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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: AVM Bhupendra Kumar Bishnoi, VrC (retd)

Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 07 Sep 1965

Squadron Leader Bhupendra Kumar Bishnoi arrived at Halwara on 7 September 1965 for taking part in air operations against Pakistan. Within a period of 15 days, he carried out 16 operational missions of which seven were in close support of the army in the Kasur/Lahore Sector.

When the enemy ran short of ammunition in the Kasur region, Squadron Leader Bishnoi with a formation of four aircraft destroyed a train carrying ammunition at Raiwing railway station. The denial of this vital supply was a major factor in causing the enemy to withdraw its armour from this sector with heavy loses.

In his other offensive sorties he destroyed or damaged at least ten enemy tanks, armoured vehicles and gun emplacements. Although his aircraft was hit on three different occasions he pressed home his attacks.

Throughout these operations, Squadron Leader Bishnoi displayed courage and leadership in the highest traditions of the Air Force.

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