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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: Air Cmde Chandra Mohan Singla, VrC

Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72, 29-7-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 08 Dec 1971

During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Chandra Mohan Singla served with a helicopter unit in the Eastern Sector. On the night of 7 December, he flew an armed helicopter and gave cover to .a special heliborne Operation at Sylhet. During this mission, the enemy directed intense ground fire on him and his helicopter was hit in eight places. He still kept up the mission and gave air cover for 4.5 hours and fired 35 rockets at ground targets with exceptional accuracy. 

Thereafter, he continued to operate on such hazardous missions every night till 12 December at various places in enemy territory and deep behind enemy lines.

Throughout Flight Lieutenant Singla displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

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