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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: Wg Cdr Balchandra Chengapa Karumbaya, VrC


Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 07 Dec 1971

Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flying Officer Balchandra Chengapa Karumbaya was serving with a fighter bomber squadron. He carried out two, counter air day operation missions to enemy airfields and destroyed a heavy transport aircraft on the ground and also caused extensive damage to permanent airfield installations in the face of heavy ground fire. In this action, Flying Officer Karumbaya displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.


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Stats

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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