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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: CQMH Abdul Hamid
Award: Param Vir Chakra (PVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 27 Dec 1965
Gazette Notification: 14 Pres/65,17.9.65
Citation:
At 0800 hours on 10 September 1965, Pakistani forces launched an attack with a regiment of Patton tanks on a vital area ahead of village Chima on the Bhikhiwind road in the Khem Karan Sector. The attack was preceded by ...
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Name: L/Nk Albert Ekka
Award: Param Vir Chakra (PVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 03 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 7Pres/72, 29-1-72
Citation:
Lance Naik Alber Ekka was in the left forward company of a battalion of Brigade of Guards during their attack on the enemy defence at Gangasagar on the Eastern
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Name: Lt Col Ardeshir Burzorji Tarapore
Award: Param Vir Chakra (PVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 15 Oct 1965
Gazette Notification: 14 Pres/65,17.9.65
Citation:
On 11 September 1965, Poona Horse under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Ardeshir Burzorji Tarapore was assigned the task of delivering the main armoured thrust for capturing Phillora in the Sialkot Sector in Pakistan. As a preliminary to making a surprise attack on Phillora from the
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Name: 2nd Lt. Arun Khetarpal
Award: Param Vir Chakra (PVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 16 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 7Pres/72, 29-1-72
Citation:
On 16 December 1971when our position atJarpal in the Shakargarh Sector was subjected to an attack by a Pakistani armoured regiment and our troops were heavily
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Name: Sub (Hony Capt) Bana Singh (retd)
Award: Param Vir Chakra (PVC)
Operation: 1984 Meghdoot Saichen
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: 9/Pres./88 22.1.88
Citation:
Naib Subedar Bana Singh volunteered to be a member of task force constituted in June 1987 to clear an intrusion by an adversary in the Siachen Glacier area at an attitude of 21,000 feet. the post was
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Name: Lt Col Dhan Singh Thapa
Award: Param Vir Chakra (PVC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 20 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 6Pres./62,12-11-62
Citation:
Major Dhan Singh Thapa was in command of a forward post in Ladakh. On 20 October 1962 the post was attacked by the Chinese in overwhelming strength after being subjected to intensive artillery and mortar bombardment. Under his gallant command the greatly outnumbered
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Name: Capt Gurbachan Singh Salaria
Award: Param Vir Chakra (PVC)
Operation: 1961 Vijay - Goa Liberation
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1961
Gazette Notification: 8 Pres./62, 21.1.62
Citation:
On 5 December 1961, 3/1 Gorkha Rifles was ordered to clear up a roadblock established by the gendarmerie at a strategic roundabout at Elizatbethville, Katanga.
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Name: Col Hoshiar Singh (now deceased)
Award: Param Vir Chakra (PVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 7Pres/72, 29-1-72
Citation:
On 15th December 1971, a battalion of the Grenadiers was given the task of establishing a bridgehead across the Basantar River in the Shakargarh Sector. Major Hoshiar Singh, who was commanding the left forward company, was ordered to capture the enemy locality at Jarpal. This
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Name: Nk Jadunath Singh
Award: Param Vir Chakra (PVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 06 Feb 1948
Gazette Notification: 16 Pres/50,11-12.50
Citation:
At No.2picquet on Tain Dhar on 6 February 1948, Naik Jadunath Singh was in command of a forward sections post, which bore the full brunt of the enemy attack. This little post was
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Name: Sub Joginder Singh
Award: Param Vir Chakra (PVC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 23 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 6Pres./62,12-11-62
Citation:
Subedar Joginder Singh was the commander of a platoon of a Sikh Regiment holding a defensive position at a ridge nead Tongpen La in NEFA. At 0530 hours on 23
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Name: Sub (Hony Capt) Karam Singh (now deceased)
Award: Param Vir Chakra (PVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 13 Oct 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres/50, 21.6.50
Citation:
Tithwal in J&K was captured on 23 May 1948. After that date, the enemy made numerous attempts to recapture Richhmar Gali and thence Tithwal on 13 October
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Name: Lt Manoj Kumar Pandey
Award: Param Vir Chakra (PVC)
Operation: Vijay - Kargil
Date of Award: 15 Aug 1999
Gazette Notification: 16-Pres/2000, 15.8.99
Citation:
Lieutenant Manoj Kumar Pandey took part in a series of boldly led attacks during 'Operation Vijay', forcing back the intruders the heavy losses in Batalik including the
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Name: Fg Offr Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon
Award: Param Vir Chakra (PVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 14 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 7Pres/72, 29-1-72
Citation:
Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon was a pilot of a Gnat detachment based at Srinagar for the air defence of the valley against Pakistani air attacks. From the very outbreak of the hostilities he and his colleagues fought successive waves of intruding Pakistani aircraft with valour and
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Name: CHM Piru Singh
Award: Param Vir Chakra (PVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 18 Jul 1948
Gazette Notification: 8 Pres./52,16.1.52
Citation:
South of Tithwal in Jammu and Kashmir, D Company, of which Piru Singh was Havildar Major, was detailed to attack and capture an enemy occupied hill feature.
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Name: Maj Rama Raghoba Rane (now deceased)
Award: Param Vir Chakra (PVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 08 Apr 1948
Gazette Notification: 5 Pres/50, 21-6-50
Citation:
On 8 April 1948, 2nd Lieutenant Rama Raghoba Rane was ordered to be in charge of the mine and roadblock clearing party at mile 26 on the Naushera to Rajauri road
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Name: Maj Ramaswamy Parameswaran
Award: Param Vir Chakra (PVC)
Operation: 1987 Pawan Sri Lanka
Date of Award: 25 Nov 1987
Gazette Notification: 9/Pres./88 22.1.88
Citation:
On 25 November, 1987, when Major Ramaswamy Parameswaran was returning from a search operation in Sri Lanka, late at night, his column was ambushed by a group
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Name: Rfn Sanjay Kumar
Award: Param Vir Chakra (PVC)
Operation: Vijay - Kargil
Date of Award: 15 Aug 1999
Gazette Notification: 16-Pres/2000, 15.8.99
Citation:
Rifleman Sanjay Kumar volunteered to be the leading scout of the attacking column tasked to capture area Flat Top of Point 4875 in the Mushkoh Valley on 4 July 1999. During the attack when enemy automatic fire from one of the sangars posed stiff opposition and stalled the column,
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Name: Maj Shaitan Singh
Award: Param Vir Chakra (PVC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 18 Nov 1962
Gazette Notification: 14 Pres/63, 26.1.63
Citation:
Major Shaitan Singh was commanding a company of an infantry battalion deployed at Razangala in the Chushul Sector at a height of about 17,000 feet. The locality was isolated from the main defended sector and consisted of five defended platoon positions. On 18 November 1962, the
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Name: Maj Somnath Sharma
Award: Param Vir Chakra (PVC)
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 03 Nov 1947
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres/50, 21.6.50
Citation:
On 3 Nov 1947, Major Somnath Sharma's company was ordered on a fighting patrol to Badgam village in the Kashmir Valley. He reached his objective at first light on 3 November and took up a position south of Badgam at 1100 hours. The enemy, estimated at 700, attacked his company
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Name: Capt Vikram Batra
Award: Param Vir Chakra (PVC)
Operation: Vijay - Kargil
Date of Award: 26 Jan 2000
Gazette Notification: 16-Pres/2000, 15.8.99
Citation:
During “Operation Vijay”, on 20 June 1999, Captain Vikram Batra Commander Delta Company was tasked to attack point 5140. he skirted around the feature from the
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Name: Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav
Award: Param Vir Chakra (PVC)
Operation: Vijay - Kargil
Date of Award: 12 Sep 1999
Gazette Notification: 16-Pres/2000, 15.8.99
Citation:
Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav was part of the leading team of Ghatak Platoon tasked to capture Tiger Hill on the night of 3/4 July 1999. The approach to the top was steep, snow bound and rocky. Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav, unmindful of the risk involved, volunteered to be in the
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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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