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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.



Vir Chakra (VrC)
Awardee: Gp Capt Apramjeet Singh, VrC

Gazette Notification: 37 Pres 73,16-6-73
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 08 Dec 1971

During the India-Pakistan conflict of December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Apramjeet Singh flew 21 operational sorties consisting of escort and sweep missions deep inside enemy territory. On 8 December 1971, while flying as No. 2 in the Chhamb Sector, his formation encountered heavy enemy ground fire in which his leader was shot down. His own aircraft was also hit and sustained heavy damage. Despite the fact that the aircraft had become almost uncontrollable due to damage to its port wing and many other systems becoming unserviceable, he displayed exemplary skill and courage in bringing his aircraft back to base safely. In this action Flight Lieutenant Apramjeet Singh displayed gallantry and professional skill of a high order. 

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