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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: Cmde Babru Bahan Yadav, MVC (retd)

Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971

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 and submarine attack, the officer led his division of ships deep into enemy waters and encountered two groups of large enemy warships. Despite the heavy fire from enemy destroyers and at great risk to his ships and personnel, Commander Yadav led his squadron towards the enemy in a swift and determined attack. As a result, two enemy destroyers and one minesweeper were sunk.

In this operation, Commander Yadav displayed conspicuous gallantry and leadership of a high order in the best traditions of the Indian Navy. 

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