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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: 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: Inspector Chanan Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 22 Apr 1972
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Citation:
Naik Chanan Singh was commanding a section of the Border Security Force in a screen position in the Western Sector during the conflict with Pakistan. On 3 and 4 December 1971, the enemy launched seven attacks against this position in overwhelming
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Name: Asst Comdt Chandan Singh Chandel (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 10 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
On 10 December 1971, Shri Chandan Singh Chandel, who was commanding a company of the Border Security Force, led an attack on a strongly fortified enemy post in the Kutch Sector. The enemy was supported by mortars, machine guns
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Name: Asst Comdt GB Valankar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Assistant company Commander G B Valankar led his company with courage and confidence in their advance in the Eastern Sector. The advance was held up by stiff resistance from an enemy post, which was well fortified and held in strength by elements of the Pakistan Special Service
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Name: H. C. Hari Singh (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
On 14 December 1971, Shri Hari Singh, Head Constable of a company, was ordered to occupy the screen position ahead of an enemy post in the Rajasthan Sector. After he occupied the position, 50 to 60 Pakistani Rangers and irregulars supported by medium machine guns launched an
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Name: Dy Comdt Inderjit Singh Uppal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 20 Nov 1971
Gazette Notification: 80 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Shri Inderjit Singh Uppal of Border Security Force was commanding two companies deployed in an area in the Eastern Sector. After an enemy position was captured, one of the companies came under heavy fire from an enemy machine gun and was pinned down. In complete disregard of
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Name: Dy Comdt Joginder Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 30 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 80 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Shri Joginder Singh, Deputy Commandant, was in charge of a post of the Border Security Force in the Rajasthan Sector. On 17 December 1971, he was assigned the task of organising fire support for the units taking up defensive positions west
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Name: Asst Comdt Lalthawama Lushai (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 03 Apr 1971
Gazette Notification: 194 Pres 72,16-12-72
Citation:
On 4 December 1971, Assistant Commandant Lalthawama Lushai led a company attack on an enemy position in the Eastern Sector. He carried out a river crossing and long encircling movement at night and took the enemy completely by surprise, and ran over the position, inflicting heavy
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Name: H. C. Mohinder Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 03 Dec 1977
Gazette Notification: 80 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Head Constable Mohinder Singh was commanding a section post in the Border Security Force position in the Western Sector. On 3 December 1971, the enemy attacked this post with two rifle companies supported by divisional artillery fire. Head Constable Mohinder Singh inspired his men
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Name: Asst Comdt Nafe Singh Dalal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 24 Apr 1972
Gazette Notification: 37 Pres 73,16-6-73
Citation:
Assistant Commandant Nafe Singh Dalal was commanding a company of Border Security Force in the Western Sector. He led a platoon entrusted with the task of preventing any intrusion by the enemy into our territory. The leading section of the patrol came
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Name: Lt Col Noel Gregory O'Connor (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 15 Jan 1972
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Lieutenant Colonel N. G. O'Connor, commanding a battalion of Border Security Force, was given the task of capturing a well fortified enemy post during the operations in the Eastern Sector. He planned and executed the operations with competence and was in the forefront during the attack
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Name: Asst Comdt Ram Krishna Wadhwa
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 10 Dec 1972
Gazette Notification: 21 Pres/72,12.2.72
Citation:
The border Security Force picquet at Raja Mohtam near Mamdot on the western front had been occupied by the enemy on 5 December 1971. Shri R.K. Wadhwa, Assist. Commandant was assigned the task of recapturing it. He led his troops gallantly through heavily mined area and under
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Name: Nk Umed Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 06 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 80 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Naik Umed Singh was in charge of the mortar section at a picquet in the Western Sector. On 6 December 1971, the picquet was attacked by enemy in strength supported by intense mortar and automatic fire. Naik Umed Singh moved from one mortar position to another to inspire his
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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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