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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.

 

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Vir Chakra (VrC)
Awardee: Lt Cdr (X) Rajat Kumar Sen, VrC


Gazette Notification: 78 Pres/72,17-6-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 09 Dec 1971

Citation:
Lieutenant Commander Rajat Kumar Sen was the supply officer of the INS Khukri, which sank in the Arabian Sea after a Pakistani submarine attack. On 9 December whilst carrying out an anti-submarine hunt, Khukri was hit by a torpedo. On realising the danger to his men, Lieutenant Commander Sen went below to get his men to safety. In the meantime, the ship was hit by another torpedo. Despite the fact that the chances of his survival were getting less every second, he continued to help his men to safety and in so doing made the supreme sacrifice.

Throughout, Lieutenant Commander Sen displayed courage and devotion to duty of a high order.



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PVC : 21
MVC : 219
VrC : 1317
Branches
Air Force : 224
Army : 1249
BSF : 13
Civillian : 3
CRPF : 1
Navy : 67

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