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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: Flt Lt Vijay Kumar Wahi
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 06 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 79 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Vijay Kumar Wahi was a pilot in a fighter bomber squadron. On 6 December he was detailed as No. 2 in an air to ground mission to the Chhamb area. The target was heavily defended by antiaircraft guns and
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Name: Capt Vijay Pratap Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Captain vijay Pratap Singh was the forward observation officer with a company of a Mountain Regiment, which was assigned the task of attacking an enemy post in the Eastern Sector. During the assault, the company commander was seriously wounded. Captain Vijay Pratap Singh took over
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Name: Maj Vijayant Kumar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 21 Apr 1992
Gazette Notification: 22 Pres./92, 216-1-92
Citation:
Operation IBEX was launched in the Chumik Gyongla Glacier area in Siachen on 11 April, 1989 with the aim of occupying the Area Point 6400 which is of tactical importance on the Saltoro Watershed m order to pre-empt the enemy from carrying out its plan of aggression Captain Vijayant Kumar
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Name: Capt Vijayant Thapar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 15 Aug 1999
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/2000,15-8-99
Citation:
On 28 June 1999 Captain Vijayant Thapar was commanding the leading platoon of Alfa Company which was tasked to assault area Knoll in Drass sector From the North during 'Operation Vijay'. While advancing, the platoon was hit by accurate enemy artillery barrage and it suffered heavy
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Name: Maj Vikas Vohra
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Vijay - Kargil
Date of Award: 15 Aug 1999
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/2000,15-8-99
Citation:
During "Operation Vijay", Major Vikas Vohra was commanding the Delta Company of 13 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, tasked to exploit and clear the area Ledge adjoining Point 4875 in the Mushkoh Valley and thereby maintaining the momentum of assault after the
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Name: Lt Col Vikram Deuskar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 16 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Captain Vikram Deuskar was the second in command of an armoured squadron of Sikh Light Infantry in the Rajasthan Sector. On 15 December 1971, Captain Deuskar provided fire support to the battalion in the capture of an area. His tanks destroyed two enemy
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Name: Maj Vikran Kumar Anand
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 14 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94Pres 72,19-8-72
Citation:
Vikram Kumar Anand was commanding a rifle company of Sikh Light Infantry during the operations in the Shakargarh Sector. On the morning of 14 December 1971, his company was placed under command of a cavalry regiment, which was assigned the
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Name: Wg Cdr Vinayak Bhiwaji Sawat
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1962
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/63,26-1-63
Citation:
Flight Lieutenant Vinayak Bhiwaji Sawat was employed on operational tasks, which involved flying over difficult and mountainous terrain, both by
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Name: Maj Gen Vinod Bhanot
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 05 Apr 1973
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Citation:
On the night of 16 December 1971, Major Vinod Bhanot, who was commanding a company of Gorkha Rifles, was assigned the task of capturing an enemy post in the Kargil Sector. He planned to approach the post from the rear along a most difficult and
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Name: Air Mrshl Vinod Kumar Bhatia
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 08 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan, Flight Lieutenant Vinod Kumar Bhatia was serving in an operational squadron in the Lahore Sector. He flew 18 operational sorties in this sector. On 8 September 1965, Flight Lieutenant Bhatia flew as
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Name: Air Mrshl Vinod Kumar Bhatia
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: -
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Squadron Leader Vinod Kumar Bhatia was a flight Commander of a fighter bomber squadron. He flew a large number of missions deep inside enemy territory and brought back useful
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Name: 2nd Lt. Vinod Kumar Goswamy
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 14 Nov 1962
Gazette Notification: 57 Pres 64, 22-4-64
Citation:
On 14 November, 1962, 2nd Lieutenant Vinod Kumar Goswamy was detailed to observe the Chinese on the north side of river Towang Chu in NEFA, and if possible, to capture a Chinese prisoner. After dark, 2nd Lieutenant Goswamy crossed the river with
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Name: Wg Cdr Vinod Kumar Neb
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 06 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 131 Pres/65, 10.5.65
Citation:
On 6 September 1965, Flying Officer Vinod Kumar Neb was detailed as Number 2 in a section of two aircraft to carry out a standing patrol over Halwara airfield. Two of our aircraft were on the circuit. Suddenly four Pakistani Sabre jets sneaked in low and started attacking the airfield and
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Name: Wg Cdr Vinod Kumar Neb
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 04 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification:
Citation:
On 4 December, Flight Lieutenant Vinod Kumar Neb was No. 3 of a formation of four aircraft on a mission to strike the airfield of Karmitova in the Dacca complex. While the formation was near the target it was intercepted by three Sabres. Flight Lieutenant Neb engaged an enemy aircraft and
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Name: Brig Vinod Kumar Sarda
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 12 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Major Vinod Kumar Sarda who was commanding a company of Parachute Regiment during the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, was ordered to occupy a position in the Eastern Sector which had been captured after an airborne assault. Before the
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Name: Air Mrshl Vinod Patney
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 13 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan, Flight Lieutenant Vinod Patney was serving in an operational squadron in a forward area. He flew 16 operational sorties within the short period. On 13 September 1965, he took part in a ground attack mission in the Kasur-Khem Karan Sector and
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Name: AVM Vinoy Kapila
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 19 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 133 Pres/65, 22-9-65
Citation:
On 19 September 1965, as sub-section leader in a four-Gnat aircraft formation, Flight Lieutenant Vinoy Kapila gave valuable assistance to his leader during an aerial battle against four Pakistani Sabre jet aircraft. The battle was fought at a height of less than 2,000 feet from
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Name: Gp Capt Virender Singh Pathania
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 04 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 130 Pres/65, 5-9-65
Citation:
Flight Lieutenant Virender Singh Pathania was one of the Gnat pilots who were sent to Pathankot to establish our air superiority in that region during the operations against Pakistan. He flew repeated missions seeking out Pakistani aircraft and
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Name: Brig Virender Singh Ruhi
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 15 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94Pres 72,19-8-72
Citation:
Major Virender Singh Ruhil was commanding a battery of a light regiment in the Eastern Sector. On 5 December 1971, a battalion of Bihar Regiment captured an area. The enemy reacted sharply and brought down intense mortar and medium machine gunfire in a bid to dislodge our
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Name: Lt Virendra Kumar (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 12 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Citation:
During operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Lieutenant Virendra Kumar Datta was the pilot of the Indian Naval aircraft, which carried out repeated strikes on enemy held ports in Bangladesh. He carried out eight strike missions over the
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Name: Col Virendra kumar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 07 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94Pres 72,19-8-72
Citation:
Major Virendra Kumar was commanding a company of a Jammu and Kashmir Militia, which was deployed In the Jammu and Kashmir Sector. The company position was attacked by the enemy in overwhelming strength on 7 December 1971, supported by intense and accurate artillery fire.
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Name: Maj Virendra Pratap Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 07 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 72 Pres,66,30-9-66
Citation:
On 7 September 1965, Second Lieutenant Virendra Pratap Singh was platoon commander in a company, which was ordered to attack the Pakistani post at Kundanpur. Although wounded, he continued to lead his men in the face of intense artillery and small arms fire. Later, finding
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Name: Air Cmde Vishnu Narain Johri
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72,27-1-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Squadron Leader Vishnu Narain Johri was commanding a fighter bomber squadron. He was leading a tactical reconnaissance mission on 5 December when he spotted a train at Bahawalnagar
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Name: Maj Vishnu Swarup Sharma
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94Pres 72,19-8-72
Citation:
Captain Vishnu Swarup Sharma took over command of a company of Brigade of the Guards on the death of the company commander in an attack on the enemy post in the Eastern Sector. Although his company had been reduced to half the strength through casualties, he refused to
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Name: Sub Maj (Hony Capt) Vishwanath Bhosle
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 13 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Subedar Vishwanath Bhosle was a platoon commander in a battalion of Mahar Regiment. His company had occupied a portion of a feature in the Rajasthan Sector after a fierce battle on the night of 12 December 1971. While his company was reorganising on
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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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