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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: Gp Capt Ajoy Kumar Majumdar, VrC

Gazette Notification: 133 Pres/65, 22-9-65
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 20 Sep 1965

On 20 September 1965, as leader of a section of two Gnat aircraft, Flight Lieutenant Ajoy Kumar Majumdar was ordered to "scramble" along with two Hunter aircraft for patrol duty over the Lahore Sector. The section was surprised by four enemy Sabre jet aircraft. Acting with great presence of mind, Flight Lieutenant Majumdar ordered the Hunters into a defensive turn and at the same time engaged the Sabres in an attempt to ward them off. In the ensuing battle he shot down one of the enemy aircraft. 

In this combat, Flight Lieutenant Majumdar displayed great skill and initiative in the best traditions of the Air Force.

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