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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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Awards

Awardee Name: Service: Medal:
Operation:
Name: L/Nk Dhan Bahadur Gurung
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 07 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 134 Pres/65,16-10-65
Citation:
Rifleman Dhan Bahadur Gurung was a newly trained rifleman in a platoon of Gorkha Regiment, which was to capture an enemy stronghold in the Sialkot Sector on the night of 7 September 1965. Rifleman Gurung went forward with his platoon commander to the
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Name: Nk Dhan Bahadur Rai
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 07 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
On 7 December 1971, our troops operating in an area in the Western Sector were heavily attacked by enemy aircraft. The enemy employed six to eight aircraft in each mission and repeatedly strafed and bombed our troops. During one such raid, Rifleman Dhan Bahadur Rai came out of his
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Name: Hony Capt Dhan Raj Sharma
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22.1.88
Citation:
A vital post at an altitude of approximately 18,000 feet on the Saltore ridge in the Siachen Glacier area was held by a section strength of a unit of the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry. Towards the south of this feature was an adversary's post which was used by them as base for launching
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Name: Lt Col Dhan Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 11 Dec 1947
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
A Patrol consisting of one company of Kumaon Regiment was detailed to clear raiders from a ridge in the area of Uri on 11 December 1947. Jemadar Dhan Singh’s platoon was leading. The patrol reached up to about 400 yards from the top of the
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Name: Col Dhan Singh Adhikari
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 13 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Captain Dhan Singh Adhikari was serving with a battalion of Dogra Regiment. He was given the task of finding the exact layout of certain enemy defences in the Western Sector. Unmindful of his safety, he crawled close to the
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Name: Lt Col Dhan Singh Thapa
Award: Param Vir Chakra (PVC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 20 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 6Pres./62,12-11-62
Citation:
Major Dhan Singh Thapa was in command of a forward post in Ladakh. On 20 October 1962 the post was attacked by the Chinese in overwhelming strength after being subjected to intensive artillery and mortar bombardment. Under his gallant command the greatly outnumbered
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Name: L/Nk Dhani Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 23 May 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
At Machhoi in J & K on 23 May 1948, during an attack on a feature, Lance Naik Dhani Ram was in command of the right forward section of the right leading platoon. It was caught in enemy automatic crossfire. He lost two men and his section was definitely
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Name: Hav Dhansi Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 20 Apr 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 20April1948, during an attack on a hill feature north of the river Jhelum, Lance Naik Dhansi Ram was section commander of a platoon of 4 Kumaon Regiment. The platoon was given the task of protecting the right flank. While they were advancing, they came
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Name: Rfn Dhanush Dhari Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 25 Feb 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Sep Dharajit Singh Chahar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 13 Jan 1989
Gazette Notification: 33 Pres/90, 26-1-90
Citation:
Sepoy Dharajit Singh Chahar of 4 Jat was a member of a party which laid an ambush against the militants at the road crossing on Vavuniya-Mannar Road in Sri Lanka on 13 January, 1989. At about 0850 hours, he spotted a group of militants approaching
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Name: Lt Col Dharam Chand Dhilan
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 27 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 70 Pres/62,12-11-62
Citation:
Signalman Dharam Chand Dhilan was in charge of the signal communications of a post in Ladakh, which was shelled and attacked by the Chinese on 27 October 1962. When a direct hit destroyed the wireless set he took up a position in the trenches and
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Name: Lt Col Dharam Singh (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 08 Nov 1948
Gazette Notification: 9 Pres/52,26.1.52
Citation:
On the night of 7 November 1948, during the attack on a feature, Lieutenant Colonel Dharam Singh led his battalion extremely well over a difficult country and against a determined enemy To capture the feature, he fought five actions in pitch darkness without artillery support. This officer was
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Name: Nb Sub Dharam Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 27 Aug 1948
Gazette Notification: 70 Pres/62,12-11-62
Citation:
Lance Havildar Dharam Singh was commander of a post in Ladakh. This post was attacked by a large number of Chinese on 22 October 1962. The attack was supported by heavy mortar. In spite of heavy odds, he held the post for two days and his gallant action
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Name: Nb Sub Dharam Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 04 Oct 1965
Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Citation:
On 4 October, 1965, a company of Sikh Light Infantry Regiment, in which Sepoy Dharam Singh was serving, was ordered to clear an encroachment on a feature near Kalidhar in Jammu & Kashmir, which had been made by Pakistani forces notwithstanding the cease-fire. When its advance was
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Name: Nk Dharam Singh Thapa
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 21 Jun 1950
Gazette Notification: 7 Pres 50, 21-6-50
Citation:
On the night of 14 November 1948, Lance Naik Dharam Singh Thapa commanded a forward section of a company, which attacked a slope of a heavily defended feature in Jammu and Kashmir State. He led his section halfway up the hill, but soon came under very close fire from two enemy
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Name: Col Dharam Vir Singh (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1972
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
A battalion of the Grenadiers was given the task of capturing a heavily defended enemy position at Chakra on the Western Front. During the attack, the enemy brought down intense artillery and small arms fire, inflicting heavy casualties on our troops. Major D. V Singh, commanding the
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Name: Sep (N/A) Dharampal Singh Dahiya
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 18 Nov 1962
Gazette Notification: 17 Pres 64, 26-1-64
Citation:
Sepoy Nursing Assistant Dharampal Singh Dahiya was attached to a company of Kumaon Regiment deployed at Rezangla in Ladakh. On 18 November 1962, the Chinese attacked the company post in large numbers, supported by overwhelming
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Name: Maj Gen Dharitri Kumar Palit
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 18 May 1948
Gazette Notification: 10 Pres 52,26-1-52
Citation:
On night of 17 May 1948, Lieutenant Colonel Dharitri Kumar Palit, Commanding 319th Gorkha Rifles, was ordered to capture a hill feature, which was very strongly held by two battalions of the enemy. At midnight the forward company came up against very heavy opposition halfway up to
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Name: Maj Dhirendra Nath Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 18 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 72 Pres 66, 30-9-66
Citation:
On 18 September 1965, Major Dhirendra Nath Singh was commanding a company of Kumaon Regiment which was ordered to capture Keri. The assaulting platoons which rushed forward soon ran into an enemy minefield covered by LMGs, MMGs and
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Name: Hav Dhondi Ram Bhansode
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 06 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
On 5 December 1971, while commanding a detachment of an air defence battery guarding an installation, Naik Dhondi Ram Bhansode directed the fire of his
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Name: Hav Dhondu Jadhav
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 15 Nov 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
Sepoy Dhondu Jadhav was No.2 of MMG attached to a battalion of Kumaon Regiment. On 14 April 1948, the advancing company came under heavy automatic fire from a dominating feature in the Rajouri Sector of J&K. Sepoy Dhondu Jadhav cleverly built cover for his gun on hilltop and
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Name: Rfn Dhonkal Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 30 Apr 1948
Gazette Notification: 2Pres/50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 30 April 1948, in order to reach the objective Point 8370 South of Uri, Rifleman. Dhonkal Singh's platoon had to make its way along a narrow ridge covered with pinewood. As it came within 30 yards of an enemy 'sangar', the enemy opened fire with LMG. Rifleman Dhonkal Singh, the
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Name: Sub (Hony Capt) Dhyan Singh Rawat
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 17 Jun 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 18 May 1948, a platoon of3 Garhwal Rifles, while attacking the Trahgam Ridge, came under heavy enemy mortar and small arms fire. The platoon ran short of ammunition. Jemadar Dhyan Singh Rawat volunteered to carry ammunition to the platoon. He carried the ammunition right up
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Name: Nk Digendra Kumar
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: Vijay - Kargil
Date of Award: 15 Aug 1999
Gazette Notification: 17 Pres/2000,15.8.99
Citation:
Naik Digendra Kumar was commander of the light machine gun group during his company's assault on Tololing feature in the Drass sector. The objective was to capture a well-fortified enemy
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Name: L/Hav Dil Bahadur Chettri (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 21 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Rifleman Dil Bahadur Chettri was in a battalion of Gorkha Rifles, which was given the task of clearing the enemy from Atgram on the Eastern Front. This was a well-fortified position and was held in strength by the enemy. During the assault, the enemy brought down
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Meetings

Stats

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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