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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: Sqn Ldr Pramod Chandra Chopra
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 11 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan, Flight Lieutenant Pramod Chandra Chopra carried out 14 operational missions and displayed commendable enthusiasm in hunting for the enemy in the sky. On 11 September 1965, he flew as No. 3 in a four aircraft formation of
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Name: Sqn Ldr Preetpal Singh Gill (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72,27-1-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971 Squadron Leader Preet Pal Singh Gill carried out a number of successful night bombing missions over vital and heavily defended targets deep inside enemy territory, and caused severe damage to
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Name: Sqn Ldr Prem Bhushan Kalra
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 Prem Bhushan Kalra took part in six bombing missions. On every mission, he was instrumental in spotting the source of ground fire and in taking effective counter
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Name: Air Mrshl Prem Pal Singh (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 06 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres/65,10-9-65
Citation:
Wing Commander P. P. Singh was commanding officer of an operational bomber squadron. During the period from 6 to 9 September 1965, he undertook six major offensive and tactical close support operations including reconnaissance over the Sargodha airfield complex, Dab, Akwal and
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Name: Gp Capt Purshotam Lal Dhawan
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1950
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
Flight Lieutenant Purshotam Lal Dhawan carried out 144 sorties in Kashmir operations. Despite heavy enemy fire he carried out a number of supply-dropping sorties over our besieged and hard-pressed garrisons at Nowshera, Jhangar, Mirpur, Kotli, Poonch and
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Name: Gp Capt Purshotam Lal Dhawan
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 01 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
Wing Commander Purshotam Lal Dhawan was in command of one of transport squadrons in the J & K area – his third operational assignment in this area. After active hostilities commenced in Ladakh, information was received that the Chandni Post was under fire
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Name: Sqn Ldr Pushpa Kumar Vaid
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 08 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant l? K. Vaid was serving with a helicopter unit deployed in the Eastern Sector. On one occasion it was decided to transport an infantry element to the sector by air. Flight Lieutenant vaid, knowing full well that the
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Name: Wg Cdr Rajbir Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1987 Pawan Sri Lanka
Date of Award: 03 Nov 1987
Gazette Notification: 37Pres/88 , 15-4-88
Citation:
Squadron Leader Rajbir Singh served with the Indian Air Force element of the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) in Sri Lanka. On 3 November 1987, Squadron Leader Singh was detailed to strike the militants' strongholds which were impeding the advance of a Para Commando Regiment
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Name: Wg Cdr Rajendra Singh Wahi
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1972
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Rajendra Singh Wahi, as a pilot of a fighter bomber squadron, flew 13 operational missions in support of our ground forces and destroyed three tanks, four vehicles, one fuel dump and
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Name: Gp Capt Ramanathan Sundarsan
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 04 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 75 Pres/72, 17-6-72
Citation:
During the conflict with Pakistan in December 1971, Wing Commander Ramanathan Sundarsan was in a fighter bomber squadron in the Eastern Sector. As leader of a formation attacking Tezgaon airfield near Dacca, he was intercepted by a formation of four enemy aircraft. He engaged the
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Name: Air Cmde Ramesh Chander Gosain
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 06 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72,27-1-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Ramesh Chander Gosain, a pilot of a fighter bomber squadron, was detailed to attack a massive enemy thrust at Longewala on 5 and 6 December. Despite heavy and concentrated enemy
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Name: Wg Cdr Ramesh Chander Kohli
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 75 Pres/72, 17-6-72
Citation:
During the hostilities with Pakistan in December 1971, Squadron Leader Ramesh Chander Kohli was attached to an operational bomber squadron. He successfully flew a number of missions deep into enemy territory which involved penetration into enemy radar coverage, against
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Name: Sqn Ldr Ramesh Chander Sachdeva
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 04 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 79 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
During the conflict with Pakistan in December 1971 Squadron Leader Ramesh Chander Sachdeva served with a fighter bomber squadron. On 4 December, he carried out attacks against very heavily defended targets at Chittagong and later destroyed seven trains, carrying vital supplies to
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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: Air Mrshl Randhir Singh (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 20 Nov 1950
Gazette Notification: 14 Pres 50, 20-11-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: AVM Ranjan Dutt
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1950
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Wg Cdr Ravindar Nath Dogra
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 75 Pres/72, 17-6-72
Citation:
During the hostilities with Pakistan in December 1971, Wing Commander Ravindar Nath Dogra was in command of a fighter bomber squadron. He flew a number of missions deep into enemy territory, which were heavily defended and often came back with a
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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: Gp Capt Ravindra Nath Bali
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 07 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72,27-1-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Squadron leader Ravindra Nath Bali was a senior pilot in a fighter bomber squadron. He was detailed to destroy a massive enemy thrust spearheaded by a tank regiment at
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Name: Air Cmde RL Suri
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 20 Nov 1950
Gazette Notification: 14 Pres 50, 20-11-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Air Cmde Robert Arnold Weir
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 75 Pres/72, 17-6-72
Citation:
In the India-Pakistan conflict in December 1971, Group Captain Robert Arnold Weir was in command of an operational squadron in the Western Sector. He carried out a large number of operational missions in the Poonch area at heights of30-50 feet above
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Name: Wg Cdr Robindra Kumar Sinha
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 Robindra Kumar Sinha flew a number of operational missions. Some of these were for photo/visual reconnaissance deep inside the enemy territory, and the information brought by him helped to plan subsequent
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Name: Wg Cdr Roy Andrew Massey
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 22 Nov 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Citation:
On 22 November 1971, an order was given to intercept four Pakistani aircraft, which had intruded into our territory near Boyra in West Bengal. Flight Lieutenant Roy Andrew Massey, who was leading formation of four Gnat aircraft, proceeded to intercept the
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Name: Sqn Ldr RS Kalayaniwala (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 20 Nov 1950
Gazette Notification: 14 Pres 50, 20-11-50
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Name: Gp Capt S Roy
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1950
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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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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