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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: Wg Cdr Sudesh Kumar Dahar, VrC

Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 01 Sep 1965

Squadron Leader Sudesh Kumar Dahar was the leader of a Vampire force which went in action on 1 September 1965 in the Chhamb Sector, where a Pakistani force had crossed the border and attacked our positions with heavy armour: Squadron Leader Dahar led the first section which destroyed six enemy Patton tanks, one anti aircraft gun position, several trucks and many enemy troops in that area. His section of four vampires was attacked by anti- aircraft guns and also by Sabre jets. Skillfully handling the situation, he brought three aircraft safely back to base after a successful mission.

His complete disregard of his personal safety was a source of inspiration to the other pilots and his squadron continued to inflict crushing blows on the enemy, destroying enemy supply lines, petrol dumps, railway wagons, convoys and encampments. The courage and determination displayed by Squadron Leader Dahar were in the highest traditions of Air Force.

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