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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: Cdr (X) Roy Joseph Millan, VrC

Gazette Notification: 74 Pres.72 1-6-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 01 Jan 1971

Commander Roy Joseph Millan was the commanding officer of a naval submarine, which patrolled the waters of Bangladesh during the operations against Pakistan. His ship was under constant surveillance by enemy air and surface forces, but he continued to carry out his hazardous patrol and thereby constituted a constant underwater threat to the enemy His probes of the near approaches of enemy-held ports in Bangladesh, which required a great skill in navigation, obtained for the Indian Navy very vital intelligence.

Throughout the operations, Commander Millan displayed commendable courage and leadership.

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