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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 Winston Rabinder Sanjeeva Rao, VrC

Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 15 Dec 1971

During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Winston Rabinder Sanjeeva Rao was attached to a brigade in the Rajasthan area for duties as a forward air controller in the air contact team. On 5 December, a platoon came under heavy enemy artillery, mortar and machine gun fire. A company was rushed to help the patrol, and Flight Lieutenant Rao was detailed to accompany them. He rushed to the area on a camel and took up a position on a dominating sand dune, exposed to enemy positions so that he could effectively direct air strikes. He repeated this feat on 7, 11, 14 and 15 December and the air strikes forced the enemy to withdraw with heavy casualties in men and equipment.
Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Rao displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

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