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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 Cdr Anup Verma
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 22 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22-1-88
Citation:
Lieutenant Anup Verma was second-in-command of the IMSF team which, along with 12 Para Commandos, was tasked to reinforce the security of Jaffna port and to secure and hold the Navanturai coastal road for the safe and speedy link-up of 41 Brigade with
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Name: Vice Adm Arun Prakash
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 21 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Lieutenant Arun Prakash was one of the two naval pilots on deputation to the Indian Air Force. On 4 December he led an Indian Air Force strike mission to an enemy airfield. In this mission, he destroyed enemy's heavy transport on
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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: Cdr TS Ashok Kumar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 10 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Sub-Lieutenant Ashok Kumar was with an Indian naval unit of the Eastern Fleet. On 10 December during the attack by Indian naval ships on the port of Khulna, Sub-Lieutenant Ashok Kumar came under
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Name: Lt Cdr Ashok Roy
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 10 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Lieutenant Commander Ashok Roy was in command of a detachment of two anti-submarine and reconnaissance aircraft of the Indian Navy. On 10 December, an enemy surface force was reported at sea attempting to attack a
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Name: Capt Ashwani Kumar Mehra
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 13 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 74 Pres.72 1-6-72
Citation:
Lieutenant Commander Ashwani Kumar Mehra was the pilot of the Indian naval aircraft, which carried out continued strikes on enemy-held ports in Bangladesh during the December 1971 operations. He took part in nine strike missions against the
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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: Cdr Bahadur Nariman Kavina
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 18 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Citation:
Lieutenant Commander Bahadur Nariman Kavina was the commanding officer of an Indian naval ship, which attacked Karachi on December 1971. Despite enemy's shore batteries and the possibility of an air attack, he repeatedly led his ship on to the enemy forces. His inspiring leadership
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Name: Capt Baleyada Muthanna Cariappa
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 21 Jun 1999
Gazette Notification: 63 Pres/2000, 26.1.2000
Citation:
On the night of20 June 1999, Captain Baleyada Muthanna Cariappa and his column formed part of the battalion group tasked to capture point 5203 in Jammu & Kashmir, a feature strongly held by the enemy where earlier attempts had failed. After treacherous and a
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Name: Vice Adm Benoy Roy Chowdhury
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 74 Pres.72 1-6-72
Citation:
Commander Benoy Roy Chaowdhury was the engineer officer of the INS Vikrant, which was called upon to carry out patrolling of waters off Bangladesh during the period of hostilities against Pakistan in December 1971. This task included operations of fighter-bombers and
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Name: Cmde Bipinchandra Bhaskar Bhagwat
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 16 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Lieutenant Bipinchandra Bhaskar Bhagwat was the pilot of a naval aircraft, which carried out repeated strikes on enemy held ports in Bangladesh. Despite the fact that enemy harbour guns and
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Name: Capt Chandra Kant
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 14 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Captain Chandra Kant was attached to an infantry brigade operating in the Shakargarh Sector. On 10 December 1971, during an engagement with the enemy, the infantry company suffered some casualties. Captain Chandra Kant was detailed to
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Name: P/O Chiman Singh (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 08 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Leading Seaman C. Singh was member of a ship which attacked enemy targets in the Mongla and Khulna area during the period 8 to 11 December 1971. While operating off Khulna his boat was sunk. He was very badly wounded by shrapnel. Enemy shore defences opened fire at
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Name: Lt Cdr Deepak Aggarwal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 22 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22-1-88
Citation:
Following the Indo-Sri Lanka Peace accord, operational necessity dictated the institution of joint patrols in the Palk Bay and on the Sri Lanka Coast to prevent the illicit movement of men and material. This extremely hazardous task was given to
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Name: Capt Devinder Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Captain Devinder Singh who was commanding a company of Rajput Regiment, was assigned the task of raiding enemy machine gun positions in the Eastern Sector. As the leading platoon reached the forward bunkers, the enemy brought down a heavy volume
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Name: Capt Eshwar Narayan Iyengar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 21 Nov 1962
Gazette Notification: 57 Pres 64, 23-4-64
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Cdr George Martis
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 10 Jan 1972
Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Lieutenant Commander George Martis was the leader of naval force, which operated off the coast of enemy held territories in Bangladesh. He was called upon to operate his unit inside enemy held territory to provide information
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Name: Capt Harish Chander Gujral (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 22 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 70 Pres/62,12-11-62
Citation:
On 22 October 1962, 2nd Lieutenant Harish Chander Gujral was sent with reinforcements to takeover command of one of our forward posts in Ladakh and hold it till further orders. With determination and courage he broke through the enemy ring around the
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Name: Lt Cdr Inder Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 04 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 74 Pres.72 1-6-72
Citation:
In December 1971, Lieutenant Commander Inder Singh, commanding officer of a naval unit of the Eastern Fleet, was ordered to patrol the approaches to Visakhapatnam against enemy submarine attack. On the night of 3 December, he attacked a Pakistan submarine, which was trying
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Name: Cmde Inderjit Sharma
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Citation:
Lieutenant Commander Inderjit Sharma was the Commanding Officer of an Indian naval ship, which attacked Karachi on the night of4 December 1971. Despite enemy's shore gun batteries and possibility of air attack, he repeatedly led his ship on to the enemy forces. His inspiring leadership
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Name: Capt Jagdish Chander Gosain
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 14 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Citation:
On the night of 13 December 1971, Captain Jagdish Chander Gosain was detailed as forward observation officer with a leading company in the attack on an enemy defended area in the Western Sector. The attack was held up due to effective fire from cement
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Name: Cmde Jagdish Chandra Puri
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Captain Jagdish Chandra Puri was the commanding officer of an Indian naval unit of the Eastern Fleet. Throughout the operations, he was called upon to operate within enemy waters, where there was constant danger to his ship
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Name: Capt Jainarayan Singh Bisht
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1991
Gazette Notification: 55 Pres/91, 26-1-91
Citation:
On 20 April 1999, on receiving information about the militants hiding in the area of Chulipuram, Jaffna, Sri Lanka, Captain Jainarayan Singh Bisht quickly organised a raid on the hideout and himself led the assault on the militants. Despite heavy volume of
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Name: Lt Cdr (X) Jayanta Kumar Roy Choudhury
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 10 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Lieutenant Commander Jayanta Kumar Roy Choudhury was the commanding officer of an Indian Naval Unit. He was given the task of attacking enemy held ports in Bangladesh. Despite the shore defences and the danger from enemy
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Name: Capt Jintu Gogoi
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 30 Jun 1999
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/2000,15-8-99
Citation:
On the night of 29/30 June 1999 during "Operation Vijay", Captain Jintu Gogoi wad tasked to evict the enemy from ridge line Kala Pathar near the Line of control in general area of Juber
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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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