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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 (Buzz) Aruna Kumar Datta, VrC (retd)


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, Flight Lieutenant Aruna Kumar Datta flew several operational missions. On 12 December, while he was escorting a strike mission, the leader of the mission spotted two enemy F-104 aircraft constituting direct threat to our strike force. Both the enemy aircraft were immediately engaged by Flight Lieutenant Datta and his leader. Flight Lieutenant Datta got behind one of the enemy aircraft but it rolled out and attempted to escape. With great skill, he maneuvered his aircraft behind the enemy and fired both his missiles and destroyed the enemy aircraft.

In this action, Flight Lieutenant Datta displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.



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

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