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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: 2nd Lt. Ashok Kumar Singh, VrC


Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971

Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, as a pilot in a fighter bomber squadron Flight Lieutenant Ashok Kumar Singh flew 15 missions deep inside enemy territory in the face of heavy ground and air opposition. OR 17 December he was ordered to undertake a photo reconnaissance mission which involved flying the aircraft at extreme range and over a target which was heavily defended. While he was over the target, his aircraft was hit by enemy ground fire resulting in leakage of fuel. Undeterred and incomplete disregard of his personal safety, he completed the mission and landed safely with critical fuel state, and brought back vital information. In this action, Flight Lieutenant Ashok Kumar Singh displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.


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MVC : 219
VrC : 1317
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Army : 1249
BSF : 13
Civillian : 3
CRPF : 1
Navy : 67

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