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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.



Vir Chakra (VrC)
Awardee: Lt Gen Asoke Banerjee, VrC

Gazette Notification: 50 Pres/52, 3-7-52
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 08 Oct 1951

Captain  Asoke Banerjee was in charge of a casualty clearing post near Maryang San in the Operation Commando from 3 to 8 October 1951. His task during this operation was to collect and evacuate the wounded from the 1st Royal Northumberland Fusiliers and the 3rd Royal Australian Regiment. 

On 5 and 6 October particularly, this officer had to treat and evacuate more than 150 casualties. Though his post was often under shellfire of the opposing forces, he worked without any regard for his personal safety, and with tireless energy rendered skilful medical aid to the wounded and speedily arranged their evacuation. 

The way Captain Asoke Banerjee carried out his duties during this operation was very commendable. By his calmness and courage, his devotion to duty and his professional skill, he saved many lives. 

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