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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: Wg Cdr Vishwanath Prakash
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: 37Pres/88 , 15-4-88
Citation:
Flight Lieutenant Vishwanath Prakash formed a part of the Air Force helicopter team of the Indian peacekeeping Force in Sri Lanka. On the night of 11 October 1987, he was the leader of a four aircraft formation involved in a critical special heliborne operation. Despite being junior in service
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Name: Wg Cdr Vonthibettu Prabhakara
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1950
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
Lieutenant vonthibettu Prabhakara Hegde put up consistent efforts from the day the Kashmir operations started till the cease-fire. He was in the thick of it right through and at all times showed the greatest determination and perseverance in carrying out the arduous and difficult flights in
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Name: Nk Waryam Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 15 Oct 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 14 October 1948, 2 Punjab was advancing towards Pir Badesar. At about 0300 hrs, the battalion came under heavy enemy fire from the hills surrounding Giran village. The forward most company was held up and another company was ordered to rush up for help. Suddenly the leading
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Name: Dfr Waryam Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 12 Apr 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
Lance Dafadar Waryam Singh was on the strength of the Central India Horse which on 8th April 1948 was in action opposite Banvali Ridge in support of 4 Dogra. The enemy had pinned down the attacking company of 4 Dogra with medium machinegun cross firing. It had become essential
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Name: Nk Waryam Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 01 Oct 1967
Gazette Notification: 82 Pres/68,17-12-68
Citation:
Subedar Waryam Singh was commanding a platoon of Jammu & Kashmir Rifles in the Cho La area. On 1 October 1967 when the Chinese suddenly opened fire with heavy machine gun and recoilless guns, Subedar Waryam Singh immediately ordered his
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Name: Nb Sub Wilson Mangan Anthony
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 15 Apr 1988
Gazette Notification: 37Pres/88 , 15-4-88
Citation:
Wilson Mangan Anthony of C Company was the RCL Detachment Commander during the action at Chunnakam (Jaffna) on 12 October 1987. During the action, Havildar Anthony suffered bullet injuries. The Company Commander wanted to
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Name: Flt Lt Winston Rabinder Sanjeeva Rao
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 15 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Winston Rabinder Sanjeeva Rao was attached to a brigade in the Rajasthan area for duties as a forward air controller in the air contact team. On 5 December, a platoon came under heavy enemy artillery, mortar
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Name: Hav Yad Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 02 Mar 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: CHM Yashvir Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 15 Aug 1999
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/2000,15-8-99
Citation:
On 12/13 June 1999 during 'Operation Vijay', Company Havildar Major Yashvir Singh of Charlie Company of 2 Rajputana Rifles was tasked to organize evacuation of casualties during the company assault on Tololing Top in the Drass sector. The company had captured Tololing top and in
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Name: Hav Yaswant Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 13 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification:
Citation:
Lance Havildar Yaswant Singh of the Parachute Regiment (Commandos) was ordered to raid an enemy stronghold in Jammu and Kashmir held by
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Name: Lt Yog Raj Palta
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 15 Nov 1962
Gazette Notification: 56 Pres 63, 22-7-63
Citation:
Lieutenant Yog Raj Palta was in command of a rifle company in forward area in NEFA. On the night of 15 November 1962, the Chinese attacked his company in large numbers. To inspire his men, Lieutenant Palta went forward and moved from bunker to bunker despite enemy fire. His presence
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Name: Wg Cdr Yogendra Prasad Singh
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 Yogendra Prasad Singh flew with a number of night bombing sorties on a vital target deep inside enemy territory. He displayed navigational skill of a very high order in accurately navigating over difficult and
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Name: Lt Col Yogesh kumar Joshi
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 15 Aug 1999
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/2000,15-8-99
Citation:
Lieutenant Colonel Yogesh Kumar Joshi, 13 Jammu & Kashmir Rifles, was tasked to capture the strategically vital Point 5140 in Drass Sector during "Operation Vijay". Lieutenant Colonel Joshi conceived a brilliant plan catering for coordinated action to
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Name: Gp Capt ZA Shah
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 20 Nov 1950
Gazette Notification: 14 Pres 50, 20-11-50
Citation:
As a commander of a fighter squardron, Squadron Leader ZA Shah organised the Air Force base at Srinagar. He stayed in Kashmir throughout the
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Name: Sep Zaila Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 01 Jul 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
1 July 1948, at Gumri in Jammu and Kashmir, Sepoy Zaila Singh was No. 2 of an LMG outpost. At 0600 hours the enemy attacked the picquet with two companies with MMG and 2-inch mortar support and reached some 400 yards. As his LMG No. 1 got seriously wounded, Sepoy Zaila Singh at
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Name: Lt Gen Zorawar Chand Bakshi (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 05 Aug 1965
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Civ Porter Zuma Mohammad (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 19 Jun 1948
Gazette Notification: 10 Pres/52, 26-1-52
Citation:
On 19 June 1948, Civilian Zuma Mohammad was one of a party carrying ammunition and rations which accompanied Lieutenant Colonel N M Khanna, Commander 4 Kumaon, from Pandoo Hill to another feature. The party consisted of half a
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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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