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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: Sub Athanikal Basil Jesudasan, VrC

Gazette Notification: 132 Pres 65,17-9-65
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 07 Sep 1965

Havildar Athanika1 Basil Jesudasan of an air defence regiment was commander of a 40 MM gun detachment deployed for the defence of an important Air Force installation in Amritsar. On 7 September 1965, when his gun was being strafed during an air raid by Pakistani F-104 Star fighters and F-86 Sabre jets, Havildar Jesudasan skillfully controlled his fire. As a result an enemy Sabre jet was damaged and the Air Force installation saved.

In this action, Havildar Jesudasan displayed cool courage and presence of mind.

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