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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.



Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Awardee: Vice Adm Swaraj Parkash, MVC, AVSM (retd)

Gazette Notification: 18 Pres/72,12-2-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 1971

Captain Swaraj Parkash commanded INS VIKRANT against the enemy in the Bay of Bengal. Throughout the ship was operating in most hazardous waters and was the principal target both for enemy submarines and aircraft. With indomitable spirit, he launched ceaseless offensive operations against the enemy. The successful air strikes from VIKRANT had a devastating effect on ports all along the Bangladesh coast and completely denied the enemy use of sea and inland waterways. Captain Swaraj Parkash displayed conspicuous gallantry, inspiring leadership, professional skill and devotion to duty in keeping with the highest traditions of the Indian Navy. 

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