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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: Air Mrshl Syed Shahid Hussain Naqvi
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 09 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Syed Shahid Hussain Naqvi was serving with a fighter squadron. He flew nineteen missions deep into enemy territory. On 9 December, while on visual tactical reconnaissance mission in an area in the Western
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Name: Gen Tapishwar Narain Raina (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 20 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 26 Pres/63,26-1-63
Citation:
Brigadier Tapishwar Narain Raina took over the command of an infantry brigade in Ladakh just before the Chinese invasion.The brigade at that time was responsible for the overall defence of Ladakh. On 26 October 1962 he moved to Chushul at very short notice and strengthened the
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Name: Lt Col Thakur Prithi Chand (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26.1.50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Brig Thomas Krishnan Theogaraj (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 08 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 9 Pres/66,1-1-66
Citation:
On 8 September 1965, the Pakistani troops commenced a major thrust in the Khem Karan area. Using Patton tanks, the enemy attempted encirclement of our troops with the intention of a subsequent deep armoured penetration into our territory. The armoured brigade under the
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Name: Sub Maj (Hony Capt) Thomas Phillopose (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 15 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Havildar T. Phillipose was a platoon commander in a battalion of Madras Regiment during the battle of Basantar on the night of 15 December 1971. Casualties in the platoon were heavy and when the objective was captured, the enemy counterattacked. Havildar Phillipose led a brave
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Name: Sub Tika Bahadur Thapa
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 30 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 70 Pres/66,30-9-66
Citation:
Subedar Tika Bahadur Thapa was the senior JCO of a company of a battalion of Gorkha Rifles which was detailed to clear certain objectives in the Jammu & Kashmir area, which had been encroached upon by the Pakistani forces after the cease-fire. After the objectives were cleared, the
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Name: Brig Udai Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 08 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Colonel Udai Singh was in charge of a force consisting of three companies of the Ladakh Scouts and a section each of mortars and medium machine guns, which had been, assigned the task of capturing the area from Chalunka to Turtok in the Kargil sector. The task involved movement
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Name: Nk V Raju (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 11 Jun 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26.1.50
Citation:
On 11 June 1948, at about 0545 hours enemy about 300 strong attacked our picquet at Ring Contour and under cover of low cloud managed to bring four Bren guns within 30 yards of our position. They also succeeded in blasting two of our bunkers with automatics and mortars and then
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Name: Lt Gen Ved Prakash Airy (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 20 Jan 1972
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Lieutenant Colonel V.P. Airy was commanding battalion of the Grenadiers in the battles of Bhairo Nath and Basantar River in the Shakargarh Sector of the Western Front. He led his battalion with cool courage and was always in the forefront, encouraging and inspiring his men, in
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Name: Lt Col Ved Prakash Ghai
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 15 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Lieutenant Colonel V.P. Ghai was commanding a battalion of Madras Regiment in the Shakargarh Sector of the Western Front. During the battle of Basantar River, his battalion was occupying the bridgehead when the enemy mounted fierce counterattacks. He rallied his men and beat off
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Name: Lt Ved Prakash Trehan
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 29 Dec 1962
Gazette Notification: 55 Pres/63, 22-7-63
Citation:
On 29 December 1962, Lieutenant Ved Prakash Trehan was in command of a special patrol prior to an attack by the fourth battalion of Rajputana Rifles on an enemy position at a road junction in
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Name: AVM Vidya Bhushan Vasisht (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 03 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 20 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Wing Commander Vidya Bhushan Vasisht, Commanding Officer of an operational squadron, led a group of heavy bombers of his squadron in two attacks on an important enemy fuel and ammunition dump at Changa Manga forest on 3 and 4 December 1971. in spite of heavy enemy ground
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Name: Col Vijay Kumar Bakshi
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1987 Pawan Sri Lanka
Date of Award: 29 Mar 1989
Gazette Notification: 32Pres/89,30.3.89
Citation:
On 2 March 1989, Colonel Vijay Kumar Bakshi led a company group of 618 Gorkha Rifles on a search-and destroy mission. The company encountered a militants' camp in the area of Nayaroo Lagoon in the Wani Sector (Sri Lanka). This contact, which started as an exchange
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Name: Brig Vijay Kumar Berry (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 28 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 71 Pres/72,17.6.72
Citation:
After the cease-fire on 17 December 1971, Pakistani troops occupied an area approximately 600 yards inside our territory in the Western Sector and developed this into a defended locality with minefields all around it. The locality was dominated by other defensive positions across the
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Name: Maj Vijay Rattan Chowdhary
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 11 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Major V.R. Chowdhary was in charge of minefield clearance of Chakra on the Western Front. The safe lanes had to be made with great speed to enable our tanks and anti-tank weapons to reach Chakra, which was in imminent danger of a counterattack by enemy armour. With utter
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Name: Maj Vivek Gupta
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: Vijay - Kargil
Date of Award: 15 Aug 1999
Gazette Notification: 17 Pres/2000,15.8.99
Citation:
Major Vivek Gupta was in command ofthe leading Charlie Company, when 2 Rajputana Rifles launched a battalion attack on Tololing Top, in Drass sector on 13 June 1999. Inspite of heavy artillery and automatic fire, the company under the inspiring leadership of Major Vivek Gupta was able to
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Name: Air Cmde William Mac Donald Goodman (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 01 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres/65,10-9-65
Citation:
From 1 to 9 September 1965, Wing Commander William MacDonald Goodman led a number of reconnaissance and ground attack missions on Pakistani tank and troop concentrations, undeterred by heavy air and ground opposition from the enemy. He was a source of inspiration to all
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Name: Maj Gen Yadunath Singh (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26.1.50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Lt Gen Zorawar Chand Bakshi (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 05 Aug 1965
Gazette Notification: 9 Pres/66,1-1-66
Citation:
Brigadier Zorawar Chand Bakshi was commander of a brigade in Aug-Sept 1965 employed on the difficult task of capturing Basali, Haji Pir Pass and Kahuta, which was vital for the Uri-Poonch link-up. The road connecting Uri and Poonch via Haji Pir had deteriorated due to disuse and some
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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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