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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: Vice Adm Benoy Roy Chowdhury, AVSM, VrC

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

Commander Benoy Roy Chaowdhury was the engineer officer of the INS Vikrant, which was called upon to carry out patrolling of waters off Bangladesh during the period of hostilities against Pakistan in December 1971. This task included operations of fighter-bombers and anti-submarine aircraft from the "Vikrant" for attacks on enemy ships and patrol duties. Commander Benoy Roy Chowdhury, by his ceaseless efforts, made every equipment available for these attacks thus contributing to their success. Throughout, Commander Roy Chowdhury displayed commendable courage and professional skill. 

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