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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 (X) Joginder Krishan Suri, VrC


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

Citation:
Lieutenant Commander Joginder Krishan Suri was second in Command of INS Khukri, which sank in the Arabian Sea after a Pakistani submarine attack. On 9 December, 1971, when his ship was hit by enemy torpedoes, Lieutenant Commander Suri realizing the danger to his men, rushed and cut all the life saving floats and rafts and threw them in the sea. Despite the fact that the chances of his survival were getting less every second, he continued to guide his men to safety and managed to save a large number of them. in so doing he made the supreme sacrifice. 

Throughout, Lieutenant Commander Suri displayed courage and devotion to duty 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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