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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: AVM Harbans Perminder Singh, VrC, VSM

Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971

During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Harbans Perminder Singh was serving with a bomber squadron. On 5 December, he was detailed on a mission to raid an enemy airfield involving deep penetration into enemy territory, which had adequate radar coverage. The target was well defended by enemy fighters and anti-aircraft guns. Despite this he reached the target and bombed it with accuracy. He also successfully completed six other missions.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Harbans Perminder Singh displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order

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