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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: Cdr TS Ashok Kumar, VrC

Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 10 Dec 1971

During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Sub-Lieutenant Ashok Kumar was with an Indian naval unit of the Eastern Fleet. On 10 December during the attack by Indian naval ships on the port of Khulna, Sub-Lieutenant Ashok Kumar came under heavy gun fire from enemy shore batteries. Though he was injured in the action and surrounded by the enemy, he led his men into battle and, in complete disregard of his personal safety, overpowered an enemy unit.

In the hand-to-hand fighting that resulted in the fall of Khulna, despite his injuries he led his men into a very successful attack. In this action, Sub-Lieutenant Ashok Kumar displayed gallantry, determination and leadership of a high order. 

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