the patrol towards a known enemy position on a
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Name: Hony Capt Bhawan Singh Rana
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1987 Pawan Sri Lanka
Date of Award: 08 Nov 1987
Gazette Notification: 37Pres/88 , 15-4-88
Citation:
Subedar Bhagwan Singh Rana doing the duties of Platoon Commander of 'A' Coy, 5/1 G R showed exemplary courage. The JCO was wounded on 20 October 1987, during action but refused to be evacuated. He again showed courage and qualities of good leadership on 8 November 1987,
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Name: Lt Col Bhikham Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 09 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 134 Pres/65,16-10-65
Citation:
Captain (then Lieutenant) Bhikham Singh was commanding a company of Punjab Regiment in the Lahore Sector. The battalion was rushed into this sector on 9 September 1965 after our troops had been forced to fall back. His company was detailed to move forward in daylight and
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Name: Hav Bhim Bahadur Dewan
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 2000
Gazette Notification: 63 Pres/2000, 26.1.2000
Citation:
Havildar Bhim Bahadur Dewan was the leading section commander under Lieutenant Manoj Kumar Pandey, which was tasked to capture "Khalubar South" on 3 July 1999. After a long and tiring climb of seven hours the column reached the objective and
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Name: Sub Bhim Bahadur Thapa
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1987 Pawan Sri Lanka
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1987
Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22-1-88
Citation:
Naib Subedar Bhim BahadurThapa of 4th Gorkha Rifles was inducted into the Bilafondla Complex in the Siachen Glacier area. On 18 September 1987, his post suffered heavy casualties. He was ordered to take over as the Platoon Commander. On
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Name: Hav Bhim Bahadur Thapa
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 21 Jun 1989
Gazette Notification: 33Pres/90, 26-1-90
Citation:
Havildar Bhim Bahadur Thapa, a section commander of 7 Platoon Charlie Company, First Battalion of the First Gorkha Rifles, was in ambush in area Kontakkaran Kulam (Sri Lanka) on the night of the 20 June 1989. At about 0530 hours on the 21st June 1989, he observed the
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Name: Hony Capt Bhim Chand
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 23 Aug 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
Subedar Bhim Chand was ordered to take out a guerilla platoon and capture the last enemy positions in Leh Tehsil To reach his objective he had to use ropes, picks and shovels on the way and had to cross snow covered peaks 22,000 ft. high. His platoon suffered
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Name: Hony Capt Bhim Chand
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 27 Dec 1948
Gazette Notification:
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Sub Bhim Singh Bohra
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 29 Aug 1948
Gazette Notification: 7 Pres 50,21-6-50
Citation:
On the night of 28 August 1948, Subedar Bhim Singh Bohra was in charge of the leading company in an attack on a hill feature in the Poonch area. Our line of advance was under heavy enemy fire but Subedar Bhim Singh, in complete disregard of his personal
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Name: Nk Bhim Singh Kotwal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 17 Jun 1948
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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