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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: Gp Capt (Buzz) Aruna Kumar Datta (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Aruna Kumar Datta flew several operational missions. On 12 December, while he was escorting a strike mission, the leader of the mission spotted two
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Name: Hav A Shanmuga Sundaram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1990
Gazette Notification: 33 Pres/90, 26-1-90
Citation:
On the 16 July 1988, a mobile patrol consisting of one Junior Commissioned Officer and 15 Other Ranks was sent out to area Pannakam and Tolpurarn/Chulipuram in Sril Lanka to kill and apprehend a group of armed militants reported to have been seen in that area. When the patrol
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Name: Flt Lt A Sri Hari
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 20 Nov 1950
Gazette Notification: 14 Pres 50, 20-11-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Sub (Hony Capt) ABA Kiratkude (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 29 Jun 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 23 June 1948, the enemy attacked the MMG picquet of Lance Naik A B A Kiratkude with browning machine guns and 3" mortars. But the brave NCO broke the enemy attack by continuously firing from his MMG. The enemy even suffered eleven casualties. Again on 29 June 1948, the enemy
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Name: Wg Cdr Abdul Nasir Hanfee (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1987 Pawan Sri Lanka
Date of Award: 27 Sep 1987
Gazette Notification: 23 Pres/89,26.1.89
Citation:
On 23 September 1987, Flight Lieutenant Abdul Nasir Hanfee was launched in Siachen area to assist the Army. Taking off in a short time, he undertook the much needed Army support missions in the area. At a time when all Indian forward posts were under attack and the demand for
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Name: Maj Abdul Rafey Khan
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 17 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 72 Pres 66, 30-9-66
Citation:
On 17 September 1965, Major Abdul Rafey Khan was commanding a battalion of Garhwal Rifles, which had captured Butur Deograndi village to the west 01 Chawinda and taken up a defensive position on the near side of the village. The enemy made a
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Name: Hav Abdul Rahiman Kunju
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 07 Jan 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 7 January 1948 near Samba in Jammu & Kashmir, Naik Abdul Rahiman Kunju was commanding a patrol. While advancing with his patrol, he saw a party of enemy coming towards him. The patrol and the enemy immediately took cover and commenced firing on each other. Naik Abdul
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Name: L/Nk Abhey Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 06 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Citation:
Lance Naik Abhey Ram was serving with a battalion of Rajputana Rifles when it encountered strong opposition from the enemy in an area in the Eastern Sector. An attack was launched and during the hand-to-hand fighting, Lance Naik Abhey Ram killed six of the enemy. In the process, he
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Name: Brig Abjeet Singh Mamik
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 13 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94Pres 72,19-8-72
Citation:
On 13 December 1971, Major Abjeet Singh Mamik, commanding a company of 11 Gorkha Rifles, was ordered to capture a strongly held enemy position in the Eastern Sector. The enemy opened up with heavy and accurate machine gun fire, pinning down the
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Name: Lt Col Abjit Singh Sekhon
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1989
Gazette Notification: 23 Pres/89, 26.1.89
Citation:
Lieutenant Colonel Abjit Singh Sekhon, Commanding Officer 7 Madras, was deployed in Sri Lanka as a part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force. On 13 April 1988, he received information about location of an arms cache at a place called Vannerikulam as also the presence of some hard-core
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Name: Hony Capt Achhar Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 07 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 132 Pres 65,17-9-65
Citation:
On 7 September 1965, when Deccan Horse took part in an attack on the Rohi Bund near Khem Karan on the India-Pakistan border, Risaldar Achhar Singh handled his troop with skill and courage, destroying an enemy tank and
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Name: Maj Adarsh Kumar Kochhar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 16 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 72 Pres,66,30-9-66
Citation:
On 16 September 1965, Major Adarsh Kumar Kochhar was battery commander affiliated to a task force, which was ordered to capture Jassoran, Butur Deograndi and Tekri to establish a roadblock behind enemy positions in Chawinda. His skilful fire plan enabled the task force to capture
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Name: Air Mrshl Adi Rustomji Ghandhi
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 06 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 131 Pres/65, 10.5.65
Citation:
On 6 September 1965, Flying Officer Adi Rustomji Ghandhi was number two in a section of two aircraft on a combat air patrol sortie over Halwara. Two other aircraft were also airborne on the same mission for mutual cover. Suddenly four Pakistani F-86 aircraft sneaked in low to attack the
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Name: AVM Aditya Vikram Pethia (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 37 Pres 73,16-6-73
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Aditya Vikram Pethia served with a fighter bomber squadron in the Western Sector. On 5 December, he was detailed as a leader of tactical reconnaissance mission over Chistian Mandi to seek and destroy enemy
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Name: Hony Nb Sub Agna Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 08 Nov 1948
Gazette Notification:
Citation:
On the night of 7 November 1948, Lance Havildar Agna Ram was the leading section commander of a forward platoon on which came under heavy automatic and machine gun fire. The enemy made liberal use of hand grenades when the platoon came to
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Name: Sqn Ldr Ajay Ahuja
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1999
Gazette Notification: 113Pres/98,15-8-99
Citation:
Leader Ajay Ahuja was the Flight Commander of MIG-21 Squadron inducted into Srinagar as part of "Operation Safed Sagar" in Kargil. On 27 May 1999, he was tasked to lead a two aircraft mission for photoreconnaissance of enemy position in the
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Name: Maj Ajit Singh (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
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: Col Ajit Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 04 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Second Lieutenant Ajit Singh was a company officer in a battalion of the Grenadiers. On 4 December 1971, a patrol led by a JCO came under heavy machine gun fire. Second Lieutenant Ajit Singh, who was about one kilometre away with his
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Name: Hony Capt Ajit Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 08 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Gunner Ajit Singh was a radio operator with the forward observation officer's party during the attack on an enemy position in the Fazilka Sector on 8 December 1971. During the assault, he was struck by a shell splinter and was
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Name: S. I. Ajit Singh (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 21 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Sub-Inspector Ajit Singh was with the assaulting troops during an attack on an enemy position in the Western Sector during the operations against Pakistan. Enemy medium machine guns opened up at almost point-blank range on our advancing troops without
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Name: Hav Ajit Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1990
Gazette Notification: 33Pres/90, 26-1-90
Citation:
Ajit Singh was one of the squad commanders of 3 Troops of Alfa Assault Team 10 Para Commando. On 28 August 1989, Number 3 Troop located at Alampil (Sri Lanka) was tasked to carry out a search-and-destroy mission along road Alampil Mullaitivu. The Troop Commander of
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Name: AVM Ajit Singh Lamba
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 01 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Citation:
As a Hunter pilot, Squadron Leader Ajit Singh Lamba flew a total of 15 operational sorties, 11 in close support of the army in the Kasur and Lahore Sectors. He showed great skill and determination in seeking out enemy targets and pressing home his attacks in spite of
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Name: Sub Ajmer Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 10 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 132 Pres 65,17-9-65
Citation:
On 10 September 1965, during the assault on Burki village in Pakistan, Naib Subedar (then Havildar) Ajmer Singh found his platoon pinned down by the rapid medium machine gun fire of the enemy With great presence of mind, he crawled towards the enemy bunker and
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Name: Sub Ajmer Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
On 5 December 1971, while commanding a detachment of an air defence battery deployed for the protection of Amritsar airfield, Havildar Ajmer Singh directed the fire of his gun accurately and shot down one of the
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Name: Gp Capt Ajoy Kumar Majumdar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 20 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 133 Pres/65, 22-9-65
Citation:
On 20 September 1965, as leader of a section of two Gnat aircraft, Flight Lieutenant Ajoy Kumar Majumdar was ordered to "scramble" along with two Hunter aircraft for patrol duty over the Lahore Sector. The section was surprised by four enemy Sabre jet aircraft. Acting with
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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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