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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: Air Cmde Arya Bhushan Lamba, VrC

Gazette Notification: 75 Pres/72, 17-6-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 09 Dec 1971

During the hostilities with Pakistan in December 1971, Squadron Leader Arya Bhushan Lamba was the flight commander of a fighter bomber squadron. On 4 December he led sorties on Risalwala and Chander airfields, blasting the dispersals. On 5 December, he destroyed a tank and tank transporter. The next day he destroyed enemy positions near Narowal. On7 December he struck twice: once on a troop concentration and later on guns and tank concentration. On 9 December, he blew up a bridge over Ichchogil Canal.

Throughout the operation, Squadron Leader Lamba displayed gallantry, leadership and professional skill of a high order.

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