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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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Vir Chakra (VrC)
Awardee: Lt Cdr Deepak Aggarwal, VrC


Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22-1-88
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 22 Jan 1988

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 Indian Naval Seaward, Defence Boat T-56, a very small-sized ship with minimum facilities. The ship was commanded by Lieutenant Commander Deepak Aganval. 

The ship was deployed away from home base for long periods under severe constraints, during which water and rations had to be severely curtailed. Continuous vigil was maintained day and night, and this task intensified as the situation deteriorated, following violent action by LTTE militants. 

Lieutenant Commander Agarwal showed leadership skills and courage of a high order. Despite adverse conditions, he motivated his men and executed the ordered task with exemplary tenacity and skill. On the night of3 November 1987 at great personal risk, he landed para commandos and other personnel in pitch darkness in uncharted waters. Despite heavy opposing fire he remained undeterred and ensured the success of operations.

Lieutenant Commander Deepak Agarwal displayed gallantry, grit and exemplary leadership in the face of heavy odds.


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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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