Search awardees database :  

When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.
- U.S. Marine Corps

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: Wg Cdr Farokh Jehangir Mehta, VrC

Gazette Notification: 75 Pres/72, 17-6-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 13 Dec 1971

During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Squadron Leader Farokh Jehangir Mehta flew 22 operational missions of close air support in Kutch and Barmer Sectors and made successful strikes at Mirpur and Badin. He flew five counter air missions against Badin, Talahar and Masroor airfields. On 13 December, while he was on a strike mission to Talahar airfield, he was engaged by a Sabre. In the ensuing air battle he shot down the enemy aircraft. On another occasion, while he was on a close air support mission in Naya Chor area, he was attacked by a Sabre. He manoeuvred his aircraft with great skill and secured a hit at the enemy aircraft which was seen crashing.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Mehta displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Click here for Awardee's details



PVC : 21
MVC : 219
VrC : 1317
Air Force : 224
Army : 1249
BSF : 13
Civillian : 3
CRPF : 1
Navy : 67

© All rights reserved. Disclaimer | Privacy Policy

Powered by