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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: Lt Col AG Rangaraj (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 24 Mar 1951
Gazette Notification: 38 Pres,51,20.8.51
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Col Ajit Singh (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 22 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 69 Pres/62,12-11-62
Citation:
With the overwhelming Chinese build-up opposite Hotspring and our post at Nulla Junction having fallen to them, Major Ajit Singh was asked to fall back to Tsogsalu to organise a more coordinated defence there. He, however, asked that he and his men be given an
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Name: Sub Ajit Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 06 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 125 Pres/65,17-9-65
Citation:
On 6 September 1965, during the attack on Burki in Pakistan, Subedar Ajit Singh was given the task of destroying a gun emplacement that was holding up the attack. In complete disregard of his safety, he charged the emplacement single-handed, and though wounded in the
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Name: Sqn Ldr Ajjamada Bopayya Devayya
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1987 Pawan Sri Lanka
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: 36 Pres/88,26.1.88
Citation:
Squadron Leader Aijamada Bopayya Deyayya flew in a Mystere aircraft as a member of strike formation that was assigned the task of attacking the heavily defended Sargodha airfield in Pakistan at 0555 hours on 7 September 1965. All members of the mission except Squadron Leader
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Name: Gp Capt Allan Albert D'Costa (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 04 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 20 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
On 4 December 1971, Wing Commander A.A. D'Costa, the commanding officer of a fighter bomber squadron, was the first to strike at the enemy's Risalwala airfield. Next day he led a mission to Christian Mandi and destroyed three tanks. The following day he led an attack on a concentration
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Name: Sep Amar Singh (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 25 Jun 1948
Gazette Notification: 2Pres/50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 18 June 1948 at Zojila Pass in J & K, Sepoy Amar Singh was LMG No. 1 in a listening post. At 0610 hrs the enemy opened intense fire with all his weapons on the picquet position followed by an advance. A third of the picquet was destroyed and Amar Singh, wounded
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Name: Brig Amarjit Singh Bal (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 15 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Major A.S. Bal was commanding a squadron of 17 Horse during the battle of the Basantar River in the Shakargarh Sector of the Western Front. On 15 and 16 December 1971, the enemy launched a number of armoured counter-attacks against the Jarpal position though heavily out numbered,
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Name: Lt Gen Anand Sarup (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1971
Gazette Notification: 71 Pres/72,17.6.72
Citation:
Brigadier Anand Sarup was allotted the task of organising and launchinginto battle a force for engaging the enemy at Pathanagar and in the area north of Fenny Town. He organised this force quickly and the troops under his command fought gallantly during the battles at
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Name: Maj Gen Anant Singh Pathania (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 14 Nov 1948
Gazette Notification: 6 Pres/50,26.6.50
Citation:
The fine achievement of 1/5 Gorkha Rifles during the Zojila operations was due entirely to the courage and fine leadership of Lieutenant Colonel
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Name: Maj Gen Anant Vishwanath Natu (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 03 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Brigadier A.V. Natu was commanding an infantry brigade in the Poonch sector. The enemy launched a massive attack on the night of 3 December 1941 with two infantry brigades supported by three artillery regiments against the brigade sector. Thereafter, for four days and nights the enemy
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Name: Lt Gen Anil Krishna Barat (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 25 Sep 1948
Gazette Notification: 9 Pres/52,26.1.52
Citation:
The enemy had surrounded Naushera and was putting in as much "lead" as he could. But Major A. Barat with calm and cool courage went on with his selfless task of giving surgical attention to the casualties, which were coming in right in the centre of the fire-swept area. His example was a
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Name: Maj Annavi Krishnaswamy Ramaswamy
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 16 Jan 1948
Gazette Notification: 20 Pres/53,25-7-53
Citation:
On 16 January 1948, Major A.K. Ramaswamy, whilst in command of company of a para battalion at Naushera, was ordered to reinforce the forward company which was under enemy fire. He helped relieve the pressure of enemy fire. After the rest of the battalion had safely withdrawn,
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Name: Sep Ansuya Prasad
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 30 Nov 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Sepoy Ansuya Prasad was young soldier in a battalion of Mahar Regiment, which was given the task of capturing an enemy position on the Eastern Front. The enemy was occupying a well-fortified building dominating the entire area around it with machine guns. It was decided
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Name: Maj Gen Antony Harold Edward Michigan (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Brigadier A.H.E. Michigan was commanding a mountain brigade on the Eastern Front during the operations against Pakistan. In the attack on Uthali, a strongly fortified and heavily defended enemy position, when his troops were surrounded by enemy automatic and tank fire from three
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Name: Capt Anuj Nayyar
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: Vijay - Kargil
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1999
Gazette Notification: 17 Pres/2000,15.8.99
Citation:
On 06 July 1999, Charlie Company was tasked to capture an objective, which was a part of the Pimple Complex on the Western Slopes of Point 4875, in the Mushkoh Valley. At the beginning of the attack the Company Commander got injured and the command of the company devolved on
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Name: Maj Anup Singh Gahlaut
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 03 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Major A.S. Gahlaut was given the task of establishing a roadblock deep within enemy held territory in the Laksam Sector on the Eastern Front. He infiltrated his company through enemy lines, established a roadblock and inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy. Subsequently, a company of his
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Name: Brig Arun Bhimrao Harolikar (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1971
Gazette Notification: 123 Pres/72,16.12.72
Citation:
Lieutenant Colonel Arun Bhimrao Harolikar, who was commanding a battalion of 5th Gorkha Rifles, was given the task of capturing an enemy position in the Eastern Sector. When two assaulting companies were held up due to intense enemy fire, Lieutenant Colonel Harolikar led the
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Name: Gen Arun Shridhar Vaidya (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 16 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 9 Pres/66,1-1-66
Citation:
Lieutenant Colonel Arun Shridhar Vaidya was in command of Deccan Horse in the series of actions fought by his unit from the 6 to 11 September 1965 in Asal Uttar and Cheema (Punjab) in the operations against
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Name: Gen Arun Shridhar Vaidya (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 22 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Brigadier Arun Shridhar Vaidya was commander of an armoured brigade in the Zafanval sector during the operations against Pakistan on the Western Front. He moved his brigade swiftly to get to grips with the enemy, and took the enemy tanks by surprise. He employed his tanks
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Name: Brig Arvind Nilkanth Jatar (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 08 Apr 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26.1.50
Citation:
On 8 April 1948,4 Dogra supported by Central India Horse less two squadrons attacked Barawali in J&K. Captain Jatar went with the leading company in the attack. When the company was held up by heavy enemy medium machine gun fire, he moved across the bullet and mortar-swept
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Name: Capt Arvind Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1987 Pawan Sri Lanka
Date of Award: 22 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: 34 Pres/88 26.1.88
Citation:
Lieutenant Arvind Singh was Officer-in-Charge of Indian Marine Special (IMSF) team which along with 10 para Commandos was given certain specific tasks as part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force operation in Sri Lanka. Lieutenant Singh leading a team broke out from
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Name: Maj Asa Ram Tyagi
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 21 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 127 Pres/65,16-10-65
Citation:
On the night of 21 September 1965, Major Asa Ram Tyagi personally led the leading platoon of a company of a Jat Battalion to capture an enemy position in Dograi village in Pakistan, which was defended by a troop of tanks, covering pillboxes and recoilless guns. While assaulting the enemy
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Name: Cmde Babru Bahan Yadav (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Babru Bahan Yadav was the squadron commander of a division of ships, which formed part of the task group of the Western Fleet ordered to carry out an offensive sweep on the enemy coast off Karachi on the night of 4 December 1971. Notwithstanding the threat of enemy air, surface
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Name: Maj Baljit Singh Randhawa
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 17 May 1965
Gazette Notification: 65 Pres/65,8-7-65
Citation:
A company of the Rajput Regiment in the Kargil Sector, commanded by Major Baljit Singh Randhawa, attacked a strongly held Position at 0200 hours on 17 May 1965. The company came under heavy mortar, light machine gun and small arms fire. Without regard for his own safety, Major
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Name: Maj Balwan Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: Vijay - Kargil
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1999
Gazette Notification: 7 Pres/2000,15.8.99
Citation:
On 03 July 1999 Lieutenant Balwan Singh with his Ghatak platoon was tasked to assault the 'Tiger Hill Top' from the North Eastern direction as part of a multi pronged attack. The route to the objective situated at a height of 16,500 feet was snowbound and interspersed with crevasses
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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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