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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: Fg Offr Sudhir Tyagi, VrC

Gazette Notification: 74 Pres74,26-1-74
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 04 Dec 1971

On 4 December 1971, Flying Officer Sudhir Tyagi was No.2 in a two-aircraft strike mission over Murid airfield. When attacking the enemy airfield, he spotted an enemy aircraft close on the tail ofthe leader of the mission. He engaged the aircraft and shot it down. An enemy Mirage and two Sabres closed in on him. In the ensuing battle, in spite of being outnumbered, he fought valiantly though his aircraft was shot down. Throughout this operation, Flying Officer Tyagi displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

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