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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 Cdr Sankar Prasad Ghosh, VrC

Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 1971

During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Lieutenant Commander Sankar Prasad Ghosh was the pilot of an Indian naval aircraft, which carried out strikes on enemy held ports in Bangladesh. Despite the fact that enemy harbour guns and ships directed very heavy anti-aircraft fire against his aircraft, he was responsible for sinking three enemy ships. It was as a result of his vigilant aerial patrol and harassing of the enemy ships that no ship could leave Bangladesh ports during the operations. On 6 December, he helped Indian naval ships in capturing enemy ships.

Throughout, Lieutenant Commander Sankar Prasad Ghosh displayed gallantry, determination and professional skill of a high order.

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