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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 Arun Laxman Deoskar, VrC


Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 08 Dec 1971

Citation:
During operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Arun Laxman Deoskar was a pilot in a fighter bomber squadron. He carried out a day counter air mission on any enemy airfield deep inside enemy territory and destroyed two aircraft on ground despite heavy enemy ground fire. On an earlier occasion, he had attacked an enemy airfield and damaged its installations. On his way back from this mission, he was engaged by a high performance enemy aircraft. Though his aircraft was damaged, he brought it back safely to base.

Throughout the operations, Flight Lieutenant Deoskar 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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