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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: Maj Harish Chandra Sharma
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 09 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94Pres 72,19-8-72
Citation:
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Major Harish Chandra Sharma was commanding a company of JAT Regiment in the Eastern Sector. He improvised a flotilla of local boats and despite heavy enemy resistance established a bridgehead pushing the enemy back. This
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Name: Lt Col Harish Kumar Chopra
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94Pres 72,19-8-72
Citation:
Major Harish Kumar Chopra was a battery commander with an Infantry battalion, which had established abridge head across the river Basantar in the Shakargarh Sector. The enemy counter-attacked in strength supported by heavy artillery and machine gun fire
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Name: Sep Harnam Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 01 Feb 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 1 February 1948, when two platoons of a company attacked and captured a feature in J&K, Sepoy Harnam Singh was the forward most man in position and was told not to fire till he got orders. The enemy was hardly 12 yards from his position when he opened up with his own gun. The
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Name: Sep Harpal Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 04 Feb 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 4 February 1948, while withdrawing on being pursued by the enemy half a' dozen times as strong as itself, the patrol, of which Sepoy Harpal Singh was a member, got surrounded from three sides with immediate threat to its rear. The patrol commander ordered withdrawal. Seeing heavy
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Name: Maj Harpal Singh Grewal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Major Harpal Singh Grewal, officer commanding of a company of Bihar Regiment in the Eastern Sector, was given the task of liquidating a well-fortified enemy post, which was held in strength and supported by medium machine guns. During the assault, his company
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Name: Nk Hasta Bahadur Gurung
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 24 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 3 Pres/64, 1-1-64
Citation:
Lance Naik Hasta Bahadur Gurung was in command of a detached section at Lambola in NEFA. On 24 October 1962, the Chinese attacked his post in overwhelming numbers and though he had only four riflemen with him at that time, he fought
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Name: 2nd Lt. Hawa Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
A Battalion of Gorkha Rifles was given the task of capturing an enemy position in an area in the Eastern Sector. The enemy was holding a well-fortified position supported by medium machine guns. During the assault, Second Lieutenant Hawa Singh was
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Name: Brig Hayde, Desmond E. (now deceased)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 06 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 125 Pres/65,17-9-65
Citation:
On 6 September 1965, when the initial attack on the lchhogil Canal in Pakistan was launched, Lieutenant Colonel Hayde, officer commanding of a battalion of Jat Regiment, captured the western bank of the canal against very stiff enemy opposition. It was primarily due to his leadership that
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Name: Hav Hazari Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 18 Jul 1948
Gazette Notification: 10 Pres 52,26-1-52
Citation:
On 17 July 1948, Havildar Hazari Singh commanding a platoon led an attack on an enemy position. The platoon was held up by intense fire. In spite of being severely wounded in the leg, Havildar Hazari Singh rushed forward firing his sten gun and shouting the battle cry. This inspired the
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Name: Sep Hazura Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 03 Jul 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 3 July 1948 at Gumri in J&K State, Sepoy Hazura Singh was doing LMG No. 1 duty in a section outpost. The enemy put in a two-company attack supported by mortars and MMGs and managed to reach within 200 yards of the outpost. Although head covers and stone "sangars" had
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Name: Hav Hem Chander
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 04 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 73 Pres72, 17-6-72
Citation:
On 4 December 1971, a battalion of Jat Regiment was ordered to clear an enemy post in the Rajasthan Sector. This post was held in strength by the enemy The attack was held up due to heavy and accurate light machine gun fire from the enemy post. Havildar Hem Chander, with utter
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Name: L/Nk Hira Bahadur Thapa
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1987 Pawan Sri Lanka
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1987
Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22-1-88
Citation:
Lance Naik Hira Bahadur Thapa of the 4th Gorkha Rifles was inducted into a post in the Bilafondla Complex in the Siachen Glacier area. On 23 September 1987, he was on duty on an observation post. During his vigil in the face of
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Name: Hav Hira Lal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 07 Nov 1947
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
Hira Lal was commanding the leading section of a platoon of 4 Kumaon engaged in clearing Bararipur Village in Kashmir in February 1948. Some 50-60 raiders had taken shelter in the village. As the leading section entered the village, it came under heavy rifle and automatic fire injuring
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Name: Lt Col Hira Nand
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 Hira Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 08 Apr 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
Subedar Hira Singh was the second-in-command of a 4 Dogra Company assigned to advance from the left flank during the attack on Barwali ridge in Naushera Sector in J&K. On 8 April 1948, when the forward platoon commander of the company was badly wounded, Subedar Hira Singh was
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Name: Nk Hom Bahadur Thapa
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22-1-88
Citation:
Naik Hom Bahadur Thapa of 4th Gorkha Rifles was inducted with his company into Bilafondla Complex in the Siachen Glacier area. On the night of 23 September 1987, the enemy troops started heavy shelling on the post and simultaneously launched an attack. Undeterred he, as Light
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Name: Col Hoshiar Singh (now deceased)
Award: Param Vir Chakra (PVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 7Pres/72, 29-1-72
Citation:
On 15th December 1971, a battalion of the Grenadiers was given the task of establishing a bridgehead across the Basantar River in the Shakargarh Sector. Major Hoshiar Singh, who was commanding the left forward company, was ordered to capture the enemy locality at Jarpal. This
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Name: Sub Hoshiar Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 22 Jun 1988
Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22-1-88
Citation:
Subedar Hoshiar Singh was platoon commander of "C" company. On 20 October 1987 the battalion was involved in the clearing of Jaffna Town. During the house-to house fighting, Subedar Hoshiar Singh was leading his platoon for the capture of Jaffna Town Public Library. The concrete
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Name: Hony Lt Hoshiar Singh Yadav
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 25 Jan 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
Naik Hoshiar Singh Yadav was section commander assigned the task of defending a hill picquet in J & K, which the enemy was planning to capture. On 25 January 1948, some 200 strong enemy troops, supported by mortars and machine guns, attacked his picquet, seriously injuring four of his
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Name: Brig HS Bolina
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 24 Apr 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 20 April 1948, at Mahura in Kashmir, Major H.S. Bolina's Company was given the task of attacking and capturing a strongly held feature. This feature necessitated a climb of over 2500 feet over a very steep clay soil. The enemy had
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Name: Nk Hukam Chand
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, after considerable bombardment by artillery and mortars, the Chinese launched an attack on our company post at Rezangala in Ladakh in overwhelming strength and in successive waves. The first few waves were beaten back but the company suffered many
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Name: Lt Col IJS Butalia
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26.1.50
Citation:
On 22 February 1948, Lieutenant Colonel 1.J.S Butalia, Cotnnlanding Officer 4 Dogra, was assigned the task of covering the withdrawal of 19 (I) Infantry Brigade without any artillery support. He carried out the withdrawal successfully and personally supervised the layback. He gallantly
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Name: Nk Imliakumao
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: Vijay - Kargil
Date of Award: 26 Jan 2000
Gazette Notification: 62 Pres/2000, 26.1.2000
Citation:
On 08 July 1999, Sepoy Imliakum volunteered to raid an enemy mortar position at a height of 15,000 feet in Mushkoh Valley in Jammu and Kashmir Sepoy Imliakum formed part of the assault group and was tasked to stealthily silence the enemy sentry who was on duty on the outer
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Name: Brig Inayat Altaf Yusuf
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 08 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
On 8 December 1971, during a battle in the Rajastan Sector, Captain Inayat Altaf Yusufji of the air observation post flight flew four missions to locate and engage enemy concentration. Though his aircraft was riddled with bullet holes, undeterred, he remained airborne, directing own
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Name: Lt Col Inder Bal Singh Bawa
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1987 Pawan Sri Lanka
Date of Award: 02 Apr 1988
Gazette Notification: 34 Pres/88 26.1.88
Citation:
Deployed in Sri Lanka as part of the operation of the Indian Peace Keeping Force, Lieutenant Colonel Inder Bal Singh Bawa landed with his battalion at Palai on 11 October, 1987, and went immediately into battle with the task of clearing the Axis Vasavilan-Urgmpurai-Jaffna Fort. The
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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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