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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: Cdr Vijai Prakash Kapil, VrC, NM


Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 10 Dec 1971

Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan, Lieutenant Vijai Prakash Kapil was with a small naval unit which was part of a force which attacked the harbours of Mangla and Khulna on 7 December 1971. During the attack, his ship came under heavy air attack and had to be temporarily abandoned. Despite the danger to his life, he continued to help his men out of the ship and carried the wounded to land. After having landed his men ashore, he attacked the enemy ground forces and silenced them.

Throughout, Lieutenant Kapil 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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