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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: AVM Chandan Singh (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 20 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/63, 26-1-63
Citation:
On 20 October 1962, Squadron Leader Chandan Singh was detailed to carry out supply dropping in the Chipchap area in Ladakh. On reaching the dropping zone, he noticed that the outposts were under heavy fire from the Chinese forces. He successfully dropped vital
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Name: Asst Comdt Chandan Singh Chandel (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 10 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
On 10 December 1971, Shri Chandan Singh Chandel, who was commanding a company of the Border Security Force, led an attack on a strongly fortified enemy post in the Kutch Sector. The enemy was supported by mortars, machine guns
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Name: Col Chandel Pal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 04 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Citation:
2nd Lieutenant Chander Pal, a troop leader, was given the task of assaulting a well fortified position in the Eastern Sector. With complete disregard for his personal safety, he put his tank right in the front and charged through the
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Name: Maj Chander Ballabh Sharma
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1991
Gazette Notification: 55 Pres/91, 26-1-91
Citation:
Captain Chander Ballabh Sharma, was the Second-in-Command of Alfa Company 13 Sikh Light Infantry deployed at Kadaiparichchan. On 13 September 1989, at about 1000 hours, a message was received from Subedar Teja Singh that his platoon had encountered militants in the
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Name: Sub (Hony Capt) Chander Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 21 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Citation:
Naik Chander Singh was section commander in a battalion attack on 21 September 1965 on an important feature in the Tithwal Sector. Naik Chander Singh's platoon was pinned down about 30 yards from the forward-defended localities. It cost his section one
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Name: Wg Cdr Chandra Datt Upadhyan
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 19 Oct 1989
Gazette Notification: 23 Pres/89,26.1.89
Citation:
Wing Commander Chandra Datt Upadhyay was deployed as the 'Type Force Commander' of the Pratap Fleet of Indian Air Force Element of the Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka from 19 October, 1987to 3 November, 1987 when the IPKF was engaged in fierce battle with the militants
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Name: Maj Chandra Kant
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 04 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Major Chandra Kant was in command of company detailed to put a post behind an enemy position in the Eastern Sector. Under his able leadership, the company established it before the enemy could withdraw. The enemy finding its route of withdrawal
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Name: Capt Chandra Kant
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 14 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Captain Chandra Kant was attached to an infantry brigade operating in the Shakargarh Sector. On 10 December 1971, during an engagement with the enemy, the infantry company suffered some casualties. Captain Chandra Kant was detailed to
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Name: Gp Capt Chandra Krishna Kumar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 07 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Citation:
Flight Lieutenant Chandra Krishna Kumar Menon of a Hunter squadron at Halwara in September 1965 carried out eight operational sorties ofwhich seven were in close support of the Army On 8 September, he led a four aircraft formation to engage targets in the
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Name: Air Cmde Chandra Mohan Singla
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 Chandra Mohan Singla served with a helicopter unit in the Eastern Sector. On the night of 7 December, he flew an armed helicopter and gave cover to .a special heliborne Operation at Sylhet. During this mission,
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Name: AVM Chandra Shekhar Doraiswamy
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 01 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan, Flight Lieutenant Chandra Sekhar Doraiswamy took part in 14 operational strike missions against the enemy ground positions. Twice his aircraft was hit by enemy ground fire and damaged severely. Instead of returning to
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Name: Sub (Hony Capt) Chandraket Prasad Yadav
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 14 Jan 1972
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 71, Lance Naik Chandraket PrasadYadav was the commander of a rocket launcher detachment of a battalion of Bihar Regiment which was deployed in the Eastern Sector. At about 1215 hours on 16 December an enemy convoy
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Name: Nb Sub Chandri Chand
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 14 Mar 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 25 February 1948, Havildar Chandri Chand was in command of a platoon, which was part of a force ordered to capture Dhindheka village. He rushed up with his men and charged the enemy. In the melee, he saw one of his light machine gunner lying
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Name: Gp Capt Charanjit Singh
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 Charanjit Singh undertook a large number of missions over enemy territory and brought back very valuable information on enemy targets and dispositions. This greatly helped in the
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Name: Gp Capt Charanjit Singh Sandhu
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 08 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72,27-1-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Squadron Leader Charanjit Singh Sandhu was in command of a helicopter unit. On 7 December, he personally led a special heliborne operation deep behind the enemy position in the Eastern Sector. During the first mission his force
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Name: Nb Sub Cherian Wangdus
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 23 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Naib Subedar Cherin Wangdus of Ladakh Scouts who was commanding a platoon of the company was assigned the task of capturing enemy held posts in the Western Sector. On 10 December 1971, when due to heavy enemy medium machine gun and mortar fire
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Name: Flt Lt Cherry Hassand Rane
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Citation:
On 4 December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Cherry Hassand Rane led a strike mission over Hussainiwala and destroyed an enemy tank. He led a number of other missions over enemy territory in the face of enemy air and ground opposition. His missions had decisive effects on enemy ground
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Name: Hav Chet Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 29 Jun 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 29 June 1948, at Machhoi, Naik Chet Singh was in command of a section picquet. Under the cover of darkness the enemy had brought two MMGs and an attacking force to within 800 yards of the picquet. At 0600 hours under heavy concentration of 2 inch
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Name: Nb Sub Chhemit Dorje
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 27 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 70 Pres/62,12-11-62
Citation:
Naik Chhemit Dorje was at a post in Ladakh when it was heavily shelled by the Chinese on 27 Oct 1962. Naik Dorje held
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Name: Sub Chhering Stobdan
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1999
Gazette Notification: 113Pres/98,15-8-99
Citation:
On 30 May 1999, Subedar Chhering Stobdan was inducted as part of a team of eight men into an extremely inhospitable and high altitude terrain with heights ranging from 16,000 to 18,000 feet to evict armed Pakistani intruders in Batalik sub-sector during "Operation Vijay". While moving
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Name: L/Hav Chhog Singh (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 10 May 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 10 May 1948, a battalion of Rajputana Rifles was the leading battalion in a mopping-up operation in the Jhangar area of the Western Sector. Naik Chhog Singh was the second in command of the forward section of a platoon when it came under I heavy
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Name: Sub (Hony Capt) Chhotu Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 21 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 72 Pres 66, 30-9-66
Citation:
During the battle of Dograi Village, Naib Subedar Chhotu Ram's company was given the task of capturing the area where enemy tanks were in harbour. On reaching the objective, he directed his men to attack the enemy
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Name: Nb Sub Chhotu Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 10 May 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Air Cmde Chidambaram Sargangapani
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 12 Aug 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Chidambaram Sargangapani was a pilot in a fighter bomber squadron. He flew 13 operational missions against the enemy ground forces and destroyed eight tanks, two gun positions and one bunker in the
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Name: Lt Col Chitoor Subramanian Krishnan (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 01 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 72 Pres,66,30-9-66
Citation:
On 1 September 1965, when Pakistani forces launched a massive attack in the Chhamb Sector, Captain Chitoor Subramanian Krishnan flew over the area in order to locate enemy artillery guns. Disregarding heavy enemy fire, he engaged the enemy artillery guns 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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