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Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
- Karl von Clausewitz

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: Maj Gen Atma Singh Hansra, AVSM, VrC


Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971

Citation:
On 5 December 1971, the enemy attacked the Longewala area in the Rajasthan Sector in overwhelming strength with armour and infantry. During the battle which lasted up to 11 December, Major Atma Singh Hansra of an Air Observation Post Flight, unmindful of the enemy fire, was continuously in the air spotting enemy moves and concentration of troops and armour and directing own armour and artillery fire against them. He also brought back valuable information. During one of the flights he had to forceland. With the assistance of own troops he brought the aircraft to a safe area, got if repaired and was on vigilance missions again. 

Throughout, Major Atma Singh Hansra displayed gallantry, determination 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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