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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.



Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Awardee: Air Mrshl Syed Shahid Hussain Naqvi, AVSM, VrC

Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 09 Dec 1971

During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Syed Shahid Hussain Naqvi was serving with a fighter squadron. He flew nineteen missions deep into enemy territory. On 9 December, while on visual tactical reconnaissance mission in an area in the Western Sector, he flew for nearly twelve minutes over the area despite heavy ground fire and brought back valuable information. He also flew a number of operational missions to three railway yards. Though these areas were heavily defended, he pressed home his attacks and set ablaze a number of trains carrying fuel and other stores. During these missions, his weapon delivery was accurate and effective and because of his tactics all our aircraft returned safe to base from their missions. 

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Naqvi displayed gallantry, skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

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