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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: 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: 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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Name: Maj Gen Chittoor Venugopal (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 07 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Lieutenant Colonel Chittoor Venugopal was commanding a battalion of Gorkha Rifles during the operations on the Eastern Front. On 4 December 1971, the battalion came up against well fortified enemy defences at Uthali and Darsana. The position had a series of concrete pillboxes
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Name: Sep Chothi Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 15 Nov 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
15 November 1948, a company of 4 Rajput was ordered to capture a position west of Pindras. Sepoy Chothi Singh was in the forward-most section during the company's advance to the objective. Owing to heavy opposition from the enemy and most
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Name: Sub Chuna Ram (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 15 Jun 1948
Gazette Notification:
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Hav Chuni Lal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 30 Aug 2000
Gazette Notification: 129 Pres/2001, 15.8.2001
Citation:
Havildar Chuni Lal was part of a special mission operation at the Line of Control in Doda- Poonch Sector in Jammu and Kashmir. On 24 August 2000, he successfully thwarted enemy's attack to capture own forward post. On the night
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Name: Hav Chuni Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 18 Mar 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Hony Capt Dadarao Ghodeswar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 12 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Subedar Dadarao Ghodeswar was commanding a platoon in Mahar Regiment during an attack on an enemy position in an area in the Rajasthan Sector on 12 December 1971. Although there was a 600-metre deep minefield, he led the assault and captured the
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Name: Hony Capt Dal Bahadur Gurung (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 06 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 73 Pres72, 17-6-72
Citation:
Havildar Dal Bahadur Gurung was Platoon Havildar of a platoon of Gorkha Rifles, which was ordered to capture enemy 3-inch mortars and an anti-tank gun. Havildar Gurung, with a section went for the anti-tank gun. In spite of heavy fire, he led his
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Name: L/Nk Dal Bahadur Pun
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 08 Nov 1948
Gazette Notification: 10 Pres/52, 26-1-52
Citation:
On 8 November 1948, Lance Naik Dal Bahadur Pun was section commander of a platoon which was ordered to capture an enemy-held feature where from heavy tire was obstructing the advance of battalion. Lance Naik Dal Bahadur Pun crept within ten yards of the enemy when he was
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Name: Hony Sub Dalip Chand
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 09 Apr 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 9 April1948 during the advance to Rajouri, Naik Dalip Chand was in command of a platoon which came under very heavy automatic and mortar fire and was pinned down. Naik Dalip Chand at once got his section together and started advancing towards the
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Name: Rfn Dalip Singh Thapa
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 09 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Rifleman Dalip Singh Thapa of a battalion of the Gorkha Rifles was manning a light machine gun on the east bank of Munnawar Tawi in the Western Sector. On the night of 8 December 1971, the enemy attacked his company position under cover of intense artillery fire. Rifleman Dalip
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Name: Lt Col Daljeet Singh Sra (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Major Daljeet Singh Sra, commanding a company of Mahar Regiment, was detailed to establish a roadblock behind an enemy defensive position in an area in the Western Sector. Soon after the company column entered the enemy, held territory, the leading platoon was fired at by an enemy
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Name: Maj Daljit Singh Narang
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 20 Jan 1972
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Major Daljit Singh Narang was commanding a squadron of cavalry which was attacked by two enemy battalions, supported by a squadron of Chaffee tanks. He skillfully and boldly manoeuvred his squadron despite heavy enemy fire and engaged and destroyed the enemy tanks. With
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Name: Col Dalvir Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 22 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: No.35 Pres/88, 22-1-88
Citation:
Lieutenant Colonel Dalvir Singh, Commanding Officer, 10 Para Commando was deployed in Sri Lanka as part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force. He launched his team of para commandos to hit the militants' headquarters in the heart of Jaffna town, for
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Name: Gdsm Dambar Bahadur Chhetri
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 06 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 72 Pres,66,30-9-66
Citation:
On 6 September 1965, when his company was attaching a strongly held enemy position in the Lahore Sector, Guardsman Dambar Bahadur Chhetri was seriously wounded in the chest by enemy medium machine gun fire. Despite his wounds, he rushed forward in the
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Name: Sub Dambar Bahadur Khattri
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, a company proceeding to Sonemarg was ambushed by enemy infiltrators. Naib Subedar Dambar Bahadur Khattri, the leading platoon commander, was ordered to capture a hill occupied by them. He captured the feature after an assault. Finding that
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Name: L/Hav Dan Bahadur Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 28 Jan 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
A fighting patrol of one platoon of 4 Rajput was sent on 28 January 1948 to Nawan Hamirpur and the Sidhar area to capture and destroy raiders coming across Pakistan border. Sepoy Dan Bahadur Singh was in the leading section as Bren No. 1. When he saw ten
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Name: Capt Dara Dinshaw Mistry
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 15 Dec 1948
Gazette Notification: 6 Pres/50,26.6.50
Citation:
On 15 December 1948 at Chhawa Ridge in the Naushera Sector, Captain D.D. Mistry was the observation officer of the forward most picquet the hostiles relentlessly shelled his position using every type of artillery from 3.7 howitzer to 5.5 inch mortar
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Name: Nk Darshan Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 02 Nov 1965
Gazette Notification: 9 Pres/66,1-1-66
Citation:
On the night of 2 November 1965, Naik Darshan Singh was commanding the leading section of a company of Sikh Light Infantry Regiment, which was ordered to clear a heavily defended bunker in the Mendhar Sector in J&K where Pakistani forces had sited a Browning machine gun. His
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Name: Maj Darshan Singh Lalli
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 20 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 72 Pres 66, 30-9-66
Citation:
During an attack on Haji Pir Pass on 20 September 1965, Major Darshan Singh Lalli was told to capture a feature defended by more than two enemy platoons. Despite heavy enemy shelling and casualties, Major Lalli led gallant charge and captured the objective and thereafter
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Name: Hony Lt Darub Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 27 Aug 1948
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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