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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: Lt Cdr (X) Om Prakash Mehta, VrC, NM


Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971

Citation:
Lieutenant Commander Om Prakash Mehta was commanding a naval ship, which attacked Karachi on the night of4 December 1971. Despite enemy shore gun batteries and the possibility of air attack, he bravely led his ship on to the enemy forces. His inspiring leadership enabled the naval units to deliver a fatal blow to the Pakistan naval forces. It was as a result of his action, aided by other naval units, that the major part of enemy's surface fleet was destroyed in one action. In this action, Lieutenant Commander Mehta 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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