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Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
- Karl von Clausewitz

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: Lt Col Gopal Singh (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Sub (Hony Lt) Gopal Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 27 Jul 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Nb Sub Gopal Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 27 Jul 1948
Gazette Notification: 10 Pres 52,26-1-52
Citation:
Lance Naik Gopal Singh was the Bren group commander of a section, which was holding a feature. At 0300 hours on 27 July 1948, the enemy put in a very strong attack supported by mortar, which was repulsed twice. As the enemy was
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Name: Maj Gopal Singh Chundawat
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 15 Aug 2000
Gazette Notification: 154 Pres/2000,15.8.2000
Citation:
On 22 January 2000, Major Gopal Singh Chundawat was tasked to lead a raid on an enemy post in Pallanwala Sector in Jammu & Kashmir. As commander of the task force, he planned, prepared and rehearsed the mission diligently In an
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Name: Hony Lt Gopal Singh Gusain
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 27 Aug 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 20 April 1948, a company of Royal Garhwal Rifles was ordered to capture a feature in J&K Subedar G.S. Gusain was in command of the leading platoon. The enemy was on high ground and opened up with heavy SA fire. Subedar Gusain crawled back about
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Name: Hony Lt Gopal Singh Gusain
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 17 Nov 1962
Gazette Notification: 56 Pres 63, 22-7-63
Citation:
On 17 November 1962, the Chinese attacked a company position ofGarhwal Rifles near the Nuranang bridge in NEFA. Naik Trilok Singh Negi was commanding a section of which Rifleman G.S. Gusain was a member. The enemy succeeded in bringing a medium machine gun very close to the
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Name: Sub Gopala Krishnan
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Havildar Gopala Krishnan was carrying out the dual duties of section commander and No. 1 of an air defence gun deployed for the protection o f t h e I r Force Signal Unit at Amritsar. On 5 December 1971, enemy Canberras raided this
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Name: Lt Col Gopalam Lakshminarayana Swamy
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 16 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Captain Gopalam Lakshminarayana Swamy was the officer in charge of the advance dressing station in an area in the Shakargarh Sector. On 16 December 1971, he was informed that the officer commanding and the RMO of an infantry battalion had died in enemy action and 67 casualties
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Name: 2nd Lt. Gopalkrishna Venkatesa Prasanna Rao
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 20 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 69 Pres/62,12-11-62
Citation:
2nd Lieutenant G.VP Rao was in command of a company in the Khinzemane Sector of NEFA. On 20 October 1962, his defended locality was shelled,' and heavily assaulted by an enemy infantry battalion supported by mortars. Although greatly outnumbered, his company withstood
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Name: Hav Gopinath Bhingardive
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 20 Apr 1965
Gazette Notification: 66 Pres/65, 8-7-65
Citation:
Havildar Gopinath Bhingardive was a mobile fire controller attached to a company at Sardar Post in the Kutch area. Despite constant firing by Pakistani intruders, he continued to man the observation post throughout his stay at the Sardar
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Name: Grenadier Gorakh Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 11 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Grenadier Gorakh Ram was a member of a company headquarters team of the Grenadiers during an attack on the enemy defence at Chakra in the Western Sector on the night of 10 December 1971. The company headquarters came under effective fire from an
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Name: Hony Capt Goverdhan 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, a company of Dogra Regiment, attacking an enemy position at Radio Katanga in Congo, faced fire from light machine guns, automatic rifles and grenades from all directions. Sepoy Goverdhan Singh located one of the light machine
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Name: Hav Govind Kamble
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 18 Nov 1962
Gazette Notification: 3 Pres/64, 1-1-64
Citation:
Havildar Govind Kamble of Mahar Regiment was in command of a medium machine gun section placed under the operational command of a company of Sikh Light Infantry, which was deployed on the forward slopes of Sela in NEFA to cover the withdrawal of a
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Name: Col Govind Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 16 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94Pres 72,19-8-72
Citation:
During the battle of the Basantar River, 4 Horse, which was establishing the bridgehead, came under heavy pressure, and it was decided to send additional armour into the bridgehead. An ad hoc force off our troops was formed, including the regimental and
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Name: Maj Greesh Chandra Verma
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 06 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 72 Pres,66,30-9-66
Citation:
On 6 September 1965, Major G C Verma was leading his company in an attack on a very strongly defended enemy post in the Poonch Sector. He led the assault in the face of heavy enemy fire at the head of his troops. After a fierce exchange of fire and hand grenades, the enemy was driven
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Name: Nk Gulab Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 18 Nov 1962
Gazette Notification: 17 Pres 64, 26-1-64
Citation:
On 18 November 1962, the Chinese attacked our post at Rezangla in Ladakh with heavy artillery and mortar fire and established a machine gun position near the post. Naik Gulab Singh and Lance Naik Singh Ram charged the Chinese position with a
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Name: Hav Guman Singh Gurung
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 29 Mar 1989
Gazette Notification: 33 Pres/89, 30-3-89
Citation:
Havildar Company group of 6/8 Gorkha Rifles was operating on a search-and destroy mission under the command of Colonel Vijay Kumar Bakshi on 2 March 1989. The company encountered militants' camp in the general area of Nayaroo lagoon in the
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Name: L/Nk Guman Singh Musani
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 16 May 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Rfn Guman Singh Rawat
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 18 May 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 18 May 1948, two companies of 3 Garhwal Rifles were ordered to capture a position near Trahgam. They suffered casualties, including Rifleman Guman Singh Rawat, and had to withdraw about 400 yards to the rear. The enemy sent a party to pickup the
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Name: Sep Gurbachan Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 13 Oct 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
Sepoy Gurbachan Singh was the Bren gunner with a platoon of "C” Company of 1 Sikh deployed in Tithwal area of J & K. On 13 October, 1948, his platoon was rushed to reinforce "A" Company which had suffered heavy casualties as a result of continuous heavy
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Name: Capt Gurbachan Singh Salaria
Award: Param Vir Chakra (PVC)
Operation: 1961 Vijay - Goa Liberation
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1961
Gazette Notification: 8 Pres./62, 21.1.62
Citation:
On 5 December 1961, 3/1 Gorkha Rifles was ordered to clear up a roadblock established by the gendarmerie at a strategic roundabout at Elizatbethville, Katanga.
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Name: Maj Gen Gurbaksh Singh (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 06 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 129 Pres/65,11-11-65
Citation:
Major General Gurbaksh Singh, General Officer Commanding of a mountain division, was responsible for operations against PaKistan in the Khem Karan Sector in September 1965. Though short of troops, his formation captured its initial objectives on the first day but was forced to fall back to
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Name: Lt Gen Gurbaksh Singh Sihota (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 09 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94Pres 72,19-8-72
Citation:
On 9 December 1971 Captain Gurbaksh Singh Sihota was ordered to carry a reconnaissance party for the selection of a suitable landing site for helicopter borne operations in the Eastern Sector. Skillfully piloting his helicopter, he penetrated deep behind enemy occupied territory. During
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Name: Col Gurbans Singh Sangha (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 15 Aug 1965
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres/65,10-9-65
Citation:
15 August 1965, in the area of Dewa Camp in Jammu & Kashmir, an infantry brigade suddenly came under heavy and concentrated Palustani artillery fire. Lieutenant Colonel Gurbans Singh Sangha, who was commanding a Mahar Battalion, extricated his battalion and continued to
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Name: Grenadier Gurbax Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 10 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
On 10 December 1971, a battalion of the Grenadiers reached the outskirts of Nainkot in the Shakargah Sector. The enemy brought down heavy artillery, mortar and tank fire on our positions. An officer in the open was seriously wounded by a
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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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