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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 Gen Hanut Singh (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 16 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Lieutenant Colonel Hanut Singh was commanding 17 Horse in Shakargarh Sector of the Western Front. On 16 December 1971, his regiment was inducted into the Basantar River bridgehead and took up positions ahead of the infantry. The enemy launched a number of armoured attacks in
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Name: Lt Gen Har Krishen Sibal (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 06 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 129 Pres/65,11-11-65
Citation:
From 6 to 22 September 1965, Major General Har Krishen Sibal, General Officer Commanding of an infantry division, was in charge of troops operating against Pakistan along the Khalra axis. Their task as to advance into Pakistan up to the Ichhogil Canal and to inflict maximum attrition
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Name: Hav Har Narain Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 22 Apr 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 22 April 1948, a patrol was attacked by a superior force and was forced to withdraw about 600 yards. During this withdrawal Sepoy Nihala Ram was wounded in the leg and got left behind As soon as this was discovered, the patrol stopped and took up a
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Name: Sub Har Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 10 Dec 1947
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 10 December 1947, in Uri (Kashmir), Jemadar Har Singh's platoon was given the task of protecting the rear while his company was withdrawing. An enemy party of about 50 attempted to ambush the attacking company. In spite of his platoon strength being only 21 and the
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Name: Sub Har Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 04 Mar 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 4 March 1948, a platoon of 4 Kumaon commanded by Jemadar Har Singh was given the task of left flank protection to another company in Nikhaura, Kashmir, and to stage a false attack towards another feature. This was a very steep feature with barely a few holds and under four to
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Name: Capt Harbaksh Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 01 May 1948
Gazette Notification: 10 Pres 52,26-1-52
Citation:
In May 1948, Brigadier Harbaksh Singh, Commander 163 Brigade, was ordered to advance and capture Tithwal with a view to capturing the enemy's base from where he operated towards the Handwara valley and to cut his advance from Muzzaffarabad to Gurais. The tribesmen were
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Name: Lt Col Harbans Lal Mehta
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 08 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 125 Pres/65,17-9-65
Citation:
on 8 September 1965, Lieutenant Colonel H.L. Mehta, while commanding a battalion in the attack on the Sialkot Sector, found that one of his companies was held up by heavy Pakistani machine gun, mortar, rifle and automatic fire. The enemy defences were sited in cane fields and
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Name: Lt Col Harbans Singh Virk (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 16 Sep 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26.1.50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Lt Col Harbant Singh Kahlon
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 03 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Captain Harbant Singh Kahlon was the observation post officer with the Ranian screen position in the Western Sector. The enemy launched seven attacks on this position between 3 and 4 December in overwhelming strength under heavy
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Name: Maj Harbhajan Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 11 Sep 1967
Gazette Notification: 23 Pres/68,26-1-68
Citation:
At 0540 hours on 11 September 1967, Major Harbhajan Singh was commanding a company, which was detailed as a protection party for engineers who were constructing a wire obstacle at North Shoulder on Nathu Lal. When the wire was being laid, a scuffle took place with the
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Name: Maj Harbhajan Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 20 Nov 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Lance Naik Harbhajan Singh was the commander of the leading section of his company which was given the task of closing the defences occupied by the enemy in the Eastern Sector. His company came under intense and accurate small arms fire when it was only 300 yards short of
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Name: Brig Harbhajan Singh Bains (retd)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 19 Mar 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Dfr Harbir Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
In December 1971, Dafadar Harbir Singh was the commander of the leading tank of the troop of an armoured delivery regiment, which was sent to Longewala in the Rajasthan Sector to blunt the thrust of a large armoured enemy column. Incomplete disregard for his safety, he closed in on
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Name: 2nd Lt. Hardev Pal Nayyar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 12 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification:
Citation:
On 11 December 1971, Second Lieutenant Hardev Pal Nayyar was platoon commander in a company, which was assigned the task of attacking an enemy post in the Western Sector. During the assault, his platoon was held up by automatic fire from the enemy bunkers. Second Lieutenant
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Name: Jem Hardev Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 24 May 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26.1.50
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Name: Maj Hardev Singh Grewal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 01 Feb 1972
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
On 7 December 1971, Major Hardev Singh Grewal was commanding a company of JAT Regiment deployed in a defensive position in the Chhamb Sector in J & K. The enemy attacked and managed to get a foothold on one of his localities. He immediately launched a
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Name: Maj Gen Hardev Singh Kler (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Brigadier Hardev Singh Kler was commanding a mountain brigade on the Eastern Front during the operation against Pakistan. He led the advance from Jamalpur up to Turag River. During all the action in this advance, Brigadier Kler was personally present with the leading troops and directed
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Name: Lt Col Hari Chand (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 17 Mar 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26.1.50
Citation:
In 1948 Major Hari Chand was selected by the Commander-in-Chief, General K.M. Cariappa, to throw out the enemy from the Leh Sector. He led a column of sturdy Gorkhas, which took the unconventional route from Kulu to Leh across the virgin Himalayan ranges. It was accomplished when
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Name: Hav Hari Das Nag
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 13 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Havildar Hari Das Nag was a platoon havildar in a battalion of Brigade of Guards assigned the task of capturing a feature in the Kargil Sector. He volunteered to destroy an enemy machine gun position which was holding the company's attack. He approached the enemy bunker, lobbed a
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Name: Jem Hari Ram
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 the Rezangala Company post in Ladakh after a heavy concentration of artillery and mortar fire. The defending company was greatly outnumbered but continued to fight very gallantly and inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy.
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Name: Sep Hari Singh (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 17 Mar 1948
Gazette Notification: 2Pres/50, 26-1-50
Citation:
During the advance on Jhangar (Jammu & Kashmir State) in an attack on Pir Thil Nakka on 17 March 1948, Sepoy Hari Singh was a rifleman in the leading company. During the assault his section came under heavy fire and was pinned to the ground. He spotted an enemy bunker and after
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Name: Sub Maj (Hony Lt) Hari Singh (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 09 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 73 Pres72, 17-6-72
Citation:
A battalion of Mahar Regiment was ordered to lay a minefield around the Fattiwala post in the Western Sector. A patrol was detailed to provide protection to the mine laying party. When mine laying started, the enemy brought down heavy artillery fire, resulting in the death of a sepoy and
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Name: Lt Col Haripal Kaushak
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 23 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 7 Pres 63, 26-1-63
Citation:
Lieutenant Haripal Kaushak was commanding a company holding the Tongpengla position in NEFA. On 23 October 1962, the Chinese started attacking with a regiment on the Bumla axis with the intention of breaking through to Towang. His company's position was first
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Name: Lt Col Hariqbal Singh Dhaliwal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 08 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 132 Pres 65,17-9-65
Citation:
On 8 September 1965, as the troop leader of the vanguard squadron of Poona Horse, Second Lieutenant Har lqbal Singh Dhaliwal was leading his troop in the Sialkot Sector, his first contact was with five enemies Patton tanks on the north of
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Name: Maj Gen Harish Chandra Pathak (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 11 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Colonel Harish Chandra Pathak's battalion was given the task of capturing Pak Fatehpur, a well-fortified position held in strength by the enemy. During the attack, the enemy brought down intense and accurate artillery and small arms fire on the assaulting troops inflicting heavy casualties.
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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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