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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.



Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Awardee: AVM Vidya Bhushan Vasisht, MVC, VM (retd)

Gazette Notification: 20 Pres/72,12-2-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 03 Dec 1971

Wing Commander Vidya Bhushan Vasisht, Commanding Officer of an operational squadron, led a group of heavy bombers of his squadron in two attacks on an important enemy fuel and ammunition dump at Changa Manga forest on 3 and 4 December 1971. in spite of heavy enemy ground fire, Wing Commander Vasisht pressed home the attack and caused severe damage to the target. On the night of 5 December he lad a formation of his bombers, this time to attack enemy positions in the Haji Pir Pass in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. In spite of the inherent hazards of low-level flying in mountains and heavy antiaircraft fire, he pressed home the attack and achieved marked success in hitting enemy positions. 

Wing Commander Vasisht displayed leadership, exceptional devotion to duty, and conspicuous bravery in repeatedly leading attacks against heavily defended enemy targets.

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