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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: Lt Cdr Vijai Jerath, VrC


Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 09 Dec 1971

Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Lieutenant Commander Vijai Jerath was the commanding officer of an Indian naval unit. On the night of 8 December, he led his ship into the approaches to Karachi and despite the enemy's shore gun batteries and possibility of an air attack, he was able to sink at least two enemy ships. The task force of which he was a member destroyed four ships and in addition attacked military targets at Karachi.

In this action Lieutenant Commander Vijai Jerath displayed gallantry, leadership 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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