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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: Gp Capt Bharat Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 14 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 133 Pres/65, 22-9-65
Citation:
On 14 September 1965, Wing Commander Bharat Singh was the leader of a section off our Gnat aircraft providing air cover to our Canberras engaged in a bombing mission in the Khem Karan Sector in the operations against Pakistan. En route, the formation
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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: 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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Name: Hony Capt Bhrigunath Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 07 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Naib Subedar Bhrigunath Singh was a platoon commander in a battalion of Brigade of Guards which was assigned the task of capturing a strongly held area In the Kargil Sector. During the attack his platoon, which was leading the assault, was held up due to
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Name: Brig Bhupal Singh Chand
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1950
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 9 April 1948, Major Bhupal Singh Chand was in command of a company which was ordered to capture a dominating feature near village Chakli in J&K. When his company was just 200 yards short of the objective, the enemy opened up with all kinds of weapons and
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Name: Rfn Bhupal Singh Negi
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 18 May 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Nk Bhupal Singh Pundhir
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 17 Jun 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 18 May 1948 two companies of 3 Royal Garhwal Rifles were ordered to attack and capture the Trahgam Ridge in J&K. During the attack, a Bren gunner in Rifleman Bhupal Singh's section was killed. Realising the danger to his platoon, he crawled forward and took over the Bren and kept on
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Name: AVM Bhupendra Kumar Bishnoi (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 07 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Citation:
Squadron Leader Bhupendra Kumar Bishnoi arrived at Halwara on 7 September 1965 for taking part in air operations against Pakistan. Within a period of 15 days, he carried out 16 operational missions of which seven were in close support of the
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Name: AVM Bhupendra Kumar Bishnoi (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 14 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: -
Citation:
During the India-Pakistan conflict in December 1971, Wing Commander Bhupendra Kumar Bishnoi was in command of an operational fighter squadron in the Eastern Sector. He led the first two bombing missions over Tezgaon airfield and undeterred by
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Name: Lt Col Bhupinder Kumar Vaid
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 08 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 132 Pres 65,17-9-65
Citation:
On 8 September 1965,2nd Lieutenant Bhupinder Kumar Vaid was performing the duties of observation post officer with a regiment operating in the Sialkot Sector. The OP tank was moving along with other elements ofthe regiment when a fierce tank-to-tank battle started. 2nd Lieutenant
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Name: Col Bikal Kishan Das Badgel
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 06 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Major Bikal lshan Das Badge1 was company commander in a battalion of 11th Gorkha Rifles on 8 December 1971 during the attack on an enemy post in an area in the Eastern Sector. Undeterred by heavy and accurate small arms fire and
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Name: Cmde Bipinchandra Bhaskar Bhagwat
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 16 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Lieutenant Bipinchandra Bhaskar Bhagwat was the pilot of a naval aircraft, which carried out repeated strikes on enemy held ports in Bangladesh. Despite the fact that enemy harbour guns and
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Name: Nk Bir Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 20 May 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Nk Birbal Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 11 Feb 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 11 February 1948, Naik Birbal Ram was section commander when at 1530 hrs he was ordered to reoccupy a feature. His No 1 Bren gunner, Lance Naik Ladhu Ram, was wounded and fell down. The enemy was rushing forward and seeing the position
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Name: Sep Birdha Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 15 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Sepoy Birdha Ram was a member of the crew of the recoilless gun detachment of a battalion of Rajput Regiment, which had established a roadblock behind the enemy, defences in an area in the Eastern Sector. On 15 December 1971, the enemy made
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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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