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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 Col Chitoor Subramanian Krishnan, VrC

Gazette Notification: 72 Pres,66,30-9-66
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 01 Sep 1965

On 1 September 1965, when Pakistani forces launched a massive attack in the Chhamb Sector, Captain Chitoor Subramanian Krishnan flew over the area in order to locate enemy artillery guns. Disregarding heavy enemy fire, he engaged the enemy artillery guns and ultimately silenced them. As officer commanding of the Air Operation Flight in Jammu and Kashmir, Captain Krishnan employed his flight in directing artillery fire against the infiltrators also and inflicted heavy casualties on them. He flew nearly 60 hours, of which 45 hours were on operational sorties.

Throughout, Captain Krishnan displayed courage and leadership of high order.

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