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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: 2nd Lt. David Alexander Devadasan
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 11 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Lieutenant David Alexander Devadasan was commanding a platoon of Mahar Regiment during the operations against Pakistan. On the night of 10 December 1971, his battalion was given the task of capturing an enemy position in an area in the
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Name: Maj Gen Davinder Pal Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 04 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94Pres 72,19-8-72
Citation:
Major Davinder Pal Singh, commanding a company of Bihar Regiment, was assigned the task of capturing an enemy strong point in the Eastern Sector. Despite intense shelling and small arms fire, Major Davinder Pal Singh, with utter disregard for his safety, led his
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Name: Hav Daya Ram (retd)
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 06 Feb 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26.1.50
Citation:
On 6 February 1948, Lance Havildar Daya Ram was commanding a forward section of his platoon at Tain Dhar, which was subjected to heavy enemy fire and attacks. His section post was attacked 5 times by the enemy. Most of his men including himself were wounded but he kept on
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Name: Sep Dayal Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 11 Feb 1948
Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22-1-88
Citation:
In February 1948, a company of 1 Sikh was pursuing a band of raiders in the Handwara area. The raiders escaped over the bridge at Kapwara. They also set fire to it to prevent our troops using it in pursuit. They had covered the burning bridge with
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Name: Sep Dayal Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 26 Jan 1988
Gazette Notification: 35 Pres/88, 22-1-88
Citation:
On 16 October 1987, the 16th Battalion of the Sikh Regiment was assigned the task of advance through the LTTE-infested area, to linkup at Jaffna fort. The "B" Company was leading the advance from Uduvil to Jaffna. This involved cross country movement in
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Name: Nb Ris Dayal Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 11 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Naib Risaldar Dayal Singh was a troop leader of Scinde Horse operating in the Shakargarh Sector. His troop participated in the assault on an enemy position. Despite stiff enemy resistance he led the attack with courage and personally destroyed two
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Name: Hav Dayanand Ram
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 04 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Havildar Dayanand Ram was commanding a platoon during the attack on an enemy post at lslamgarh in the Rajasthan Sector. This was a well-fortified post held in strength by the enemy. During the assault, his platoon came under heavy and
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Name: Sub (Hony Capt) Deb Jang Sahi
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1961 Vijay - Goa Liberation
Date of Award: 16 Sep 1961
Gazette Notification: 58 Pres 62,10-9-62
Citation:
Jemadar Deb Jang Sahi was commander of a platoon of a relief force in the Congo. While proceeding towards the objective, the platoon came under heavy machinegun and mortar fire and was in danger of being surrounded. At this stage, an enemy plane also bombed and strafed the
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Name: L/Hav Deb Singh Bhandari
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 17 Nov 1965
Gazette Notification: 72 Pres,66,30-9-66
Citation:
Lance Havildar Deb Singh Bhandari was commanding a leading section of a company of a battalion, which was ordered to clear an area in Rajasthan where the enemy had intruded after the cease-fire. The assault on the enemy position was held up by a
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Name: Nk Debi Bahadur Gurung
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 14 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 134 Pres/65,16-10-65
Citation:
On 14 September 1965, when the enemy attacked a company group of Gorkha Rifles at Rasulpur in the Sialkot Sector, Naik Debi Bahadur Gurung, who was controlling the 3-inch mortars at the post, brought down steady and accurate fire on the advancing enemy
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Name: Hav Debi Parkash Singh
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 01 Sep 1965
Gazette Notification: 72 Pres,66,30-9-66
Citation:
During operations in the Chhamb Sector, Havildar Debi Prakash Singh was hit in the arm by an enemy bullet while commanding a platoon in its forward location. He was ordered to report to the regimental aid post by his company commander and to
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Name: Rfn Debi Prasad Limbu
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 01 Oct 1967
Gazette Notification: 82 Pres/68,17-12-68
Citation:
Rifleman Debi Prasad Limbu was the forward sentry in a platoon post in the Cho La area on the 1 October 1967. When the Chinese suddenly opened fire with heavy machine gun, mortars, rocket launcher, rifles, LMGs and grenades, he kept on firing at the Chinese. After he had finished
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Name: Lt Col Deepak Rampal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1999
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/2000,15-8-99
Citation:
On 04 July 1999 during 'Operation Vijay', Delta Company of 17 JAT under Major Deepak Rampal was tasked to capture Whale-Back, part of Point 4875. Whale-Back, a dominating feature, had complete observation over the Mushkoh Valley Drass and Matayan and observed artillery fire was
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Name: Maj Deepankar Kapoor Singh Sharawat
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 01 Jan 2000
Gazette Notification: 63 Pres/2000, 26.1.2000
Citation:
On 8 July 1999, "A" Company commanded by Lieutenant Deepankar Kapoor Singh Sharawat was tasked to raid a mortar position west of 'Twin Bump', which had been causing havoc on own troops. Lieutenant Sharawat moved towards the mortar position with his company with stealth
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Name: Maj Deepender Bhuchar
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1996
Gazette Notification: 31Pres/98 , 26-1-98
Citation:
As a company commander of 24 Punjab, Major Deepender Bhuchar was posted on the Line of Control in the North Jhelum Sub-sector in Jammu & Kashmir. He observed that his forward post was under intense mortar, artillery and
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Name: Hav Deputy Lal
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 15 Jun 1948
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26-1-50
Citation:
(No Citation)
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Name: Hav (Hony Nb Sub) Des Raj
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 94 Pres/72,19-8-72
Citation:
Havildar Des Raj was a platoon commander in Punjab Regiment, which was occupying a screen position in an area in the Western Sector. On the night of 3 December 1971, the enemy attacked this position in strength and managed to penetrate through the
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Name: Hav Dev Prakash
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 15 Aug 1999
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/2000,15-8-99
Citation:
On 20 June 1999 during "Operation Vijay", Naik Dev Parkash, a section commander in 13 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, was tasked to assault Point 5140, a strategically important feature in the Drass Sector. As per the plan, Naik Dev Parkash along with his
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Name: Hav Devendra Singh kandari
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, Havildar Devendra Singh Kandari was the platoon havildar in a company of Kumaon Regiment which was detailed far attacking the enemy defences in the Eastern Sector. While assaulting the objective, his platoon commander was
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Name: Capt Devinder Singh Ahlawat
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 05 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Citation:
Captain D.S. Ahlawat was leading a Dogra company during the attack on the Dera Baba Nanak bridgehead on the night of 5 December 1971. The enemy defences were based on a series of concrete embankments with anti-tank guns and heavy and light automatics. The
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Name: Maj Devinderjit Singh Pannu
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 04 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 77 Pres/72,17-6-72
Citation:
Major Devinderjit Singh Pannu was commanding a company of Sikh Regiment occupying a key position for the defence of Chhamb when the enemy launched an attack on night of December 1971. Major Pannu immediately rushed to one of his platoons occupying a screen position at a border
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Name: 2nd Lt. Devpal Singh Deval
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Dec 1971
Gazette Notification: 124 Pres72,16-12-72
Citation:
Second Lieutenant Devpal Singh B. Deval was commanding the leading platoon of 5th Gorkha Rifles during an assault on an enemy post in the Sylhet Sector. The post was well-fortified. The enemy brought down heavy and accurate artillery and medium machine
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Name: Sub Dewan Chand (now deceased)
Award: Vir Chakra (VrC)
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 20 Oct 1962
Gazette Notification: 56 Pres 63, 22-7-63
Citation:
Subedar Dewan Chand was in command of Post Takkar, situated at a height of 18,000 feet in North Ladakh. On 20 October 1962, the Chinese launched a general offensive on all our posts in that area. The personnel of these posts were ordered to
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Name: Lt Col Dewan Ranjit Rai
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 27 Oct 1947
Gazette Notification: 2 Pres 50, 26.1.50
Citation:
Lieutenant Colonel Dewan Ranjit Rai was the Commanding Officer of 1 Sikh. Immediately on landing at Srinagar, on 27 October 1947, he appreciated that it was imperative to hold and oppose the raiders as far away as possible from the vital city of Srinagar and its adjacent
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Name: Sep Dewan Singh
Award: Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Operation: 1947 Indo Pak Kashmir War
Date of Award: 03 Nov 1947
Gazette Notification: 2Pres/50, 26-1-50
Citation:
On 3 November 1947, at Srinagar in Kashmir during an action against the tribesmen at Badgam, Sepoy Dewan Singh was No. 1 Bren gunner of a platoon. The tribesmen were advancing overwhelming numbers and the odds were such that the platoon commander was ordered to withdraw.
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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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