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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: Rear Adm Santosh Kumar Gupta (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 21 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Lieutenant Commander Santosh Kumar Gupta, Commanding Officer of a Navy air squadron, operating from the aircraft carrier INS ‘VIKRANT’, led a total of eleven very successful strike missions with devastating effects on enemy ships and heavily defended shore facilities in various sectors of
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Name: Maj Sardar Malkiat Singh Brar
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 08 Feb 1948
Gazette Notification: 6 Pres/50,26.6.50
Citation:
On 7 February 1948 at Poonch, Major M.S. Brar was commanding B Company of his battalion, which captured an important hill feature against
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Name: Lt Col Sardul Singh Randhawa (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 20 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 69 Pres/62,12-11-62
Citation:
On 17 October when reports of a heavy Chinese concentration opposite post Chandni started coming in, Major Sardul Singh Randhawa, 14J &K Militia (Ladakhis), was in command of Sub-sector HQ in the area of Karakoram Pass and Chip Chap River in Northern Ladakh. He moved from one
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Name: Hav Saroop Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 19 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 69 Pres/62,12-11-62
Citation:
On the night of 19 October 1962 when a post at Bhujang in Ladakh was attacked by the Chinese, Havildar Saroop Singh, second in command of the post, fought gallantly until he was overpowered and killed by the enemy. Havildar Saroop Singh displayed courage and devotion to duty of a
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Name: Maj Gen Sarup Singh Kalaan (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 05 Aug 1965
Gazette Notification:
Citation:
During the period from 5 August to 22 September 1965, Major General Sarup Singh Kalaan was in command of our troops in the Uri-Baramula-Gulmarg Sectors. He planned and executed operations for hunting out the infiltrators and capturing their bases and routes of infiltration in the
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Name: Hav Satigian Phunchok
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 27 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 69 Pres/62,12-11-62
Citation:
Havildar Satigian Phunchok was second in command at the Changla Post in Ladakh. The post was heavily shelled and attacked by the Chinese in overwhelming numbers on the morning of 27 October 1962. Havildar Phunchok showed unflinching courage and inflicted heavy casualties on the
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Name: Maj Satyapal Chopra
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 15 Mar 1948
Gazette Notification: 6 Pres/50,26.6.50
Citation:
On 15 March 1948, Major Satyapal Chopra was commanding the left forward company during the advance on Jhangar. The hostiles lay strongly entrenched on Pir Thil Nakka, a formidable hill feature, with their bunker well camouflaged. They held their fire until Major Chopra's company and
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Name: Brig Sawai Bhawani Singh Bahadur (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
On the night of 5 December 1971, Lieutenant Colonel Sawai Bhawani Singh, who was commanding a battalion of the Parachute Regiment (commandos), led his men deep into the enemy territory and for four days and nights, with complete disregard for his personal comfort and
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Name: Wg Cdr SB Noronha (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1950
Gazette Notification: 2Pres/50, 26-1-50
Citation:
By completing more than 37 operational sorties over enemy strongholds in close support of the Indian Army. Wing Commander S.B. Noronha has shown outstanding gallantry. He carried out the squadron's offensive role with maximum success in the face of adverse
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Name: Maj Gen Shamsher Singh (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 71 Pres/72,17.6.72
Citation:
Lieutenant Colonel Shamsher Singh was commanding a battalion of the Brigade of Guards during an attack on a formidable position in the Eastern Sector. The enemy had put up formidable defences with well-coordinated artillery, tank and machine gun fire combined with mines, wire and
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Name: 2nd Lt. Shamsher Singh Samra
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Second Lieutenant Shamsher Singh Samra was a platoon commander in a battalion of the Brigade of Guards engaged in action on the Eastern Front. During the action our troops came under heavy and accurate fire from automatic weapons. Undaunted by the heavy volume of fire, Second
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Name: L/Nk Shangara Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
On 17 December 1971, during the attack on Pul Kanjiri, a strong enemy position, the platoon in which Lance Naik Shangara Singh was serving, came under heavy enemy fire, particularly from two machine guns on the left flank. Lance Naik Shangara Singh was second in command of the left
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Name: Capt Shankar Rao Shankharam Walkar
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 16 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Captain Shankar Rao Shankhapan Walkar was the mortar officer of a battalion of Madras Regiment during the operations against Pakistan on the western front. On 16 December 1971, when the battalion reached Hingore Tar after advancing 42 miles, it came under very heavy shelling from
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Name: Brig Sher Jang Thapa (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 14 Aug 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26.1.50
Citation:
In August 1947 at the time of invasion of J & K by Pak raiders, the entire northern frontier of Jammu and Kashmir State from Bunji to Leh, approximately 200 miles (excluding Gilgit Agency) was manned by the 6th Battalion. After the fall of Bunji in early November 1947, the 6th
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Name: Brig Sher Partap Singh Shrikent (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 20 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 69 Pres/62,12-11-62
Citation:
Major S.P.S Shrikent was the adjutant of a battalion of Gorkha Rifles in NEFA when on 20 October 1962 the Chinese over-ran and surrounded the battalion headquarters. Major Shrikent, finding the situation desperate, snatched a sten gun from an orderly, railed the few survivors of the
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Name: Maj Shyamal Dev Goswamy (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 18 Nov 1962
Gazette Notification: 15 Pres/63,26-1-63
Citation:
2nd Lieutenant Shyamal Dev Goswamy was observation post officer on Gurung Hill, an important defensive position guarding the airfield at Chushul. On 18 November 1962, after a heavy barrage of artillery and mortar fire, the Chinese forces in overwhelming strength attacked this
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Name: Nk Sis Pal Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 09 Apr 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26.1.50
Citation:
Naik Sispal Singh was the Platoon Havildar of4 Platoon of 'B' Company assigned to lead an attack on point known as Rohtak picquet on 9 April 1948. During the very initial stages of the battle, he was hit by an enemy bullet. But he refused to be evacuated and carried on the attack
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Name: Sub Sonam Stobdan
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 20 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 69 Pres/62,12-11-62
Citation:
On the night of 19 October 1962, when the Chinese in overwhelming numbers attacked a post at Chandani in Ladakh using automatic weapons and mortars, Subedar Sonam Stobdan, who was commander of the post, put up a gallant fight and displayed inspiring leadership. He and his men
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Name: Lt Col Sonam Wangchuk
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, Major Sonam Wangchukwas leading a column of Indus Wing, Ladakh Scouts as a part ofon going operations in Op VIJAY in the Batalik Sector. The column was tasked to occupy Ridge Line on the Line of Control in the glaciated area at a height of about 55 metres. This was
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Name: Nk Sugan Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 09 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 71 Pres/72,17.6.72
Citation:
On 9 December 1971, a battalion of Rajputana Rifles was ordered to attack the enemy defences at Mayanamati, which comprised well prepared concrete bunkers housing medium machine guns whose crossfire covered every possible approach. Naik Sugan Singh was commanding one of the
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Name: Brig Sukhjit Singh (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 11 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Lieutenant Colonel Sukhjit Singh was commanding an armoured regiment during the operations against Pakistan on the Western Front. On 10 December 1971, his regiment was deployed west of Naina Kot when the enemy launched an armoured attack in strength under cover of intense
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Name: Lt Col Surinder Kapur (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Lieutenant Colonel Surinder Kapur was commanding a battalion of the J&K Rifles on the Eastern Front. His battalion was given the task of talung up a defensive position in the Jessore Sector to blunt enemy attacks and inflict maximum casualties on him. Lieutenant Colonel Kapur displayed
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Name: Maj Gen Sushil Kumar Mathur (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 15 Apr 1965
Gazette Notification: 65 Pres/65,8-7-65
Citation:
Major S.K. Mathur was in command of an air operation flight during the operations against Pakistani intruders in the Kutch area. He personally flew 45 operational
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Name: Vice Adm Swaraj Parkash (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Captain Swaraj Parkash commanded INS VIKRANT against the enemy in the Bay of Bengal. Throughout the ship was operating in most hazardous waters and was the principal target both for enemy submarines and aircraft. With indomitable spirit, he launched ceaseless offensive operations
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Name: ACM Swaroop Krishna Kaul (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 30 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 20 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Wing Commander S.K. Kaul, commanding fighter bomber squadron, carried out from mission deep into enemy territories to cover the heavily defended sectors of Comilla, Sylhet and Saidpur. His missions involved photographing certain areas, which were badly needed in order to finalise
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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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