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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: Lt Ujjagar Singh Teje
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 22 Sep 1964
Gazette Notification: 57 Pres 64, 22-4-64
Citation:
Lieutenant Ujjagar Singh Teje was commander of a company of J&K Militia in Jammu & Kashmir when on 22 September 1964 one of his platoons was attacked by approximately 50 Pakistani intruders, supported by mortar and medium machine gun fire. Leading a section himself, he defended
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Name: L/Nk Umar Singh Gurung
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 08 Jun 1971
Gazette Notification: 74 Pres74,26-1-74
Citation:
Lance Naik Umar Singh Gurung was in a medium machine gun post in the Poonch Sector when his locality was besieged by a heavy enemy onslaught and subjected to heavy fire. Despite it, Lance Naik. Umar Singh Gurung stuck to his task and moving from
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Name: Nb Sub Umed Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Nov 1971
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Citation:
Naib Subedar Umed Singh was platoon commander in the attack on an important enemy position In spite of many difficulties; he established a foothold on the objective. The enemy launched a massive counter attack but under the inspiring leadership of Naib Subedar Umed Singh, heavy
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Name: Nk Umed Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 06 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 80 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Naik Umed Singh was in charge of the mortar section at a picquet in the Western Sector. On 6 December 1971, the picquet was attacked by enemy in strength supported by intense mortar and automatic fire. Naik Umed Singh moved from one mortar position to another to inspire his
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Name: Col Umesh Singh Bawa
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1999
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/2000,15-8-99
Citation:
During "Operation Vijay", 17 JAT was tasked to capture Pimple complex part of Point 4875, a most dominating feature in the Mushkoh Valley, Colonel Umesh Singh Bawa, the Commanding Officer of the unit, planned a two pronged attack along the
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Name: Hav Umrao
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 30 Aug 1965
Gazette Notification: 134 Pres/65,16-10-65
Citation:
On 30 August 1965, a company of Parachute Regiment was ordered to capture a feature in the Haji Pir Pass. Lance Havildar Umrao was commanding a leading section of one of the platoons. At first only two enemy light machine guns opened up, but as the assaulting troops closed
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Name: Nk Umrao Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 31 Dec 1952
Gazette Notification: 50 Pres/52, 3-7-52
Citation:
Naik Umrao Singh served with heroic distinction throughout the period of his service. On several occasions he volunteered to evacuate casualties
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Name: Wg Cdr Utpal Barbara
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Apr 1965
Gazette Notification: 66 Pres/65, 8-7-65
Citation:
On 26 April 1965, Flying Officer Utpal Barbara undertook a photo-reconnaissance sortie in the Biar Bet area in which the Pakistani army had mounted an attack against one of our company positions. His task was to collect evidence of the presence of
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Name: Nb Sub Uttam Jawalge
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 08 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
On 8 December 1971, while commanding a detachment of an air defence battery deployed for the protection of the headquarters of an Infantry Division in the Chhamb Sector, Havildar Uttam Jawalge directed the fire of his gun in an accurate manner and shot down one
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Name: Hav Vaijnath Shinge
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 11 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification:
Citation:
On the night of 11 December 1971, Paratrooper Vaijnath Shinge was with the rocket launcher detachment of a company of Parachute Regiment, which was occupying a position in the Eastern Sector. Just as the troops reached their positions, an enemy convoy was seen approaching the
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Name: Capt Vanchitatil Oommen Cherian
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 09 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Vanchitatil Oommen Cherian was the Observation Post Officer with a company of Maratha Light Infantry which was deployed in the Western Sector. On 9 December 1971, the enemy launched an attack in strength on the company and subjected it to heavy
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Name: Brig Varinder Singh (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22.1.88
Citation:
The adversary taking advantage of bad weather during the middle of April, 1987, established themselves on a dominating feature, 'Left Shoulder', in the Siachen Glacier area and started firing with machine guns and rocket launchers preventing maintenance both by surface and air of Indian
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Name: Hony Capt Vasudevan Bhaskaran
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 13 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
On the night of 12 December 1971, when his platoon was attacking an enemy picquet in the Ferozepore Sector, Naik Vasudevan Bhaskaran spotted an enemy machine gun, which was interfering with the assault. He led his section in an attack on
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Name: Hav Veil Muthu
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 04 Aug 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 4 August 1948 in the Chakothi sector in Kashmir the hostiles concentrated shellfire on one of our positions. The gun crew engaged the enemy guns and a sharp duel took place. The hostiles fired over200 shells within an hour. Gunner Veil Muthu, who was the layer of the gun, was hit by a flying splinter when an enemy shell burst only a yard away from his position. He was half blinded as blood poured from his forehead into his eyes. But he continued to lay the gun and fire at the enemy. He stuck to his post in complete disregard for his personal safety until he was wounded again and had to be carried away. His devotion to duty and extreme courage was an inspiration to all comrades.
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Name: Maj Gen Venkatapathy Rangaswami
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 20 May 1948
Gazette Notification:
Citation:
The unit with which Captain Venkatapathy Rangaswamy was serving was heavily mortared by the enemy on 19 and 20 May 1948 and a large number of casualties started arriving in the main dressing station. During this difficult period, this officer worked with untiring energy almost
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Name: Maj Gen Venkatapathy Rangaswami
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 29 Mar 1951
Gazette Notification: 10 Pres 52,26-1-52
Citation:
Major Venkatapathy Rangaswami was the surgeon in the para surgical team, 60 Indian Field Ambulance, which participated in an airborne
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Name: Maj Vetri K Nathan
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 06 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Major Vetri K. Nathan was commanding a company of Gorkha Rifles in the Kargil Sector. On 6 December 1971, the company was given the task of capturing a feature held in strength by the enemy. During the assault, the enemy subjected the company to intense and accurate small arms and
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Name: Lt Cdr Vijai Jerath
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 09 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Lieutenant Commander Vijai Jerath was the commanding officer of an Indian naval unit. On the night of 8 December, he led his ship into the approaches to Karachi and despite the enemy's shore gun batteries and
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Name: Cdr Vijai Prakash Kapil
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 10 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan, Lieutenant Vijai Prakash Kapil was with a small naval unit which was part of a force which attacked the harbours of Mangla and Khulna on 7 December 1971. During the attack, his ship came under heavy air attack and had to be temporarily
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Name: Adm Vijai Singh Shekhawat
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Commander Vijai Singh Shekhawat was the commanding officer of an Indian naval submarine. Despite the fact that the patrol duties of his ship were such that he was under constant surveillance by enemy air and surface forces,
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Name: Lt Col Vijainder Nath Madan
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 02 Jan 1963
Gazette Notification: 55 Pres/63, 22-7-63
Citation:
On January 1963, 2nd Lieutenant Viainder Nath Madan took out his platoon to destroy an enemy position from which our companies posted at a bridgehead across a river in Katange were being subjected to continuous mortar and medium machine gun fire. Having reached a position about
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Name: Maj Vijay Kumar (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 19 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 72 Pres 66, 30-9-66
Citation:
On 19 September 1965, Major Vijay Kumar was commanding a company of Maratha Regiment. The battalion was ordered to deal with the enemy who was trying to advance and outflank our forces from the position at Chathanwala. During the attack, the assaulting company came under
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Name: Lt Gen Vijay Kumar Bhaskar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 01 Jun 1972
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Major Vijay Kumar Bhaskar was commanding a field company of an Engineer Regiment in the Shakargarh Sector. On 6 December 1971, our offensive operations were held up by the enemy minefield and it was essential to breach them speedily. Although the
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Name: Gp Capt Vijay Kumar Narayan Sapre
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1987 Pawan Sri Lanka
Date of Award: 11 Oct 1987
Gazette Notification: 37Pres/88 , 15-4-88
Citation:
Wing Commander Vijay Kumar Narayan Sapre had been involved in the planning and execution of Helicopter Operations in support of the Indian Peacekeeping Force in Sri Lanka from the beginning of "Operation Pawan". He had flown extensively in the area and laid down guidelines for the
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Name: Col Vijay Kumar Vaid
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94Pres 72,19-8-72
Citation:
Major Vijay Kumar Vaid, who was commanding a company of Grenadiers in the Shakargarh Sector, was assigned the task of capturing an enemy position. This was a strongly fortified position held in strength and supported by twelve Browning machine guns. Despite heavy artillery and
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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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