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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/Hav Ganga Dhar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Naik Ganga Ram was leading section of a company on an enemy position at Radio Katanga in Congo on 13 September 1961. The assault came under heavy enemy fire. Undaunted, Naik Ganga Pam charged the enemy position and with complete disregard for
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Name: Nb Sub Ganga Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1961 Vijay - Goa Liberation
Date of Award: 13 Sep 1961
Gazette Notification: 19 Pres 62, 26-1-62
Citation:
Ganga Ram was leading section of a company on an enemy position at Radio Katanga in Congo on 13 September 1961. The assault came under heavy enemy fire. Undaunted, Naik Ganga Pam charged the enemy position and with complete disregard for his
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Name: L/Nk Ganga Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22-1-88
Citation:
Lance Naik Ganga Ram was deployed in Sri Lanka as part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force. He was part of the assault team tasked to raid and destroy the militants' headquarters in the heart of Jaffna town on 12 October 1987. Unmindful of his
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Name: Hony Capt Ganga Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 14 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
On 14 December 1971, Sepoy Ganga Singh was the light machine gunner with a company of the Kumaon Regiment, which was assigned the task of assaulting Maynamati Cantonment in the Eastern Sector. The company was pinned down due to
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Name: Capt Gautam Mubayi
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 02 Nov 1965
Gazette Notification: 9 Pres/66,1-1-66
Citation:
On the night of 2 November 1965 a company of Dogra Regiment in which Captain G. Mubayi was commanding a platoon in the Mendhar Sector, J&K, was ordered to take possession of a strongly defended feature which notwithstanding the ceasefire had been encroached upon by Pakistani
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Name: Maj Gautam Shasikumar Khot
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Vijay - Kargil
Date of Award: 26 Jan 2000
Gazette Notification: 63 Pres/2000, 26.1.2000
Citation:
Major Gautam Shasikumar Khot moved to 'Operation Vijay' area on 5 July 1999. In a short span of time, he had flown almost 70 hours, piloting helicopters in difficult high altitude areas in trying weather conditions, landing at unprepared helipads and saving many lives of his comrades at
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Name: PA Nk Ghama Oraon
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1991
Gazette Notification: 55 Pres/91, 26-1-91
Citation:
While operating as the leading scout of a subsidiary column forming part of the operation Silver Fish conducted to search-and destroy militants in the dense jungles of Rugam, Sri Lanka, on 4 August, 1989, Sepoy Ghama Oraon encountered four militants armed with lethal weapons. The
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Name: Nb Sub Ghan Bahadur Sahi
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 01 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 72 Pres,66,30-9-66
Citation:
On 1 September 1965, a company of Gorkha Rifles, while proceeding to Sonemarg, was ambushed by Pakistani infiltrators. While one of its platoons was chasing the enemy uphill, an enemy LMG halted its further advance for a while. Rifleman Ghan Bahadur Sahi, who was in the right
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Name: L/Nk Ghulam Mohd Khan
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1999
Gazette Notification: 113Pres/98,15-8-99
Citation:
On 07 June 1999, Lance Naik Ghulam Mohd Khan of 12 Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry was Rocket Launcher Number 1 of Alfa Company which was tasked to capture Point 5203 in the Kargil Sector, a feature strongly held by the
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Name: L/Hav Gian Chand
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 15 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Lance Havildar Gian Chand was a platoon commander in a battalion of Rajput Regiment, which had put up a roadblock in an area in the Eastern Sector. The enemy made repeated attempts to dislodge our troops from the roadblock by bringing down
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Name: Sep Gian Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 29 May 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 29 May 1948, a company of I Para Punjab was defending two ridges in J&K. The enemy launched repeated attacks at dawn on 20 May under cover of heavy MMG and mortar fire and crept up within 50 yards of the forward platoon position. Sepoy Gian Singh was
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Name: Sub Gian Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 25 Nov 1948
Gazette Notification: 10 Pres 52,26-1-52
Citation:
Lance Naik Gian Singh was the Bren-gunner of the forward section of his platoon. On 25 November 1948, the section was advancing to capture a hill feature. The enemy position was very close and the axis of advance was only over a ridge. There was
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Name: L/Nk Gian Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 25 Nov 1948
Gazette Notification: 34 Pres 57, 15-8-57
Citation:
On 25 November 1948, Lance Naik Gian Singh was in the foremost section of a column which was advancing on a hill feature in Poonch. Advance towards the enemy position lay over a narrow ridge with a deep fall on either side and there was an enemy light
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Name: Nk Gian Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1961 Vijay - Goa Liberation
Date of Award: 13 Sep 1961
Gazette Notification: 19 Pres 62, 26-1-62
Citation:
On 13 September 1961, Lance Naik Gian Singh was second-in-command of a section in Elizabethville in Congo, which had been ordered to clear the post office building of the gendarmerie. In the action, a burst from an enemy light machine gun hit
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Name: Nb Sub Gian Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 23 May 1972
Gazette Notification: 37 Pres 73,16-6-73
Citation:
Naib Subedar Gian Singh was on a patrol in the Amritsar Sector. The enemy opened up with heavy automatic and small arms fire. In utter disregard of his personal safety, he rushed forward and started returning the fire from behind the cover of a raised
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Name: Col Gilbert Anthony Wright
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 06 May 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 6 May 1948, starting at dusk, a company of2 Punjab under Major GA Wright advanced to climb a dominating feature in the Kalal Ridge through broken precipitous and mountainous country. After a non-stop advance throughout the night, the company reached within the enemy stronghold
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Name: Hav Girdhari Lal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 16 May 1965
Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Citation:
On 16 May, 1965, in the Kargil Sector in J & K our troops were ordered to capture a dominating feature held by the enemy forces in depth, from where they were bringing down accurate 3 inch mortar, light machine gun and small arms fire on the leading troops. Without regard for
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Name: Lt Col Girdhari Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 26 Feb 1948
Gazette Notification: 10 Pres 52,26-1-52
Citation:
From December 1947 to March 1948, Lieutenant Colonel Girdhari Singh was commanding a unit at Chhamb, which was in an isolated position and situated very close to the Pakistan border. The enemy made all out efforts to capture this
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Name: L/Nk Gobardhan Adhikari
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 15 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
On 15 December 1971, a company of Gorkha Rifles was mopping up the enemy in an area in the Eastern Sector. Lance Naik Gobardhan Adhikari commanding a section was given the task of driving out the enemy from some built-up-area. While advancing, his section came under fire of a
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Name: Brig Gobind Singh Sharma
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1961 Vijay - Goa Liberation
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1961
Gazette Notification: 58 Pres 62,10-9-62
Citation:
On 5 December 1961, a company 311 GR commanded by Major Gobind Singh Sharma was ordered to clear an enemy road block at a vital communication centre in the Congo. The enemy was occupying well dug-in positions and was supported by heavy medium machine guns and
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Name: Nk Gokal Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 13 Sep 1967
Gazette Notification: 25 Pres/68, 26-1-68
Citation:
On 13 September 1967, Sepoy Gokal Singh was a member of a detachment of recoilless gun, which had been given the task of destroying the Chinese bunkers on South Shoulder at Nathu Lal Despite intense shelling by artillery and mortars on his
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Name: Maj Gopa Kumar Raman Pillai (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Captain Gopa Kumar Raman Pillai organised a mixed group of personnel into a highly motivated and effective team by his zeal, boundless energy and hard work. He successfully commanded his group in a series of bold and courageous actions against the enemy in the Eastern Sector. These
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Name: Lt Gen Gopal Krishan Duggal (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 17 Nov 1965
Gazette Notification: 72 Pres,66,30-9-66
Citation:
On 17 November 1965, Second Lieutenant Gopal Krishan was commanding a company of a battalion, which was ordered to clear an area in Rajasthan where the enemy had intruded after the cease-fire. After marching for the whole night
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Name: Col Gopal Krishan Trivedy
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 11 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
On 10th December 1971, Major Gopal Krishan Trivedi was commanding a company of Grenadiers during their attack in the Shakargarh Sector. This was a well-fortified position held in strength by the enemy and covered by an 800 yards deep minefield. During the attack, the assaulting troops
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Name: Hony Capt Gopal Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 13 Apr 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 13 April 1948, Subedar Gopal Ram was in command of a patty, which was ordered to lay an ambush at village Kulia near the Indo-Pakistan border. The platoon was in position by 0300 hrs. At 0930 hrs 30 armed civilians with about 30 men in
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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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