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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: Flt Lt Cherry Hassand Rane, VrC

Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971

On 4 December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Cherry Hassand Rane led a strike mission over Hussainiwala and destroyed an enemy tank. He led a number of other missions over enemy territory in the face of enemy air and ground opposition. His missions had decisive effects on enemy ground forces in the Chhamb-Jaurian Sector. He destroyed four tanks and four vehicles in addition to deadly strikes over enemy concentration of troops and armour. On l7December, he carried out an attack on Lahore railway junction causing extensive damage. 

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Rane displayed gallantry, professional slull and devotion to duty of a high order.

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