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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 Abdul Nasir Hanfee, VrC (retd)

Gazette Notification: 23 Pres/89,26.1.89
Operation: 1987 Pawan Sri Lanka
Date of Award: 27 Sep 1987

On 23 September 1987, Flight Lieutenant Abdul Nasir Hanfee was launched in Siachen area to assist the Army. Taking off in a short time, he undertook the much needed Army support missions in the area. At a time when all Indian forward posts were under attack and the demand for ammunition and other logistic support came up, Flight Lieutenant Hanfee rose to the occasion and accepted the challenge. Flying from sunrise to sunset in marginal weather conditions with frequent snow blizzards and whiteout conditions and frequent adversary shelling of the posts, he achieved 14 to 15 sorties a day for three continuous days, with total disregard to his personal safety. He single-handedly managed to provide the much-needed logistic support for two days which was a big morale booster for our troops in Siachen Glacier area. fighting in a hostile terrain.

In a restricted area where the guns were required to fire continuously to meet the adversary's challenge, he also showed exceptional professionalism by evacuating38 casualties in a single day from the area with undue disregard to his personal safety. 

Thus, Flight Lieutenant Abdul Nasir Hanfee exhibited high degree of professional skill and courage in the face of the adversary. 

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