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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: CPO Mughilissery Ouseph Thomachan, VrC

Gazette Notification: 74 Pres.72 1-6-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971

Mughilissery Ouseph Thomachan, Chief Petty Officer, was a member of the crew of an Indian naval ship, which attacked Karachi on the night of 4 December 1971. In the face of an imminent air attack and in the presence of enemy shore gun batteries, he led his men into the attack with utmost courage. His brave and inspiring leadership of the men working under him enabled the naval units to deliver a severe blow to the Pakistani surface fleet. In this action, Mughilissery Ouseph Thomachan, Chief Petty Officer, displayed commendable courage and leadership.

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