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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: Gp Capt Dilip Kumar Dass, VrC


Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72,27-1-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 06 Dec 1971

Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Squadron Leader Dilip Kumar Dass flew a number of operational missions. On 5 December, he was detailed on a mission to destroy a massive enemy thrust spearheaded by a tank regiment at Longewala. He carried out three strike missions on 5 December and one on 6 December and destroyed four tanks, a number of vehicles and troop concentrations despite heavy ground fire. His missions had a decisive effect in frustrating the enemy thrust. In this action, Squadron Leader Dass displayed gallantry, determination and professional skill 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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