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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: Cmde Padavupurackal Chandy Andrews, VrC


Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971

Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Captain Padavupurackal Chandy Andrews was the Commanding Officer of an Indian naval unit of the Western Fleet. During the Western Fleet's sorties towards the enemy coast, Captain Andrews was in charge of the detached units. Despite the air and submarine threat he led his group on to the missions. In one of the missions, his group was being continuously reported by enemy patrol aircraft and despite the threat of air attack, he led his forces and completed the mission.  

Throughout, Captain Andrews displayed gallantry, leadership and devotion to duty of a high order.


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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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