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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: Leading Electrician's Mate Kapallisai Raju, VrC

Gazette Notification: 74 Pres.72 1-6-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 10 Dec 1971

Kapallisai Raju was a member of a naval unit which attacked the port of Khulna. On 10 December 1971, while this force was Involved in action against enemy air and shore forces, some of the crew were landed in the port of Khulna to capture the port. Despite the fact that the landing party was under very heavy machine gun fire from enemy ground forces, Raju continued to lead his men in hand-to-hand fighting, which finally resulted in the capture of the port.

In this, action, Kapallisai Raju, leading electrical mechanic (power) displayed gallantry, determination and leadership of a high order. 

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