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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: Flt Lt Andre Rudolph Da Costa, VrC


Gazette Notification: 79 Pres/72,17-6-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 04 Dec 1971

Citation:
On 4 December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Andre Rudolph Da Costa flew an offensive sortie in Lal Munirhat in the Rangpur Sector. After successfully strafing Army targets, he attacked a goods train south of Lal Munirhat Bridge when he was hit. Although he tried to bring his aircraft back, it crashed and he was lulled. In this action, Flight Lieutenant Andre Rudolph Da Costa displayed gallantry of a high order. 


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PVC : 21
MVC : 219
VrC : 1317
Branches
Air Force : 224
Army : 1249
BSF : 13
Civillian : 3
CRPF : 1
Navy : 67

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