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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: Cmde Jagdish Chandra Puri, VrC, VSM

Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971

During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Captain Jagdish Chandra Puri was the commanding officer of an Indian naval unit of the Eastern Fleet. Throughout the operations, he was called upon to operate within enemy waters, where there was constant danger to his ship from enemy mines and submarines. Undeterred, he carried out continuous probes into enemy defended harbours in Bangladesh. During one of these sorties an enemy submarine was sighted close to his ship. Captain Puri immediately swung into action and, without any regard for his safety, pressed the attack, which possibly resulted in destruction /damages to the submarine.

Throughout, Captain Puri displayed gallantry, leadership and devotion to duty of a high order.

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