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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: Brig Raghubir Singh (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 07 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 9 Pres/66,1-1-66
Citation:
Lieutenant Colonel Raghubir Singh was commanding a battalion of the Rajputana Rifles during the battle of Asal Uttar. Between 7 and 10 September 1965, the unit was attacked by Pakistani forces. On 9 September at 2100 hours, in moonlight, the enemy forces launched a ferocious
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Name: Brig Rai Singh (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 11 Sep 1967
Gazette Notification: 23 Pres/68,26-1-68
Citation:
20 August 1967, Lieutenant Colonel Rai Singh, who was commanding a unit at border outpost at Nathu La, was ordered to construct a wire fence along the watershed at Nathu La after the first Chinese intrusion at North Shoulder. Against determined Chinese resistance and in spite of use of
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Name: Brig Raj Kumar Singh (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 20 Nov 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Colonel Rajkumar Singh, commanding a battalion of the Punjab Regiment, was assigned the task of occupying a defended position in the area Garibpur-Jaganathpur on the Eastern Front to contain the enemy intruding into the Indian Territory. He planned and organised the defences held
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Name: Lt Gen Raj Mohan Vohra (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 16 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Lieutenant Colonel Raj Mohan Vohra was commanding 4 Horse in the Shakargarh Sector of the western front. His regiment spearheaded the advance capturing. in its wake Bhairo Nath, Thakurdwara, Bari Lagwal, Chamrola, Darman, Chakra and Dehlra. Each of these positions was
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Name: 2nd Lt. Rajeev Sandhu
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1987 Pawan Sri Lanka
Date of Award: 19 Jul 1988
Gazette Notification: 32 Pres/90,26.1.90
Citation:
19 July 1988, Second Lieutenant Rajeev Sandhu was leading a convoy of two vehicles from Madurang Keni Kulam to Mangani in Sri Lanka for collection of dry rations. On the way, his jeep was suddenly fired upon by militants with rockets and AK-47 and 7.62 rifles. He was seriously
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Name: Brig Rajendra Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26.1.50
Citation:
Immediately after the partition of the Indian Sub continent in 1947, thousands of raiders assisted by Pakistani regulars invaded the State of Jammu & Kashmir all along its border. The Jammu & Kashmir State Forces, stretched along a 550-mile long border deployed in penn-packets with
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Name: Maj Rajesh Singh Adhikari
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: Vijay - Kargil
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1999
Gazette Notification: 17 Pres/2000,15.8.99
Citation:
On 30 May 1999, as a part of battalion operation to capture the Tololing feature, Major Rajesh Singh Adhikari was tasked to secure the initial foothold by capturing its forward spur where the enemy held a strong position. The enemy position was located in a treacherous
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Name: Maj Gen Rajindar Singh Sparrow (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 06 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 965
Citation:
During the 1965 operations against Pakistan, Major General Rajindar Singh led his formation into battle against numerically superior and better-equipped enemy armoured forces in the Sialkot Sector. Inspired by his tactical ability and leadership, his troops inflicted heavy tank casualties on
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Name: Maj Gen Rajindar Singh Sparrow (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 19 Mar 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26.1.50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Lt Gen Ram Dharam Dass Hira (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 05 Aug 1965
Gazette Notification: 129 Pres/65,11-11-65
Citation:
Brigadier R.D. Hira, Commander of an infantry brigade, was continuously engaged in active operations from 5 August 1965. With initiative, energy and resourcefulness, he kept the Pakistani infiltrators on the run in the Kashmir Valley and inflicted serious losses on
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Name: Asst Comdt Ram Krishna Wadhwa
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 10 Dec 1972
Gazette Notification: 21 Pres/72,12.2.72
Citation:
The border Security Force picquet at Raja Mohtam near Mamdot on the western front had been occupied by the enemy on 5 December 1971. Shri R.K. Wadhwa, Assist. Commandant was assigned the task of recapturing it. He led his troops gallantly through heavily mined area and under
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Name: Hav Ram Parsad Gurung
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 15 Nov 1948
Gazette Notification: 6 Pres/50,26.6.50
Citation:
After the breaking up of the Zojila defences on 2 November 1948 a platoon of 5 GR was sent up Badgumbar Nar to round up the Hostiles. The platoon suddenly came up against heavy enemy fire from a well dug-in bunker. In order to avoid casualties it was necessary to find two men who
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Name: L/Nk Ram Ugram Pandey
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 24 Nov 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Lance Naik R.U. Pandey was commanding a section of a company of a battalion of brigade of Guards in an attack on an enemy post on the Eastern Front. The assaulting troops were held up by heavy and accurate fire from well-fortified enemy positions. Lance Naik Pandey crawled up
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Name: Civ Dhobi Rama Chander (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 18 Dec 1947
Gazette Notification: -
Citation:
Civilian Dhobi Ramachander was part of a convoy proceeding to Jammu under the command of Lieutenant F.D. W. Fallon on 18 December 1947. When the convoy reached Bhambla, it was ambushed by the enemy who had created a roadblock by removing the decking on a bridge. Dhobi
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Name: Air Cmde Ramesh Sakharam Benegal (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 20 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
As the officer commanding of an operational reconnaissance squadron, Wing Commander R.S. Senegal carried out a very large number of missions over enemy territory and obtained vital information about enemy air force and other installations. The missions entailed flying deep into enemy
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Name: L/Nk Ran Bahadur Gurung
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1961 Vijay - Goa Liberation
Date of Award: 06 Dec 1961
Gazette Notification: 54 Pres/62,10-4-62
Citation:
On 6 December 1961, when our troops were attacking enemy positions in Katanga, they came under intense machine gun and rifle fire. Lance Naik R.B. Gurung, who was second in command of one of the sections of a platoon, crawled approximately 300 yards with his Bren group and
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Name: Lt Gen Ranjit Singh Dyal (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 25 Aug 1965
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres/65,10-9-65
Citation:
On the night of25 August 1965, Major R.S. Dyal led an assault on Sank in J&K. It was stalled by heavy Pakistani fire. Acting with cool courage, Major Dyal managed to extricate his company intact and on the following night he again led an assault and captured Sank. He pursued the enemy
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Name: Brig Rattan Nath Sharma (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 10 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Lieutenant Colonel Rattan Nath Sharma was commanding a battalion of the Punjab Regiment in the Poonch area in the Jammu and Kashmir Sector. His battalion was assigned the task of capturing an important enemy locality situated on a dominating feature. This was a well-prepared
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Name: Air Mrshl Ravinder Nath Bhardwaj
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 20 Pres/72,12.2.72
Citation:
Squadron Leader Ravinder Nath Bhardwaj, on 5 December 1971, led a raid on an enemy airfield, which was heavily defended by anti-aircraft and small arms fire. He himself set fire to an enemy heavy transport aircraft and eventually led his mission safely back to base. On 7 December he led
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Name: Maj Gen Salim Caleb (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 10 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 125 Pres/65,17-9-65
Citation:
On 10 September 1965, Lieutenant Colonel Salim Caleb was in command of a cavalry regiment, which was engaged in a tank battle with Pakistani tank near Khem Karan. Despite heavy enemy fire for long spells, he exercised his command with calmness and fortitude and
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Name: Jem Sampooran Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 06 Jul 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26.1.50
Citation:
On 3 July 1948, at Gumri in J&K, Jemadar Sampooran Singh was in command of a platoon picquet. The enemy attacked this picquet with two companies supported by two 4.2/3.7 guns, two 3-inch mortars, three MMGs, five Brownings and three 2- inch mortars. The enemy reached within
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Name: Brig Sampuran Singh (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 09 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 70 Pres/66,30-9-66
Citation:
After the capture of Haji Pir Pass, it became necessary to secure the road to Kahutta. When, due to heavy enemy opposition, the task became very difficult, Lieutenant Colonel Sampuran Singh was detailed to secure a strategic ridge, which linked up that position with the forward position
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Name: Sub Sansar Chand
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1987 Pawan Sri Lanka
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: 34 Pres/88 26.1.88
Citation:
Subedar Sansar Chand formed part of a task force assigned to re-capture a feature called 'Left Shoulder' under the adversary's occupation at a height of 21000 feet lying between two Indian Posts. The task involved negotiating a stretch of 3 kilometers in the open on the glacier face and
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Name: Brig Sant Singh (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 02 Jan 1972
Gazette Notification: 22 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Brigadier Sant Singh, MVC, while commanding a sector on the Eastern Front, achieved spectacular results with a mixed force, having one regular battalion, advancing 38 miles almost on foot, to secure Mymensingh and Madhopur in eight days. During the advance, in spite of very stiff
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Name: Brig Sant Singh (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 02 Nov 1965
Gazette Notification: 70 Pres/66,30-9-66
Citation:
On the night of 2 November 1965, Lieutenant Colonel Sant Singh was given the task of clearing an objective, which notwithstanding the cease-fire had been encroached upon by Pakistani forces. This was a difficult feature & strongly defended by the enemy. Despite enemy mines 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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