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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: Air Cmde Ashok Prataprao Shinde, VrC


Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72,27-1-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971

Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Squadron Leader Ashok Pratap rao Shinde led a number of ground attack missions in support of our troops. On two occasions, he was responsible for blunting the advance of enemy armour in the Chhamb-Jaurian Sector. With utter disregard for his personal safety, he led his formation in a determined attack knocking out seven enemy tanks and 27 vehicles despite heavy anti aircraft fire. This action had a decisive effect and relieved enemy pressure on our ground forces in this sector. Throughout, Squadron Leader Shinde displayed gallantry, determination and leadership of a high order. 


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

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