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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: Col Gurcharan Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 29 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 27 Pres 63,26-1-63
Citation:
On 20 October 1962, the mortar position of a Rajput battalion in the Dhola area came under heavy artillery fire of the Chinese. Captain Gurcharan Singh Bhatia got out of his bunker, rushed to the mortar positions and got the mortars into action. The enemy was closing in
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Name: Sub Maj (Hony Capt) Gurcharan Singh (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 12 Dec 1947
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 12, December 1947, at about 2.30 p.m. Subedar Gurcharan Singh of 1 Sikh was ordered to launch a counter-attack on the enemy who was found concentrating his forces on the left flank of the battalion and deploying them in an attempt to encircle the
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Name: Hony Capt Gurcharan Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 23 Nov 1947
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 14 November 1947 in the operations against tribesmen at Uri in J&K, one platoon of 1 Sikh under Subedar Gurcharan Singh was ordered to capture a hill feature, most vital for the defence of Uri and also for the whole area up to Baramula. He captured the
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Name: Sub Gurcharan Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 12 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Subedar Gurcharan Singh was commanding a platoon of Sikh Regiment during an attack on the enemy positions at Parbat Ali in the Rajasthan Sector. He led his men across a minefield 600 metres deep and captured the objective after hand-to-hand fighting. While reorganizing on the
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Name: Sub Gurcharan Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 01 Apr 1972
Gazette Notification: 73 Pres72, 17-6-72
Citation:
Subedar Gurcharan Singh was a platoon commander of Sikh Regiment occupying a defended area in the Eastern Sector. Two enemy platoons supported by medium machine guns established themselves between two Sikh company-defended locations and
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Name: Gnr (TA) Gurdeep Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 18 Nov 1962
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/63,26-1-63
Citation:
On 18 November 1962, the Chinese attacked Gurung Hill in the Chushul area in Ladakh. Our artillery defensive fire was controlled by an observation post, whose commander 2nd Lieutenant S.D. Goswami was seriously wounded in the action and
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Name: Sub Gurdev Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 24 Aug 1965
Gazette Notification: 131 Pres/65, 10.5.65
Citation:
On 24 August 1965, a company of Sikh battalion attacked an important objective in the Tithwal Sector. When the forward platoon closed in on the enemy post and severe hand-to-hand fighting developed, Lance Havildar Gurdev Singh assaulted with his
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Name: Hav (Hony Nb Sub) Gurdev Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 04 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Havildar Gurdev Singh was platoon havildar of a platoon of Sikh Regiment deployed in an area in the Western Sector. On 3 December 1971, his company position was attacked by the enemy in overwhelming strength, supported by heavy and accurate artillery
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Name: Maj Gurdev Singh Jaswal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 10 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Major Gurdev Singh Jaswal was commanding a company during the operations against Pakistan in the Western Sector. His battalion was ordered to capture the enemy position based on Chak Amru railway station in the Shakargarh Sector. He led the assault through a
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Name: Sub Gurdial Singh (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 18 Mar 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26.1.50
Citation:
During an attack on a picquet in Jammu and Kashmir on 2 March 1948, Subedar Gurdial Singh was the leading platoon commander. An enemy mortar knocked out his leading section. Without being downhearted or waiting for any orders, he rushed down with his two sections. He threw a
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Name: Lt Col Gurdial Singh (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 20 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 69 Pres/62,12-11-62
Citation:
On 20 October 1962, the Chinese attacked bridge 4 position in NEFA and, over running a company of our forces advanced on the battalion headquarters from all sides. Major Gurdial Singh, who was second in command, rushed out of the battalion headquarters bunker, rallied the
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Name: Hav Gurdial Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 02 Mar 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
During the attack on a feature in J&K on 2 March 1948, Naik Gurdial Singh was commander of No. 2 section of the leading platoon. The route to the objective lay over a bare narrow spur in full view of the enemy in well-dug bunkers. This NCO led the head of
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Name: Sep Gurdip Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1989
Gazette Notification: 55 Pres/91, 26-1-91
Citation:
On 14 February 1989, Sepoy Gurdip Singh of the 22nd Battalion of the Sikh Regiment, along with his platoon, was detailed to open the road Kumlamanai-Mumalai in North Eastern Sri Lanka. When the party had gone about one km from the post, the leading platoon
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Name: Nk Gurjant Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 12 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Naik Gurjant Singh was section commander of one of the assaulting platoons of Sikh Regiment, which attacked Parbat Ali in the Rajasthan Sector on the night of 12 December 1971. After his platoon had captured the objective, the enemy was seen forming up for
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Name: Col Gurjeet Singh Bajwa (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 09 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
On 9 December 1971, Second Lieutenant Gurjeet Singh Bajwa was the forward observation officer attached to a battalion of Kumaon Regiment in the attack on an enemy border post in the Rajasthan Sector. During the attack, the enemy subjected our troops to
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Name: Capt Gurjinder Singh Suri
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: Vijay - Kargil
Date of Award: 01 Jan 2001
Gazette Notification: 152 Pres/2000, 5.8.2000
Citation:
Captain Gurjinder Singh Suri was the Ghatak platoon commander and was located at forward-defended locality in Jammu & Kashmir. On 9 November 1999, the enemy launched an attack on own post, which was successfully repulsed, and the enemy retreated. Scizing the opportunity,
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Name: Capt Gurmeet Singh Punia
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 14 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
During the thrust towards Shakargarh, Captain Gurmeet Singh Punia was ordered to register targets deep inside the enemy defence. Despite enemy small arms and artillery fire directed at him, he remained airborne directing our artillery fire on enemy targets. During this mission, he
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Name: Sep Gurmel Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 May - Ablaze
Date of Award: 25 Aug 1965
Gazette Notification: 72 Pres 66, 30-9-66
Citation:
On 25 August 1965, an assault by one of our companies on an enemy position in Jammu and Kashmir was held up as its only approach route was covered by MMG and LMG fire by the enemy. Sepoy Gurmel Singh, who was in the forward section, rushed forward, charged
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Name: Col Gurmukh Singh Gill
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
When enemy infantry and tanks concentrated an attack on our troops, Captain Gurmukh Singh Gill led a patrol to provide protection to an artillery observation post officer, who was assigned the task of engaging and destroying the enemy. The patrol was
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Name: Nk Gyanendra Kumar Rai
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 2000
Gazette Notification: 63 Pres/2000, 26.1.2000
Citation:
Lance Naik Gayanendra Kumar Rai was part of the Commanding Officer’s party on 03 July 1999 as it advanced towards ‘Khalubar Top’ in Jammu & Kashmir. The column advanced under intense and effective enemy machine gun and RPG fire from the bunkers on KHALUBAR TOP. The party
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Name: Capt Haneef Uddin
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 15 Aug 1999
Gazette Notification: 113Pres/98,15-8-99
Citation:
On 06 June 1999, a company was deployed in "Operation Thunderbolt" to occupy a position, occupation of which would have facilitated better observation spectrum of enemy movement and dispositions in the area. Captain Haneef Uddin volunteered to lead the special mission patrol
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Name: Jem Hans Raj
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 11 Nov 1948
Gazette Notification: 17 Pres 5011-12-50
Citation:
On 11 November 1948 Jemadar Hans Raj led an attack on two enemy positions in the Riasi area. The enemy fire was intense. This gallant VCO, without regard for his personal safety and in spite of enemy fire being mainly directed at him, successfully charged the enemy and captured both
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Name: Sub Hanuman Krishna More
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 09 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Sepoy Hanumant Krishna More was with a company of Maratha Light Infantry which was deployed in the Western Sector. During an attack an enemy medium machine gun opened fire from a flank inflicting heavy casualties on our troops. Sepoy More, with complete
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Name: Sub (Hony Lt) Hanuman Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 15 Nov 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
In the Zojila-Dras operation on 15 November 1948, a company of 4 Rajput was ordered to capture a feature east of Pindras. On the morning of 16 November under covering fire of supporting arms, the flanking platoons had reached within 40-50 yards of enemy positions when the enemy
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Name: Rfn Hanumana Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 15 Jun 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 15 June 1948, when the enemy counter-attacked one of our picquets, Rifleman Hanumana Ram with a Bren gun was occupying the foremost position in that picquet. He was constantly under heavy small arms, medium machine gun and mortar fire but stayed on. When the enemy came
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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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