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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 Chitranjan Mehta (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 14 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Citation:
On 14 September 1965, Squadron Leader Chitranjan Mehta took off to attack enemy installations at Bhagtanwala at night. Halfway to the target, all his navigation aids failed. Visibility was less than one mile navigating visually with great difficulty and skillful avoiding anti-aircraft fire, he
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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: 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: MWO & Hony Flt Lt D Ghosh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 27 Nov 1947
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: 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: Wg Cdr Daniel Rajkumar Duraisami
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1987 Pawan Sri Lanka
Date of Award: 11 Oct 1987
Gazette Notification: 37Pres/88 , 15-4-88
Citation:
Squadron Leader Daniel Rajkumar Duraisami was posted to No. 109 Helicopter Unit. He had operated from Jaffna Peninsula from the beginning of the operations in support of the Indian Peace Keeping Force. On the night of 11 October 1987, Squadron Leader Duraisami was
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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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Name: Air Mrshl Daviah Subia
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1950
Gazette Notification:
Citation:
Squadron Leader Daviah Subia flew over 70 sorties in a period of a month and a half, often operating under adverse conditions and from difficult airfields. It was partly due to this officer's courageous and relentless attacks that the resistance of the enemy at Gurais in the Jammu & Kashmir
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Name: 2nd Lt. David Alexander Devadasan
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 11 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Lieutenant David Alexander Devadasan was commanding a platoon of Mahar Regiment during the operations against Pakistan. On the night of 10 December 1971, his battalion was given the task of capturing an enemy position in an area in the
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Name: Maj Gen Davinder Pal Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 04 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94Pres 72,19-8-72
Citation:
Major Davinder Pal Singh, commanding a company of Bihar Regiment, was assigned the task of capturing an enemy strong point in the Eastern Sector. Despite intense shelling and small arms fire, Major Davinder Pal Singh, with utter disregard for his safety, led his
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Name: Sep Dayal Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 11 Feb 1948
Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22-1-88
Citation:
In February 1948, a company of 1 Sikh was pursuing a band of raiders in the Handwara area. The raiders escaped over the bridge at Kapwara. They also set fire to it to prevent our troops using it in pursuit. They had covered the burning bridge with
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Name: Sep Dayal Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22-1-88
Citation:
On 16 October 1987, the 16th Battalion of the Sikh Regiment was assigned the task of advance through the LTTE-infested area, to linkup at Jaffna fort. The "B" Company was leading the advance from Uduvil to Jaffna. This involved cross country movement in
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Name: Nb Ris Dayal Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 11 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Naib Risaldar Dayal Singh was a troop leader of Scinde Horse operating in the Shakargarh Sector. His troop participated in the assault on an enemy position. Despite stiff enemy resistance he led the attack with courage and personally destroyed two
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Name: Hav Dayanand Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 04 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Havildar Dayanand Ram was commanding a platoon during the attack on an enemy post at lslamgarh in the Rajasthan Sector. This was a well-fortified post held in strength by the enemy. During the assault, his platoon came under heavy 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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