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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 Ajit Singh Lamba, VrC

Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 01 Sep 1965

As a Hunter pilot, Squadron Leader Ajit Singh Lamba flew a total of 15 operational sorties, 11 in close support of the army in the Kasur and Lahore Sectors. He showed great skill and determination in seeking out enemy targets and pressing home his attacks in spite of intense ground fire and the presence of enemy interceptor aircraft. He successfully destroyed several enemy tanks and vehicles. 

His achievement in the destruction of enemy guns and armour near Harbanspura railway station was especially noteworthy because of the heavy defences surrounding these locations. Throughout the operations, Squadron Leader Lamba showed a marked keenness for action and was always an immediate and ready volunteer for any mission. His courage and devotion to duty inspired other pilots and were in the finest traditions of the Air Force.

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