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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: Gp Capt Charanjit Singh Sandhu, VrC

Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72,27-1-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 08 Dec 1971

During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Squadron Leader Charanjit Singh Sandhu was in command of a helicopter unit. On 7 December, he personally led a special heliborne operation deep behind the enemy position in the Eastern Sector. During the first mission his force came under enemy fire but he successfully carried out the landing of his force. The same night, he flew an additional five similar missions. During the operations, he led a total of34 such hazardous missions.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Sandhu displayed gallantry, professional skill and leadership of a high order,

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